GGG Book Club: Little Bee

Hi lovelies! Thank you all for your advice on how to cut a spaghetti squash yesterday! It looks like I need to invest in a sharp knife! Can you guys believe that it is already Thursday? I’m happy this week is flying by because I have a very special visitor arriving this weekend that I am anxious to see!

On a sad note, I want to take a moment to talk about Steve Job’s death. It’s such a tragedy for someone so gifted to have died so young. I was talking about it with my mom and she said something that resonated with me– although he had all the resources and money in the world, in the end, none of that mattered? I think it’s such a good reminder that our material possessions don’t mean a thing and it’s the moments that we spend with those we love that really matter.

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Switching gears here, I wanted to do a book review for a recent read, Little Bee. I realized that I never addressed how I choose my books! Some of the books that I review are for a book club that I do in SF with my sorority sisters. I love being in a book club for many reasons (girl time, wine & cheese) being three of them, but the other is that it  is always promoting me to pick up books that I usually wouldn’t gravitate towards. Because of that, I’ve found some amazing books like the one I’m discussing today! I often find my other books through other blogs, word of mouth, best seller lists and Amazon’s recommendations- the latter usually being spot on for my tastes. Let’s just say my Kindle wish list is very, very long!

Synopsis:

Usually I like to write my own synopsis for you, but in this case, I think I’d better just write what the back of the book says, lest I reveal too much…

“We don’t want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it, so we will just say this: This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again- the story starts there…”

Thoughts:

This New York Times best seller is truly an incredible read and I could not put it down. Told in two perspectives, which I love, the characters are so honest and vulnerable that they reveal their soul on every page. It is heart wrenching at times and hopeful at others and really makes you think about ‘what would you do’. That being said, this was not an easy novel to get through. It is violent at times and there are situations and discussions that may be disturbing to readers. I had to skip one section entirely. Usually, this would put me off a book completely, but when they say there is something special about this book- they mean it. And since the back cover also says “when you read it, you’ll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds.” So I’ll leave it at that…

Questions:

-Thoughts on Steve Jobs?

-Have you read or heard of Little Bee?

-How do you choose the books you read?

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Comments

  1. Oh Emily you always have the best blog posts! I really want to read this book! Do you ever use goodreads.com? I love that site so I can keep track of all the books I want to read! So sad about Steve Jobs too..speaking of him…do you think you’ll get the iphone 4S? Im trying to decide on that one myself or if i should just get the iphone 4.

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