Winter 2018/19 Book Reviews

Title: Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama

Format: Audible

Rating: A BIG FAT ZERO

Comments: I couldn’t even finish it. I don’t even know how far I got. It’s soooo boring. Wow. This was January’s Bad Bitch Book Club book and since I skipped the last two books (three books?) because they seemed boring, I figured I should read this one. Well I didn’t. Maybe it’s because I do not have a genuine interest in Michelle Obama’s life and maybe I thought the book would spark that interest. But it’s boring. I couldn’t relate to anything she said. Which is fine. I’m sure people loved it. It’s cool that she personally narrated it but her narration put me to sleep.

Title: Unnecessary Roughness

Author: Jose Baez

Format: Physical book

Rating: 9/10

Comments: I’ve never read something written by a defense attorney before. I’ve actually never read a novel that follows a high-profile case before but now I could be hooked. This book is very intriguing. Living in the Bristol area, the Aaron Hernandez scandal(s) was often the talk of the town, especially since he was a Patriot. I never knew much about him and I’m not a Patriots fan but I followed some of the news when he was arrested and then when he took his own life. This book is fascinating, informative, and written in a tone I really enjoyed. Baez makes a few assumptions that are exactly that, assumptions, but most of the book makes you think “Huh, that’s so true.” It’s an easy, interesting read. Baez seems like an incredible lawyer, mentor, and friend. He was the defense attorney for Casey Anthony so I plan on reading Presumed Guilty which he co-wrote about that trial. I was never fully convinced Hernandez was the criminal he was portrayed to be, but I’ve never once considered that Anthony wasn’t involved in the death of her daughter.

Title: I Am Watching You

Author: Teresa Driscoll

Format: Physical book

Rating: 9/10

Comments: It was an 8/10 until the last two pages. Wow. It’s really good. I really enjoyed it. The plot twist was twisted for sure. I would highly recommend.

Title: The Husband’s Secret

Author: Liane Moriarty

Format: Physical book

Rating: 7/10

Comments: It’s far too drawn out. It’s good but long. I really enjoy everything I read by Moriarty. There was a plot twist but nothing crazy. I like crazier. However, the epilogue sealed the deal. The epilogue made the whole book.

 

I definitely slacked the last few months with reading. I moved. It was busy season at work. I ended my Audible account because I no longer have an hour commute to work; that’s a huge reason I wasn’t able to get through more books. However, I have a lot more time on my hands now so my goal for the spring is eight books!

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