Book Challenges- Week 8

Popsugar Challenge

(7/50) No progress this week.

While I Was Reading Challenge

(3/12) 25% done, but no progress this week

The Unread Shelf

Running Total: 3

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Committed: A Love Story, by Elizabeth Gilbert (memoir): As you may know, Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love. At the end of that memoir, she met Felipe, and fell in love. They decided to stay together, but neither of them wanted to get married. But Felipe was not a US citizen, and at one point, was no longer allowed to enter the US. They were forced to get married if he wanted to continue to stay. They agreed, but were stuck outside the US for almost a year while their paperwork was processed. This book was Ms. Gilbert’s attempt to come to terms with the marriage.

It was an interesting book, part memoir and part exploration of the history and culture of marriage. I found the different sections interesting and informative. There was a lot of information that made me think or say “huh.” I’m always interested in books that explore relationships, and this one was good.

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I Remember You, by Cathleen Davitt Bell (YA speculative romance): I’m delighted to announce that I’ve found my first favorite book of 2018! It was a wonderful experience and I’m already looking forward to reading it again. Lucas and Juliet are different people, but when they begin to fall in love, it feels familiar to both of them. But then Lucas starts telling Juliet that he “remembers” their relationship, that it’s happened before. Juliet doesn’t believe him at first, but as time goes on, and he’s right about things that have happened, she’s not sure what to believe. His memories become more and more disturbing, testing their relationship and making them both wonder if he’s crazy. This is a lovely book about first love, relationships, and family.

5 Classic Books

(0/5) No progress

Miscellaneous Reading

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Uncanny, by Sarah Fine (YA Thriller): I had a good reading week. This is the second five star book I’ve read this year. Uncanny is an example of how to write a thriller. Cora and Hannah are stepsisters. After Hannah dies, we’re given just enough information about what happened to keep the tension high. This book explores the complex relationships between families and also has some interesting things to say about technology and how it changes the way we look at the world. The whole book is fantastic, but the ending was amazing.

2018 Running Total: 21

Have you made any progress on your TBR or book challenges?