On the bookshelf: books in May

Little Bee by Chris Cleave - my second book club suggestion (I was the lucky one to get my name drawn twice in a row).  This novel is about the relationship between a young refugee from Nigeria and a married journalist living in England.  It's told from each of their women's perspectives and follows the winding path of their relationship together and their past individual histories.  Book club thoughts:  the majority enjoyed it, one thought it was too wordy and another thought the ending was.. well, you might just have to read it, I don't want to give too much away!  And actually, the back of the book says to not share the storyline at all and to let others take it in for themselves, so I've already told too much.  I personally enjoyed this book (though inevitably sad at times) a lot. 

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner - oh Jennifer Weiner, you're such a great beach-read-author.  I hope she doesn't take offense to that!  But seriously, all of her books are easy breezy, always focused on a group of women who somehow come together in the end to overcome all the obstacles together, and always enjoyable.  This book was no exception, and really, I would recommend any of her books (Little Earthquakes is my favorite so far).
The Road by Cormac McCarthy - another book club pick, which had a similar mood as Little Bee.  The story focused around a young boy and his father, traveling the road in search of hope in a post-apocalyptic world.  McCarthy writes such a detailed story, I read through this book in few days, always wondering what was going to be happen to the duo with a pit in my stomach the entire time.  A captivating story, and one that I would recommend, but it's a nail-biter.  I warned you!  


  1. Ooooo - I love beach-read books! They're a nice break from the world sometimes. I love anything by Jennifer Crusie, but I'll definitely check out this other Jennifer! :)

  2. I need a breezy book to read! 'Then Came You' looks perfect, thanks for the suggestions!