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ARC Review : The Break

Book Title : The Break
Book Author : Marian Keyes
My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Publication Date : September 7th 2017

You know you’ve come across a good book when you don’t really want it to end, even though it’s almost about 600 pages. 

Reading The Break have left me with all different kind of emotions, some relatable and some not. It was super easy to fall in love with it as it had the most realistic prose, plot line and characters.

A heart warming tale, set in Dublin, our Protagonist, Amy, receives one of the worst news of her life. Her husband, Hugh, who fell into a deep depression after the loss of his father and best friend, decided to take a “break” and leave for six month backpacking in Asia.

The first part of the book was ok for me. I used to force myself to pick it up as I believe the whole process of Hugh leaving and Amy dealing with it was a bit prolonged. It was also a bit whiney for my taste.

But as soon as things picked up and we got into the plot, it got interestingly hilarious! I wasn’t able to put it down. I was so keen in finding out what will happen.

Will Amy take Hugh back after six month?

Will their relationship change? Mind you, Hugh was on a mission to sleep with other women as well. (I know, right! *rolls eyes)

Will Amy herself change?

What will happen to the rest of the family? 

Their girls? 

Three daughters left behind and a husband gone is a lot to deal with. Amy finds herself struggling between her emotions, what’s right and making sure her daughters are not affected.

Overall, I would totally recommend The Break whether you are a women’s fiction fan or not. It’s definitely worth the read. You’d find yourself so into the story and rooting for choices of your own.

What would you do if you were Amy?

Thanks to @penguinUkbooks for this book, which was given in an exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review : The Rosie Project

Book Title: The Rosie Project

Book Author: Graeme Simsion

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I have seen this book around at book stores a lot, I have picked it up and dropped it immediately after. Every Single Time. I was seriously indecisive about it which is super strange and so unlike me as I am known to be a very impulsive shopper.

I was glad I received this book as a gift though (Thank you Jigz @book.amour ). And after reading Adam Sharp, a book by the same author, everyone was rooting for me to pick The Rosie Project up.

Again, I’m glad I gave in and picked it up. It was a delight to meet Don Tillman, a professor in genetics, who have never been on a second date. He’s your typical genius guy, socially awkward and have set his own rituals and rules to live by. He decides it’s time for him to get married so he invents The Wife Project, an approach to find a compatible wife. With a turn of events, he meets Rosie who is the opposite of what he is looking for and totally unsuitable for The Project Wife.

I found it to be a good read. It was funny, it was cute, fast paced and an enjoyable one. BUT- you guessed it, a BUT is on its way! – I found it to be mediocre. There was nothing special about it. Don reminded me so much of Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory which is also an OK show for me.

Did I laugh? I did but not out loud. Did I connect with the characters? I did but I probably won’t remember them after a while.

Overall, it was an OK read for me, mostly maybe because I’m not much in rom-com anymore and it would be one of my last choices to pick up a book with such a genre.