A few of you have been asking about my book reviews lately and I don’t blame you—I feel like it’s been forever since I last posted one! The truth is, I just haven’t really been reading much lately (hides face in shame). I know, I know! I’ve been a bad reader. I’ve just been so busy finishing my own book (out on September 4th!), starting yoga teacher training and cooking up five creative meals a week for you guys. Oh yeah, and I discovered the hilarity of Modern Family on itunes. So there. That’s what I’ve been up to lately!
This book by Elizabeth Berg was the last book I read, and I finished it about two weeks ago. I absolutely love Elizabeth Berg’s writing style and her prose is so powerful with human emotion that it almost reads like poetry to me. This book, about three siblings coming to terms with the fact that one of them had been being secretly abused by their mother for years, was powerful to say the least. I read it when I had that awful two week sinus infection/cold/flu/ear infection mess, and it’s stayed with me. Some may call Berg nothing more than a “chick lit author” but this is the fourth book I’ve read by her and I beg to differ. She’s a wonderfully talented writer with deep plots and character development. When I think “chick lit”, I think more of a trashy romance novel to take to the beach.
This is not that.
I also just started The Baker’s Daughter two days ago and plan to get some serious reading time in on my long flight to Florida on Monday. I’ve only read about 10% (thanks, kindle), but so far I LOVE IT. I’ll keep you guys posted though and write my thoughts when I finish it.