I feel like it’s been awhile since my last reading roundup. I haven’t had as much time to read as I like lately, but hopefully all of that will change soon! Here’s what I’ve been reading since my last reading roundup!
Melissa Joan Hart talks about her life and the lessons she learned growing up as the star of hit TV shows Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I enjoyed Clarissa when I was younger and I absolutely loved Sabrina when it aired. In recent years I’ve started watching (and enjoying) Melissa & Joey. So when I saw that Melissa Joan Hart had a book I was excited to read it, hoping for a behind-the-scenes look at all of her shows. She definitely delivered! It was cool to learn more about her life pre-Clarissa (which included some commercials) and I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes information about Clarissa and the plays that she was in more than I thought I would. It all led in nicely to what I was most excited for, the information about Sabrina. I’d love to watch that show again, because I think hearing about what happened behind-the-scenes would make me appreciate it even more. (The information about Salem was so cool!) I also liked that we got a little bit of information about Melissa & Joey. I could have done without all of the personal stuff, though. I picked up the book strictly for the TV shows, so the information about past boyfriends and parties that she attended really didn’t appeal to me. Because of that, it took longer than usual to finish this book. I listened to the audiobook, since Melissa Joan Hart narrates the book and if you’re interested, I highly recommend the audiobook version! I’d say that if you were a fan of the shows that she has been in, this is worth a read, even if you’re not as interested in the personal stuff like me. The perk of actually reading the book is that you’d be able to skip over all of that!
After her boyfriend is killed in a car accident, Sawyer receives a note referencing the accident with the message, “You’re welcome.” The premise of this novel sounded so great, but it fell a little flat for me. I had trouble connecting with the storyline and the characters and that distance made it difficult for me to pick up the book again whenever I set it down. That being said, when I was reading it I wanted to know how it would end, although I wasn’t surprised by it.
A woman takes a job as a caregiver for a quadriplegic and discovers that he plans to end his life through assisted suicide in six months. I don’t really know what to say about this novel. It was well written and Moyes knows how to tell a story. I didn’t know how it would end as I read the novel and came up with a couple of theories as I read through it. But this book made me uncomfortable for a number of reasons and I found I had a hard time enjoying the novel because of that.
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