Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Showin' my books - April '19

Hola, friends! I just returned from Florida, where I spent four days with 20+ sorority sisters. It was glorious. I also managed to read a little so I'm linking up with Jana and Steph.

Life According to Steph

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - Somehow, I did not know until after I finished the book that it was based on a true story. I seriously thought it was fiction until I read the Afterword and Author's Note. That changed my whole opinion of the book, which I can't quite explain but when I thought it was fiction, I felt like it was missing something. Anyway, I gave this 4 stars.

Educated by Tara Westover - This one I definitely knew was a memoir. I don't know that I would have read this on my own, but my real life book club read it and I was interested in the story. It is stunning to realize that people really do grow up the way she did. I gave this one 4 stars as well, because while it was uncomfortable to read at times, I felt that it was important (for me) to read.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory - I needed some "junk food" reading after the previous two, and this fit the bill. What I really enjoyed about this was that it involved an interracial romance but the conflict has nothing to do with race. The characters are all diverse - black, Latino, Asian, gay... I loved that. This is the second book in The Wedding Date series, and I have not yet read The Wedding Date, but I will! 4 stars

That's it for now. I stayed up late to finish The Proposal, so I'm between books right now, but the next book club book is My Sister, the Serial Killer, so I should get on that.


  1. Well dang, all of these are on my TBR already (including My Sister, The Serial Killer)! I actually didn't add The Tattooist until I learned it was based on a true story, and could see how that could certainly change your opinion about it. I didn't realize The Proposal was #2 in a series either, so I guess I'll start with The Wedding Date!

  2. Educated was so uncomfortable. I was like WTF the entire time.

  3. what confused us at book club about the tattooist was that she said it was fiction but also based on a true story. makes you go huh? unfortunately i wasn't a fan of that one.
    educated is on my list! i've heard nothing but good things.

  4. I havent read this yet. I actually originally wanted to read the tatooist because it was a true story. Im not sure it would have captured me otherwise even though I love historical fiction.

  5. Have you read The Glass Castle? SO similar to Educated, if you enjoy those types of memoirs.

  6. Educated was so good and frustrating and disturbing all at once.

  7. I read Educated last year and wow, it was heavy! Interesting though!


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