Friday, July 18, 2014

What I Read on Vacation

 

 

 

I just returned from a vacation where the weather was cool, rainy and better suited for inside activities, like reading. Luckily, I had downloaded the new JoJo Moyes novel, One Plus One. I am a big fan of all her novels, especially Me Before You, and had very much anticipated this one.

This new book tells the story of Jess, a single mother who struggles with making ends meet and protecting her two quirky children from the neighborhood bullies. She throws caution to the wind and embarks on a cross country journey filled with hilarity, a bit romance and ultimately disappointment and sadness. The story is quite moving and the characters are vulnerable, learning to rely on each other throughout the course of their trip.

I read this book over 3 days and was unable to stop reading, until I finished it one night. And, like any good book, was sad when I did finish it. If you are looking for a good summer book to read on vacation, or next to the pool, this is the perfect choice.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

12 comments:

  1. The Girl You Left Behind is on my reading list. I'm hoping to get to it this summer. I didn't care for Me Before You as much as I had hoped I would.

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  2. I'm going to read this on our beach trip next month. Have you read The Girl You Left Behind? I've heard great things about that one. I loved Me Before You.

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  3. I just got this at library (yes, I'm officially "old school." I loved Me Before You! Perfect timing. I'm reading the Fever and not loving it! laura

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  4. Sounds good. I'll put it on my library list xo Laura

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  5. I've seen this book recommended by a few people. I love to find a good beach/pool/airplane book. Thanks!

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  6. Always glad to hear about a good read. Wishing you a nice weekend.

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  7. Thanks for the great review, Vicki. I'm so glad you liked it because it is packed in my suitcase for my vaca. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I haven't been reading much but I'll put it on the list. Thanks for the suggestion Vicky. Have a good weekend.

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  9. Oh that looks like a good book:) I love a book that you just can't put down and ends all too soon! Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. I havent read this book, but it sounds interesting. I'm going to add it to my reading list.
    Thanks! =)

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  11. I just finished this book this morning...it was SO good, but I still liked "The Girl You Left Behind" better. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  12. I preordered it and it is in "wait mode" in my book stack pile.
    Daniel Silva's latest release in the Gabrielle series just came out . . .
    He is one of my favorites . . . I suggest beginning with the first in the series . . .
    And he became first in my "read now" pile . . .
    Reading puts me days behind in my Bloglovin follow . . .

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