Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Turn The Page ... Tuesday

From Amazon: "Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .
A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?  
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.  
But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive."

Yo! Adrienne says: I ~loved~ this book. Stop whatever you are reading right now and pick this one up. 
Same author of What Alice Forgot ( and for the life of me I cannot find that review on my blog) which is also a must.read.right.now book. So, do yourself a favor - read both. Now.

From Amazon: "Over 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been given a special look at another side of Auggie's story with The Julian Chapter and a peek at his life before Beecher Prep in Pluto. In Shingaling, the third Wonder Story, they'll read about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "welcome" buddy. Readers will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with reader-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time, and how Charlotte came to write the precept she used at the end of Wonder, "It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend.""

Yo! Adrienne says: I really liked this "extra" Wonder story. Maybe because I can remember (somewhat) what it was like to be a young girl and trying to fit in. It was fun to read about their dance instructor and see how the girls began to mature and build a relationship with each other. This all centered around a specific dance. As they say - music moves the soul ... so just shing-a-ling baby. 

From Amazon: "September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience."

Yo! Adrienne says: Well. I enjoyed this book but liked book one better. Does that mean I won't be picking up a copy of book three come Sept. 22nd? Fingers crossed my library will have the an electronic version since it has one and two. If you haven't read these yet I'd suggest waiting until you can read them all through. I think I struggled a bit because I forgot quite a bit from book one. It was 2012 when I read it after all ;-) I am eagerly awaiting to see how this all turns out. It's a creative story and the vintage photographs add a unique edge to the book.

From Amazon: "This powerful dramatization of King Hezekiah's life and faith surges forward. Chronicles of the Kings book 2."

Yo! Adrienne says: I am really enjoying working my way through this series. Old Testament isn't always easy to read much less understand. Austin's writing brings to life what I would otherwise glaze over (or fall asleep while trying to read). 

1 comment:

Sara said...

Really? Drop everything and read Big Little Lies right now? But what about the other books in my stack? What about running and errands and mom-taxi?? OK, I'll request it from my library right away...!