Sunday, 11 August 2013

2013 Reading Challenge: Book 17 - The Buddha In The Attic

Recently I joined the BritMums Book Club group and for August we were sent this book to read.  I am so glad that I joined this group and look forward to the next book.

The Buddha in the AtticThe Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a beautiful story telling the tale of various Japanese women in their journey to the United States to join the husbands that most of them haven't met. The book starts off in the boat journey over from Japan and ends with the Japanese Internment in 1942.

The way the story is written from so many different points of view is very unique and very well done. Although it is hard to attach to any one particular character, you do feel for all the women together as a whole. Some of whom you don't even get to know their names.

I would recommend this book as a must read for anyone and will be looking out for the authors previous book 'When the Emperor was Divine'.

Jackie. x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

2013 Reading Challenge: Book 16 - A Time To Kill

A Time to KillA Time to Kill by John Grisham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a book club read for me, so not one I would normally go for. I thought that it was a good story. Sometimes I felt that the author went in to too much detail about irrelevant things and seemed to get sidetracked easily. I found most of the characters likeable most of the time, although occasionally they would annoy me.

All in all, I did enjoy this book and I am intrigued to see how the movie version relates to the book. I would probably read more books from the author as well.

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Jackie. x