Book Club || Month no. 1

2 books down, 24 to go. Here is what we though about the first two novels.

1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera


Falynn’s Vote: 2/5     Amber’s Vote: 2/5

This book was deep, complicated, and to be honest… exhausting. Typically I find reading relaxing, this book was not; I had to read, re-read, and read again to figure out what was going on and what was actually being said. It seemed there was a metaphor or a deeper meaning for absolutely everything going on in the book. Because this book was so philosophical, I had a hard time identifying what the storyline was and where the book was going. That being said, this book did make me think and forced me to read something outside my usual literature.

All-in-all, I wasn’t a fan; but I will give the author credit for writing the heaviest philosophical book my mind has ever come across.


2. The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau


Amber’s Vote: 3/5     Falynn’s Vote: 2/5

The book was well written, and a very light/easy read! I give it 3/5 only because the plot was a bit too familiar to me after reading books like The Hunger Games and the Divergent series. That being said, I enjoyed it for what it was; an escape from reality for the two hours it took to read.

In short: Great read for a flight, long car ride, or day at the beach!



3. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins


4. The Banks of Certain Rivers, by Jon Harrison


For a list of upcoming books, check out the Book Club Challenge page!

Happy Reading!


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