Book Club || Month no. 6

12 books down, 12 to go. Here is what we though about August novels.

11. The Heiresses, by Sara Shepard

The heiresses

Falynn’s Vote: 2/5     Amber’s Vote: 3.5/5

Okay, this novel isn’t the most intellectually challenging book; however, if you have a guilty pleasure of Pretty Little Liars or Gossip Girl, good chance you are going to enjoy this one. This book is basically about the “hard knock” life of a family in NYC that has a jewelry empire and the challenges that come with this high society lifestyle. That is until there is a dramatic tragedy that shakes the family’s perfect little life and makes this book into a somewhat “mystery”.

In summary: It’s a fun summer or vacation read; light and easy. However, if you are looking for an intense page-turner or an intellectual stimulant, you probably want to search elsewhere.

Amber’s Summary: I am a HUGE Gossip Girl fan and I was craving a light read. I found the book to be entertaining and the “mystery” enough to keep me guessing!


12. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

beautiful ruins

Amber’s Vote: 4/5     Falynn’s Vote: 3.5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved how the author transitioned between the past and present to weave a tale of love and loss. Jess Walter does an amazing job describing the coastal towns of Italy and you feel as if you are there too. The part of the novel that stood out to me the most was how the characters realized they had gone through life just trying to get by. It was a reminder to follow your heart and live every day to the fullest.

In summary: I officially want to visit the coastal towns of Italy and perhaps even re-read this book while I am there!



13. Hausfrau, by Jill Alexander Essbaum


1. Same Kind of Different as Me, by Denver Moore


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

Happy Reading!


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