Hi, friends! I’m so happy to be joining you all today. My name is Cassie and I blog at Sage where I chat about marriage, travel, and reading. I’m a sassy INFJ with a husband I love and three fur animals to top it all off. My heart beats for Jesus, authenticity, and community (I’m the co-founder of the #morethanaframe Instagram community). I hope you’ll stay a while and chat books with me!
As I alluded to in my introduction, I’m a tad bit book obsessed. I constantly have an audiobook and ebook going at the same time. I feel like I can never get enough! I have done an obscene amount of reading so far this summer, and there have been a number of books I would definitely read again as well as a few that I would definitely leave. Here’s the scoop:
1. BIG LITTLE LIES BY LIANE MORIARTY
If you haven’t heard of this book, you’re hiding under a rock. It has been all the rave in the blogging world lately, so I knew I had to give it a shot. It definitely lived up to my expectations. I loved the style of the writing and how suspenseful it was. It didn’t overlook creating realistic characters even in the midst of the suspense, which I really appreciated.
2. MAGIC HOUR BY KRISTIN HANNAH
This was a book I chose on a whim and I’m so happy I did. It’s one of those “finding yourself after the storm” books, but in a way that hasn’t been done before. Absolutely worth the read!
3. LEAVING TIME BY JODI PICOULT
I’m a HUGE Jodi fan. I love how much research she puts into each of her books, how I never see the end coming, and how she weaves together seemingly unrelated character lines. I thinks she’s a genius and this book is a great example of her talent. Plus it has elephants, and who doesn’t love elephants?!
1. UNBROKEN BY LAURA HILLENBRAND
Maybe I shouldn’t have seen the movie before reading the book because I found this really hard to get through. It’s an amazing story, but it felt long and drawn out at times and I found myself hoping it would end soon. I’d say you’re better off watching the movie.
2. EAT, PRAY, LOVE BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
UGHHHHHH. That basically sums it up. I was warned that I was either going to love or hate this book, and I definitely didn’t love it. I found the author annoying. She sounded like a martyr and something about that drove me insane. It kind of had the same undertones as “Wild,” which I liked better, but still didn’t love.
3. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS
This was another one of those books that everyone in blogland has been talking about. I found it pretty underwhelming. There are a number of other books that have similar plot lines and I found the ending predictable. I think this could have been a really good book, but something about it just didn’t do it for me.
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