May Book Reviews

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I really loved this book. I feel like it’s one that everyone should read. I don’t have to tell those of you who have read it that it is a classic. There is so much about this book that is still true today. We as humans don’t seem to learn from our mistakes, sadly. We don’t seem to notice how our actions affect other people. We don’t take the time to understand what another person has to deal with. We just take the way a person looks and judge them accordingly. It’s one of the reasons there is so much meanness in the world. One of the best quotes is “Being alive begin to seem like a awful strain” and I can relate to that. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t.  All I can say is, if you haven’t read it you should. 5/5 

One For the Money by Janet Evanovich

This was a pretty entertaining story. I thought it was nice to have a female bounty hunter who was learning as she went but why did she have to be so predictable? It’s about an out of work lingerie saleswoman who needs a job really bad or she’ll be out on the streets. She takes a job from her cousin, who’s a bail bondsman, as a bounty hunter for criminals who skip out on their court hearings. Her first target? A guy she has quite a history with, if you know what I mean. It was a fun read none the less. It’s the first book in a series but I most likely won’t continue it. I give it 4/5

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

So I didn’t love this one. I know a lot of people do and I know it’s a classic but I wasn’t blown away. It was okay. I give it 3/5

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

It took me a few chapters in to get into this one. That’s how the first one was for me too. But once I got into it, it took off. I really enjoyed this series. It’s weird to call it a series because there are only two books in it but that’s what it is! I really felt like it reminded me a lot of Game of Thrones, the books not the show. Just with all the different places and peoples and the power struggles. The idea for this story is more original than most I’ve read lately so I definitely recommend it. I give it 4/5

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Burton says:

    Great reviews, Cadie! Sound like some interesting reads 🙂

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  2. Mackenzie says:

    I keep hearing about The Color Purple! I can’t wait to read it- I love books that are so well written that they have a way of articulating a way you feel but can’t always put into words. Sounds like this book does that!

    Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts toward Fahrenheit 451, totally can see why you felt that way! I think the most mind blowing thing to me is how similar some of the “futuristic” things are to what we have today. Like the sea shells that the wife wore in the story are like air pods today—everyone walking around with them. Thanks for sharing, Cadie!

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    1. I feel with a lot of the classics you either love them or are just not impressed lol I love Wuthering Heights but everyone I know who’s read can’t stand it. And I know people who loved Dracula but I hate it lol to each their own I guess.

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      1. Mackenzie says:

        Totally! I started withering heights but haven’t finished it yet. Maybe this year I will make that a goal!

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