Book Reviews

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick

Summary from Goodreads: Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart--obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as t...
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AFTER YOU (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

  Summary from Goodreads: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On su...
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ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

My heart's been heavy this week since I started reading Jojo Moyes' Me Before You. I've been hearing a lot about this book and about how sad it is. The coward that I am, I put off reading it because I felt I wasn't ready for a sobfest just yet. Curiosity still got the better of me, though, (and because of my sister-in-law's prodding) so I decided to read it after checking that my calendar for this week's not going to be toxic and I can do a reading marathon. And so for the past four days days I've been feeling emo, with the rainy weather adding to the feels. As I've said, I already knew t...
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Quick Reviews: Goodreads-The Filipino Group Monthly & Challenge Reads

[caption id="attachment_3019" align="aligncenter" width="300"] GPG5010[/caption] I'm trying to clear my review backlog because the OC in me just couldn't move on without writing even just a few lines for all the books I finished reading. So here is another edition of Quick Reviews featuring books I read last year, two of which were Monthly Reads of the book club while the last one was a book club challenge read. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett First Published: 1930 TFG Book of the Month for June 2015 Summary from Goodreads: A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade,...
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Quick Reviews: John Grisham’s The Broker, The Associate, and The Litigators

I'm reading faster than I write blog posts (which is old news with me, actually) and so here I am with my thoughts, albeit short, before I lost my drive yet again (thank God for petiks Fridays!). It's been a while since I last read a Grisham but a good friend gave me a copy of The Broker a few weeks ago and because I was due for another read, I decided to start. I finished it soon enough and decided to start another from my Kindle. Result: A John Grisham reading marathon of 3 novels for more or less two weeks. * The Broker by John Grisham Published: 2006 Summary from Goodreads: In his...
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