Marriage Vacation Book Review

Assuming that this book is for women who are having a midlife crisis is jumping to conclusions and you need to hold on a sec.

They always say not to judge a book by its cover, so, ya know, don’t.

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Turtles All the Way Down

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It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with John Green- I feel like I’ve been pretty vocal about it before as he has become one of my favorite authors. I think he is a phenomenal writer, but what I love most about him is that he’s pretty much just a regular Joe; a father, a husband, residing in quiet Indianapolis.  If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely because one of his previous novels had taken the world by storm. The Fault in Our Stars was pretty much his big break, obviously you’re welcome to disagree with me, but most know his name from this best selling novel.

Anyways, in the fall of 2017, Green released a new masterpiece- Turtles All the Way Down. I was so excited that he had released another story, I get so lost in his words and feel like I’m also apart of the inner circle with the characters.

Turtles All the Way Down follows Aza, a young girl in high school who constantly struggles with her perception of what being normal is. Along side Aza is her best friend Daisy, an anonymous secretly-kind-of-famous Star Wars fanfic writer. Aza and Daisy partake in seemingly normal teenage girl adventures: homework dates and frequent dinners at Applebee’s.

Little did they know that their lives were about to be turned upside down when they find themselves mixed up in a mystery; is Mr. Pickett really alive or did he actually leave behind his two sons without a word? Aza finds herself emotionally connected as she falls for Mr. Pickett’s eldest son, Davis who she hasn’t seen since childhood.

I found the novel to be an adventurous page turner that I could never really put down. But let’s face it, John Green hasn’t failed me yet. What I really enjoy about this novel is the fact that it focuses on common mental health issues. A lot of people just try to turn the other cheek and pretend as if mental heath isn’t real or isn’t serious, but Green liberates that idea. Green reassures readers that mental health issues can be very serious and are very much a live. I think anyone who has the same feelings Aza does will greatly appreciate and treasure this book for it’s charming honesty.

You can get the book by clicking here:

 “>Turtles All the Way Down

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe

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Tuesday Books: What We’re Reading


This week’s book is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

If you guys haven’t caught on yet, I really enjoy anything French related. I was always one of those little girls who spent their free time dreaming about Paris, and to be completely honest, I still do.

The Synopsis: “Monsieur Perdu is a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs. Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter that he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the South of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. He dispenses his books and his wisdom along the way, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. An international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.”

I’m considering starting a book club, would this be something you guys would be interesting in? I feel like it would be fun for all of us to read together and discuss the book. I’ve never been in a book club, but I think it would be a great way to start reading more because let’s face it-a majority of us don’t read half as much as we would like to. We find too many excuses like we don’t have time to read cause we’re too busy, but let’s forget that. Remember the magical feeling that reading gives you. Remember how much better you sleep if you read before you go to bed. Let’s make reading mainstream.

That’s all for now.

Until next time,

Chloe 

Tuesday Books

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If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen yet, I’d say it’s time you do.

Honestly, there’s a time in every single girls life where she needs to read this book then watch this scene so that you will forever have an unreasonably high standard for men.

Mr. Darcy isn’t like a majority of the male characters that women fantasize about. He has money, sure, but he’s much more complex then that. He’s very opinionated and well educated with slightest amount of sass which has yours truly swooning. Elizabeth Bennet is a bad ass as well, don’t get me wrong. She was way ahead of her time, and didn’t care about what was politically correct or incorrect for the women at that time. She did whatever she pleased which is why I adore her.

Seriously, this is the best excuse, if you needed one, to start a book club with your gal pals. It makes it so much more fun to all be reading the same adventure.

Long live Mr. Darcy.

Until next time,

Chloe