Ten Second Reviews!

Man have I been busy lately! But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t found the time to read! Here are just a few of the books I’ve been curled up with lately!

midwifeThe Midwife
By Jennifer Worth
Having recently watched and loved the BBC series “Call the Midwife”, I was curious to learn more about Jennifer Worth, and picked up her memoir from the library. A midwife in London’s East slums during the 1950’s, Worth is a fountain of humourous and touching stories about her experience and encounters. I really loved my time spent reading her memoirs, and I’ll definitely be picking up the second part sometime soon!
Rating: 4.5 Stars

messengerI Am The Messenger 
by Markus Zusak
HOLY FREAKING GENIUS! Zuzak has blown me away once again! After having read and loved The Book Thief, I decided to give I Am The Messenger a try. And boy am I glad that I did! The story follows Ed, an underage cabdriver who is tasked with the mission of helping random strangers throughout his town. The result is a touching story that left me breathless at times, especially at the end when my mouth literally hit the floor. Nicely done Mr. Zusak….nicely done indeed! A new favourite!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!

selectionThe Selection
By Kiera Cass
I finally got around to reading The Selection! While it was entertaining, this YA dystopian didn’t quite live up to all of the hype I’ve been seeing about it online. Focused on a competition where 35 girls compete to wed a handsome Prince, The Selection was like a mash up of Cinderella and The Hunger Games. Unlike The Hunger Games, however, The Selection was easy to put down, and not nearly as addicting. It’s still worth a read though for YA and dystopian lovers!
Rating: 3 Stars

big girlBig Girl Panties 
By Stephanie Evanovich
After reading TONS of rave reviews for this book at work, I was really looking forward to Big Girl Panties. The story focuses on a recent widow who has put on some extra weight after her husband’s death. Determined to get back in shape, she hires a private trainer, and soon finds herself falling in love with him. While this story was cute and funny at times, I think the word “Meh” pretty much sums up my feelings for it. I’m not quite sure why so many professional reviewers fell in love with it. Maybe this one just wasn’t for me.
Rating: 2.5 Stars

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2 thoughts on “Ten Second Reviews!

  1. I’ve been wondering if I should read The Selection. I think I’ll keep it on the backburner for now. And it’s funny…the more I think about Big Girl Panties, the more I wonder WHY exactly I liked it. It kept me entertained throughout and I think there was a decent story there but there are a lot of elements that are sort of nagging at me. Ah well!

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