Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Reviews - February 2010

My second month of book reviews...and you thought I'd forget.

As last month, I will point out that I claim no professionalism or quality in these reviews. This is just what I thought - take it or leave it.

1. Casting the First Stone - Kimberla Lawson Roby

This book was my bookclub's February pick. During the whole first half of the book, I felt that the storyline following very closely to the storyline in "And the Shofar Blew" by Francine Rivers. The character's choices and the outcomes were different in the second half and it did not end the same. If the author's intention was to make me hate the husband, she succeeded. I spent most of the book wanting the wife to stab him dead. Due to the similarities with the other book, I couldn't help but compare them and I enjoyed Francine River's more.

2. True Colors - Kristin Hannah
I started this book at 8:30 am on a snow day and finished it (491 pages!) at 12:20 am late that night - less than 24 hours later. To say it kept my attention would be an understatement. I felt as though I identified with each of the three sisters in this book at some point, and I was very drawn into their story and relationship. This author has been compared to Jodi Picoult, and while there are some similarities, I did not see this as the same kind of book. While there were themes that were brought up that could be considered controversial such as what Picoult tackles in each of her books, this book was mainly focused on the three sisters and their relationship to one another. I recommend it.

I'm concerned that I only finished TWO books in February, especially knowing that one of them was read in a single day. What on earth was I doing all month? It wasn't housework, I can promise you that. Stay tuned for March reviews. I'm almost done with "Maire" and will shortly be starting on "a form of godliness".

1 comment:

shrfoo said...

Perhaps there should be some sort of limit on books that make you want to stab husband-type figures. Just a suggestion...