Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Book Reviews with TBB's Virtual Book Club

Today the girls of the TBB Virtual Book Club are sharing their book reviews for March.  This month's discussions in the Slack group are going strong and are super lively.

I hate to admit this but I'm behind.  Like still reading a February pick, behind!


Sadly, I've been reading  All the Missing Girls since February.  I just can't get to the end.  And I've heard that the end is AMAZING...so I want to get there!  I feel like the end for me will be this weekend, but I just couldn't finish it in time for posting!!

And I am really excited to read a few of the March books!  I have Behind Closed Doors on hold at my local library....looks super freaky but interesting.  Can't wait to read the reviews of it today!!


Still working on All the Missing Girls though doesn't mean I didn't read at all this month!! I actually read two whole books...each in one sitting!

The first was And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer.  This is a small novella by author Fredrik Backman, who also wrote TBB Book Club's February pick,  A Man Called Ove.  I have this too, and have yet to read it (shocking I know!).  But I ended up picking up this little book one day and reading it in about an hour!  I loved it.

It is about a young boy and his grandpa, who sadly, is falling into Alzheimer's.  But he's trying his best to hold on to his precious memories! Told on what I'd call a bridge between this life and heaven...where he goes and "visits" his wife,   It was a touching read that made me laugh and cry....more crying than laughing for sure!  This is a story I highly recommend and will read again and again.  Lots of take-a-ways and beautifully written.


Another book I read in one sitting was titled Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. It is her debut. Told in poetry and prose, the book is divided into 4 sections and deals with the authors life of abuse, loss, and ultimately the healing that makes her whole again....or just as whole as she can be after such heartache.

Very well done, and not my typical read but I enjoyed it. As a reader, I was vividly immersed in the author's world, however difficult that was. I found myself flagging the poems that spoke to me and those whose words I wanted to remember.   Though difficult it's subject matter, many poems are filled with hope... I was happy I purchased this book rather than borrowed it from the library, because it's another one I'll read again.

Has anyone else ever read this?  I would love to know what you thought in the comments below.







With my spring break coming up in two weeks I have high hopes that I can read a few more books in April.  Looking forward to doing nothing and have the time...like hours...to veg and read for a week and a half!

Hop on by the link-up at TBB today to post your book reviews! No blog? No problem!  Hashtag the books you read this month across all social media with #TBBReads #TBBVirtualBookClub , so we can check them out.

 And it's never too late to join us in the Virtual book club!!  Get all the details here!

Until Next Time!

10 comments:

  1. I'm excited to hear what you think of All the Missing Girls when you're done!

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  2. I am going to get that Fredrick book today- I have read two others and loved them.

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  3. I love all the Backman books - will have to get this one!

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  4. I just got Ove so I'll see how that goes. Glad to hear you liked the author so much you got another one by him! Bodes well...

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  5. I am loving Fredrik Backman, and finally got around to Feb's pick of A Man Called Ove- which is good- doing the audio. I read My Grandmother Told Me...and it was really great. I think the Brit Marie is next! I have heard a lot of people who couldn't get to the end as easily in All the Missing Girls- I liked it, but I know lots disliked the main character and so they lost interest or caring about how it turned out!

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  6. What interesting reads. PC and I read/listened to A Man Called Ove together. Maybe this next book should be our latest title to read together. PC was very close to his grandfather but I never knew either of mine. Interested in Milk and Honey, too. I like books written in prose and poetry. Love the book Love that Dog and Where I Live for children written much the same way.

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  7. I've been seeing Milk and Honey everywhere. Not sure if I'd pick it up since it's in prose/poems (I always struggle with poetry) but it does sound interesting.

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