Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Reading Has Begun...

I have officially started my summer reading. How is that different from my regular reading? I don't know...I read by the beach when on vacation and now when I take the boys to the pool I read. So, I guess that is summer reading! Anyway...
My first summer read was, The Wicked Girls. I don't want to tell to much of the story, but two girls meet one day when they are eleven and by the end of the day, they are both charged with murder. The book jumps from present day to the day of the murder. I really enjoyed the book and it kept my attention.  I would love to tell more, but I would hate to give too much away! It's  great read, with a surprising ending...perfect for summer!
My next summer read, which I read on the airplane and on the beaches of Hilton Head was, Me Before You.
From Amazon:
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
I had seen this book on several "must read" lists and was hesitant. I thought it was going to be your typical guy in wheelchair, girl falls in love with guy in wheelchair, guy in wheelchair falls in love with his caregiver. Happy ending. But it's not. I have to say it gives an interesting perspective of someone who is a paraplegic, who once had a HUGE life  and how others treat him now that he is in a wheelchair. The caregiver, Louisa, finds things out about herself too, which is refreshing that is isn't all about Will in the wheelchair.  I really liked this book and it does stick with you. 
I have finished two other books to let you know about in the week to come! Meanwhile, happy reading!!

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