July Book Reviews

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

I had mixed feelings about this book. It was definitely interesting but so hateful too. The women in this book were all brought up in ways I can’t really identify with so it was all really strange to me. The mothers in the book talk about their childhoods growing up in China and all the things they went through. It was all terrible, none of it good. It seemed as if they were already angry with their daughters for having an easier life. It was a cycle of bad treatment. There was light and understanding at the end of the book but they were all terrible to each other. It was still a good read so I give it 4/5.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did. I was expecting it to be boring and lackluster, since I’m a millennial and we’re so desensitized by all the flashy mediums we have today. But I really liked it. The first half wasn’t so entertaining but the second half really took off. I can see why it’s a required reading for high schoolers, it’s a perfect representation of society and the moment we all have to grow up and do the things we know we should and not just what we want to do to survive. I give it a 4/5.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I wasn’t impressed with this one. I”m hoping it’s just a bridge between the first and the third, meaning I hope that it was just a way to build up the third book and that t will be really good. I give it 3/5.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I enjoyed this book, however, the end did drag a bit. I felt like I was never going to finish it! The story is cute and I could relate to each of the Little Women in turn, although I feel like I identified with Meg and Jo the most. There were moments when I felt like the author had picked moments out of my own life, even now in 2019. It was crazy how much I identified with their issues. I will say that it was a bit too prim and cutesy at times. I give it 4/5.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Tom Burton says:

    Great recommendations! Little Women & Lord of the Flies are worthwhile classics to revisit 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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