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