Book Club || Month no. 7

14 books down, 10 to go. Here is what we thought about our September novels.

13. Hausfrau, by Jill Alexander Essbaum


Falynn’s Vote: 5/5     Amber’s Vote: 4.5/5

I got really into this book, not sure why but I loved it! It was quoted as, “In Hausfrau, Anna Karenina goes Fifty Shades with a side of Madame Bovary.” – TIME, and that is pretty accurate. Although, I never read Fifty Shades, I assume this book relates to the spin of eroticism entwined within the storyline. I found this book a bit dark and depressing, but also incredibly interesting as it dives into the story of one women’s challenge to find satisfaction with both her life and with herself in a Swiss world she doesn’t call home.

In summary: There is a flare of feminism, a bit of sex, a tad of sadness, and a lot of emotion. Read it!


14. Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall & Denver Moore (with Lynn Vincent)


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

I actually read this book last year, but I liked it so much I had to put it on the list. The fact that it’s a true story really opened my eyes to the plight of the homeless and the cyclical nature of poverty and addiction. I don’t want to say too much about the story as I recommend you read it for yourself!

In summary: If you don’t mind having religion and the supernatural in your books, then this is a MUST read. The even more unbelievable part, is that it all happened. 


NEXT UP… we have a bit of a trend; memoirs!

15. A House in the Sky: A Memoir, by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett

A house in the sky


16. The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir, by Stephan Elliot

The Adderall Diaries

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

Happy Reading!


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