Me Before You
I was really expecting to love this book. It was released as a movie last month, so the book must have been pretty popular. It is a story about a woman who becomes a caregiver for a quadriplegic. I did enjoy parts of it but overall it just left me feeling a bit depressed and I hated the ending.
What Alice Forgot
Now this book I loved! I have read a few other books by Moriarty and they are all so entertaining. I especially like that they take place in Australia. Alice is a 29-yr old who suffers a nasty bump on the head and wakes up as a 39-yr old, with no memory of the last 10 years. This book reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me? Read them both!
Another book that I was expecting to love but just only liked. The book was a bit of a modern day metaphor for Noah's Ark, from the perspective of Noah's wife. Ultimately there was so much rain and darkness in the book that I just didn't finish it with a good feeling. I guess I like books that make me happy. I'm curious if anyone else has read this and enjoyed it?
The Explosive Child
This book was given to me by my Mother-in-law, to help me out a bit with the boys' behavior. The description says "An explosive child who frequently exhibits severe noncompliance, temper outbursts, and verbal or physical aggression". I read that and said YES I need to read this book! The book began by explaining that many explosive children are not capable of behaving differently unless they are given the right tools to do so. To expect different results from them by just punishing "harder" may be like punishing a child who needs glasses for not being able to see. The book focuses on teaching your child the skills they need to be more flexible and less hostile, and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this book.
This book was recommended to me by my Aunt and I loved it! I felt so smart reading this book because it takes place in Europe in the 1920's and the language was a bit different to read. (Apparently I usually read more "fluff" books. ha!) Maisie began as a maid who trained to be a nurse during the Great War, and then went on to become a private investigator. This is the first book in a series about Maisie so I may check our library for the next book.
For The Love
So that's it for my latest list of books. Do you think you will read any of these? I would love to hear more book recommendations from you!!