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!



  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.

  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.

  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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  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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