Book Reviews

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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THE PASSENGER by Lisa Lutz

Summary from NetGalley: "In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it... Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It’s not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive’s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An unea...
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THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald

Summary from Goodreads: "Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen... Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy's funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist—even if they don't understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that's almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend's memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with th...
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