a tuesday book review

Boy, do I have a great book for you today!!

This book was recommended to me by y’all on Facebook and I’m so glad I took everyone’s advice and downloaded it on my kindle because I really can’t put it down! The book is told by two different perspectives, the first being a couple in India that gave up their baby girl for adoption, and the second being a couple in San Francisco with fertility issues that ended up adopting the little girl. It’s a page turner, to say the least, and reminds me of another one of my favorite books.

On that note, I think I’m going to pour a glass of iced tea, sit outside and read on. I’m thoroughly soaking up my last 24 hours of home!

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Ahh thank you for the recommendation Jenna! I’m on the hunt for a new book and this one sounds great!

  • Amy
    May 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love your book reviews 🙂 Excited to get going on the newest recommendation!

    Enjoy your last day at home!!

  • Cara
    May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    That book looks great! I love your book reviews, they keep me reading and now that I have time to read I love them even more!

  • Gina @ Runningtothekitchen
    May 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    i’ve read so many new books from your reviews and loved them all. Can’t wait to try this one!

  • Kelli H
    May 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    That definitely sounds like a page turner. Enjoy being home! At least the weather here will hopefully be welcoming for you when you get back.

  • Mary Catherine
    May 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Jenna, have you read The Hunger Games yet? Best book I’ve read in a really really long time!

    • nickee
      May 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      omg i agree!! I loved that trilogy. They are of course coming out with the movie 🙂

      • Baking 'n' Books
        May 11, 2011 at 6:34 am

        I’ve heard of that series – so popular. But I’ve never seen it or read it…is it science fiction? Like a “Twi-light” sort of fantasy thing? …I thought it was a true story at first…;)

  • Heather at Heather's Dish
    May 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love hearing why books you’re loving on…I’m going through books like a crazy person these days!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I always enjoy your book reviews so much! Reading at home and soaking in the last bits of your trip there sound fantastic. Enjoy!!

  • Yoon
    May 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Jenna!

    This is my first time commenting on your site although I’ve been following you for a while now. I love your book reviews almost as much as I love your recipes. Please keep them coming! AND I can’t wait until your book comes out. You’re awesome. Keep it up!

  • Kristin Murdock
    May 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Yay! Live it up, Jenna! Is it a million degrees in Georgia like it is in Arkansas? I can’t wait to get back to California!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    May 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I feel like I’m in my book store (Chapters’ here up North) whenever I come to your Book Review – all the books are what they have displayed at the front of the store as the Hot Picks or New Releases or whatever.

    Your definitely a fiction girl aren’t you? I should start reading these.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    May 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I am always looking for new books to add to my list. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Joelle
    May 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I just finished “Water for Elephants” and it was excellent. I don’t buy books, but it is possible my library has this one.

  • Molly
    May 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    BAM! This just made me decide which book to buy for my flight next week. Thanks!

  • Tracy
    May 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Oh good, I was one of the people who recommended this one! Glad you liked it!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    May 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Enjoy the last bits of your time at home. And this book…oh this looks excellent and I wish I knew about it sooner or would have ordered it from Amazon. Leaving for a trip soon but there’s always next trip, right, for pleasure reading ? And thanks for the linkback to the Interpreter of Maladies.

    Safe travels back home!

  • Ashley
    May 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Sounds like a great book- once I finish Water for Elephants I’ll be giving this one a try!

  • Alison @ Hospitality Haven
    May 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! It’s on my book shelf just waiting for me to read it!!!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Sounds super good Jenna! I love your Tuesday book reviews 😉 Keep em’ coming!

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees
    May 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you so much for this recommendation! As someone who has been suffering from infertility for a year-and-a-half, this is on my list. I never heard about it before, so thanks for the share!

  • Mindy
    May 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I saw that at the library and was thisclose to grabbing it – I’ll have to next time!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    May 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds good! I love multi perspective books. I’ll add it to the list 🙂

  • jessica
    May 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Ooooh, Interpreter of Maladies is one of my favorite books too, and I’m looking for a new read. Will download this!


  • Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    May 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the review! I hope you enjoy to the fullest your remaining day at home.

  • Jen
    May 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Sounds like another one I need to download to my Kindle! I need to recommend two books to you – Veil of Roses & Dreaming in English by Laura Fitzgerald (the second one is the sequel to Veil of Roses). I first read VOR a few years ago on a flight to the Caribbean and I was holding back tears by the end. I was super excited to see the author had a sequel out and I read it on our cruise last week…same end result (except this time I was reading it in our cabin so I could openly cry, lol). I think you’d enjoy both if you haven’t already come across them!

  • Jenny
    May 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    You MUST read this book, The Wilder Life. Like, now.

  • Katrina
    May 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    This is a great book! I really enjoyed it 🙂

  • Nicole
    May 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I just started this book and I love it! I don’t think I will be getting any sleep tonight.

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    May 11, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Oh, this sounds great!!! I’m adding it to my “to read” list. 😀

  • Karen
    May 11, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Sounds terriifc, Jenna…desperately looking for an absorbing book!

    Have fun soaking in every moment of Mom’s pampering!

    Safe travels back to CA!

  • The Food Hound
    May 11, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I LOVE reading, but I have to say that blogging has sucked away my free time I used to spend with books! I need to start squeezing it in again! This book will totally go on my ever-growing list 🙂

  • Jackie
    May 11, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I am adding this to my list immediately! Your description reminded me of Jumpa Lahiri’s books and then I clicked on your link and saw the Amazon page for Interpeter of Maladies – great minds! Thanks for the recommend!

  • Meredith @ An Epic Change
    May 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Is there any way you could add a tab at the top with all your book reviews? Or add the links into a page? I am looking for my first non-academic read of the summer and I’m trying to look through all of your reviews and realized that a page with links would be oh so much easier. Though if I’m just blind and you already have said list somewhere, feel free to ignore this 🙂

  • Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous
    May 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I just finished the book I’ve been reading…Water for Elephants, which was good…maybe I’ll read this next!

  • Liz
    May 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Im so excited! Has anyone read The Paris Wife? I just bought it and would love to hear some feedback??

  • Gina
    May 12, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Love the book reviews! Keep ’em coming.

  • Christine @ Burning It Off
    May 13, 2011 at 3:10 am

    This has been on my to-read list forever… and the author is Canadian too… represent!! 🙂

  • Stacia
    May 13, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I can’t stop reading it!!

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    August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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