SUYB - February

March 12, 2019

Happy book day everyone. I tried to read as much as I could last month, but I have to admit, Wuthering Heights is killing me. Here's what I read.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
5 stars {library}

I'm almost at a loss for words. I don't know what I can possibly say to tell you how wonderful a read this was. I wish so very much that it was a real story... and I'm sure it is, for someone. Hollywood is a place I will never know the secrets of, but I wouldn't be surprised to know that celebrity marriages happen(ed) this way.

We first meet Monique as she's reeling over the failure of her marriage and her unhappiness at work. She's called in by her boss because THE Evelyn Hugo has requested her by name. Monique is taken aback but knows that this could be her shot at success. Skeptical, she starts meeting with Evelyn. She has her own questions - why her? - but Evelyn promises to reveal the reasons for everything at the end.

When the truth ultimately comes out Monique's world is rocked, and she's left with information, and a decision, that only she can decide what to do with.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's SorryMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
4 stars {library}

This took me longer than I would have liked to get though. When I first started this I wasn't into it. I'm not big on fantasy and the idea of fairy tales being an integral part of the story didn't appeal to me.

As I kept reading, I saw the true purpose of the fairy tales and the role they played.

It turned out to be a funny story about an almost-eight-year-old dealing with the death of her beloved grandmother, and the tasks she's been left to accomplish.

Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1 star {own}

Sometimes there are books that I'm glad I stuck with. This is NOT one of them. I absolutely despised this book. I hated everything about it. The writing style, the verbiage, and sweet baby jesus the characters. I hated them. Selfish, petty, vindictive, and manipulative - all of them. They were abhorrent, Joseph was intelligible (thank God for footnotes!), and I was more often than not confused. The ONLY time it got good was in the end when Catherine and Nelly were locked at Wuthering Heights.

There isn't one redeeming thing I can say. If this wasn't my last book for Erin's challenge I would have tossed it long ago. 

Currently reading: Gone With the Wind and Two Can Keep A Secret

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