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big little lies…

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Big Lbigittle Lies by Liane Moriarty was a good book.  I enjoyed it from start to finish and it was a pretty quick and effortless read (which sometimes we all need!).  There were a few parts in the book where my mouth dropped open and I ran around the house trying to tell everyone about it (nobody else had read the book and they did not care, but I had to share!).  Liane Moriarty also wrote The Husband’s Secret which I also enjoyed.  She has an interesting writing style, the book content is never what I envisioned and always surprises me.  I read both of her books as a bookclub choice and each gave our club a lot of material to talk about.  I plan on reading more of her books soon.  I would recommend Big Little Lies to anyone.

Goodreads describes the book:

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.

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just read it…

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I’ve read a few more books recently, so before my list of “just read” books gets too long again… I thought I’d write a post (see, I’m getting better!).

husbandThe Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty was a good book!  It was a completely different book than I initially pictured.  I had a vision in my head before even beginning to read… I was completely wrong (I even read the book description several times, go figure!).  There were several different characters and stories happening and it was interesting putting myself in each of their shoes throughout the book.  This was a quick read, good book, and I would recommend it!

Goodreads describes the book:

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died…

Imagine that 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 just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, 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, and 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: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.

18128561 Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness by Justin Bryant is an interesting book!  I am also pleased to say I know the author: he is my daughter’s soccer coach!  I especially loved reading the book to get a little insight on his history as a soccer player and even as a person.  It’s not everyday you are able to read a memoir of someone that you actually know!  I am impressed with the book, with Justin’s soccer history and most of all his reflections on his career.  I would recommend this book, especially if you are a soccer (football) fan!

Goodreads describes the book:

In 1988, 23-year-old American goalkeeper Justin Bryant thought a glorious career in professional football awaited him. He had just saved two penalties for his American club – the Orlando Lions – against Scotland’s Dunfermline Athletic, to help claim the first piece of silverware in their history. He was young, strong, healthy, and confident. But professional football, he found, is rarely easy. Small Time is the story of a life spent mostly in the backwaters of the game. As Justin negotiated the Non-League pitches of the Vauxhall-Opel League, and the many failed professional leagues of the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s, he struggled not only with his game, but his physical and mental health. Battling stress, social anxiety, a mysterious stomach ailment, and simple bad luck, he nonetheless experienced fleeting moments of triumph that no amount of money can buy. Football, he learned, is 95% blood, sweat, and tears; but if you love it enough, the other 5% makes up for it.

twoTwo for the Dough by Janet Evanovich was a fun read.  This is the second in a looooong series of books by Janet that feature Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter.  This is a quick, fun read.  The author is great at coming up with odd scenarios for Stephanie to be a part of.  I plan on continuing to read the rest of the books in this series, just not all in a row.  I like to mix it up a bit!

Goodreads describes the book:

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie’s bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso – a suspiciously wealthy, working class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend – the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli – who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch – only makes the hunt more thrilling…

Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol packing Grandma Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move… and his next move might be Stephanie’s last.

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