Whilst in between classic novels, I’ve indulged in a few lighter reads; here are a few tweet-sized book reviews.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Brilliant, insightful, lush, witty and ultimately devastating. I adored it even though it made me heartsick.
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
An encouraging and thought-provoking book on mothering with an emphasis on developing a relationship with a mom mentor. So many of my own struggles with and questions about mothering were addressed here: fighting selfishness, making time for relationships when you’re feeling worn out, beauty and virtue in an ugly world, etc. I highly recommend it!
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The bits about paleontology were interesting enough, but for a book that’s supposedly about the friendship of two misfits, the relationships described were (ahem) remarkably stale.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloane
Zero character development + tension that’s introduced, then discarded a paragraph later + a trite message = a trifecta of doom. Ugh. Skip this book.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
I love fairy-tale retellings, but this Young Adult version disappointed. The boring characters simply loitered about, and the magic was downright silly: what’s the use of understanding the language of animals or the wind if neither have anything interesting to say?
I’m linking up with Anne at The Modern Mrs. Darcy today; head on over to her blog to find more itty-bitty book reviews.