Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Turn the page ... Tuesday

From Amazon: "At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that is not meant to be read...

My darling Cecilia,
If you’re reading this, then I’ve died...

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret."

Yo! Adrienne says: Get this book now. No seriously. I had NO Idea of what was coming  ... and no spoilers here either. Ms. Moriarty is hands down one of my favorite authors. Everything I have read of hers has become an instant favorite. I think you will fall prey to her charm as well.

From Amazon: "Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut."

Yo! Adrienne says: I almost missed this train - bada bing bada boom. I'm a little late to this book but man am I glad I finally made it. A page turner for sure that kept me up late at night reading just.one.more. chapter. Another you must read if you haven't already. Please tell me you haven't ... I don't want to be the only one who almost missed the boat, er - train - oh you know what I mean!

From Amazon: "Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe―many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions. 

A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product."
Yo! Adrienne says: This was an interesting read. Part comic book feel part cookbook. If you like good food and are fond of quirky characters you might want to give this a go. 

From Amazon: “I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us.
Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all.
That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.
Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”

Yo! Adrienne says: My book club read this and we all had a good chuckle at the name ... and the fact that we were all struggling to find time to live life full and of course - read. This is a mercifully short book that I was indeed able to read quickly. I found myself underlining something on every page. I stopped dog-earing when I realized that I had folded almost every page in the first chapter. As busy as we all are, I highly recommend this book. It's worth our time to evaluate how we spend it. This book helped me do just that.


Debi said...

The Husband's Secret is my book club's next book to read. Sounds like a good one! The Girl on the Train was also a consideration, I think it might be our next one! Thanks for sharing your reads!

Sara said...

I have not read any of these books! But a couple of them are going on my list--thanks!!!