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4 Books in 4 Weeks – Mini Reviews

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4 Books in 4 Weeks – Reviews

Having multiple book clubs certainly keeps you on your toes, and characters from the different books can sometimes mingle and have a social in your head.

Last month, we read four books in as many weeks, and thought we would share our thoughts about them!

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 

We sailed through this book in very little time, much like the main character did. The book has an almost magical quietness to it, but at the same time so much is brimming under the surface. You will be incredulous at what the main character goes through, what people are capable of and how a kindness can change someone’s life. Although the description of the marshes can get a bit much, this is a must-read.

 Educated

Educated by Tara Westover

Most likely you will never take your life, parents or siblings for granted when you read this true story. Westover shows us an insight into a brutal existence, both physically and mentally. Disbelief will reign mostly when you read this book, and you will leave it grateful and inspired.

 Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A life changing choice turned an African American nurse’s world upside down. This book is a page turner and although is set during the Obama administration, it can read like something from so many different decades. This book makes you take a look inside yourself and ask the question that few people are willing to answer honestly.

 The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

Yes, we know this is not a current book, but it is quite the classic and timeless. Almost every word uttered in this book is thought provoking or filled with meaning and wisdom that can be applied to today as much as the late nineteenth century. One realises from this book that no matter how much we move forward, whether in technology or inventions, there are certain aspects of society and people that never changes.

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