Quick Lit: December 2014
Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy has re-named her monthly reading link up and I love the new name, Quick Lit. So each month, check out my reads under the title Quick Lit instead of Twitterature.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I read this book for my book club and probably wouldn’t have read it if it weren’t for book club. I liked it and am glad I read it and it reminded me of why I like being in book clubs. They really do push you to read beyond your comfort level.
We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride. I liked this book about how the paths of strangers come to cross until I couldn’t stand it. The ending ruined this book for me. That said, I really, really liked it until then so I think I might still recommend it!
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. After meeting Elizabeth Gilbert this summer, I was very excited to read this book. I began reading it and then some book cut in line. I don’t remember what it was but it must have been for book club or for a Great New Books review. Regardless, when it was time to get back to Signature of All Things, I didn’t feel compelled to do so. Until… two of my reader friends asked me recently if I had finished Signature yet. I decided it was time to do so, so I did and I am so glad. This book is truly the saga that it is described to be and well worth the time it takes to read all 500+ pages.
I can’t believe I haven’t read Unbroken. But now I will just see the movie. (Blasphemy, I know).
To be honest, I think the movie (in this one case!) might be better…
Isn’t Unbroken good? I’m really surprised you hadn’t read it yet. I am not a huge Elizabeth Gilbert fan, but maybe I’ll give Signature a try. Is it another memoir, or more of a novel?
Signature is a novel- complete fiction. If you already are a little bit so-so on Gilbert though, I might not try. It is long and tough to get in to. I really only stuck with it because I love her so much and then it got good!
I LOVED Signature. I was long but definitely worth it. I haven’t gotten around to reading Unbroken yet, it is not usually something that I read, but I am intrested by his story.