Monday, July 20, 2015

Book Review of A Paris Affair by Tatiana De Rosnay

Title: A Paris Affair
Author: Tatiana De Rosnay
Source: From the publisher 
Series: Standalone
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:

Does a fruit taste its sweetest when it is forbidden? Is that which is prohibited always the most pleasurable? In this passionate and perceptive collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades—sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. 

I have always been a fan of Tatiana De Rosnay's books since I read Sarah's Key.  I am not usually a fan of short stories, but I enjoyed this collection. This is a collection of short stories about adultery set in modern day.

The start of this book threw me off at first since her books are normally set in a historical setting so when the book mentioned a cell phone it caught me off guard. The book was split between men and women committing adultery. In some  stories both parties were married and in others only one was married and the other was single.

There is eleven stories and each of the women in the story has a different perspective of their marriage and how they find out that their husband has cheated on them. There is revenge and sadness and sometimes even humour. 

I liked all of the stories and I am looking forward to her future work. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Book Unhaul (Part 2)

Here is part two of my giant unhaul :)

The List

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Someone Like you by Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
World Without End by Ken Follett
Interview with the Vampire By Anne Rice
The Vampire Lestat By Anne Rice
The Queen of the Damned By Anne Rice
The Vampire Armand By Anne Rice
Memnoch The Devil By Anne Rice
The Tale of the Body Thief By Anne Rice
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Bro Code for Parents by Barney Stinson
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
The Last Song by Nicholas Evans
The Time Travelerer's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Woods by Harlan Coben
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag

Total: 34

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Another Book Unhaul (Part 1)

I have been MIA again lately. Life is crazy busy, but I had the weekend off so I decided yesterday I was going to do an unhaul.

I thought it would be small, but once I started I wanted to go through every single shelf and be strict with myself and get rid of any books I no longer have an interest in reading at this time or I know I will not re-read.

The List

Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
CandyFreak by Steve Almond
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Light in August by William Faulkner
Consumed by Benjamin R. Barber
Olive Kitteridge by Katherine Strout
The Women in White by Wilkie Collins
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Northhanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
The Little Horse of Iron by Lawrence Scanlan
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Fugitive Nights by Joseph Wambaugh
Finnegan's Week by Joseph Wambaugh
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Code to Zero by Ken Follett
Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Skandal by Lindsay Smith
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg

Total: 30

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Book Haul

My amazing husband took me to Bookoutlet for our wedding anniversary and I picked a few books out.

Bought New
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover 
After by Anna Todd
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky 
This is not a Test by Courtney Summers 
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Trouble by Non Pratt
Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong 
No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong 

For Review
A Paris Affair by Tatiana De Rosnay 

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Friday, July 3, 2015

June Wrap Up

June was another flop for me. Life has been super busy and I have not been reading lately to top it off. 

The List
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly (big book/TBR forever/ book club book)
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (Life of a Book Addict

Books I own: 8
Borrowed: 1
Audiobooks: 4
E-Books: 1
Total: 9

Where We Belong by Emily Giffin 
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt 
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt 
Trinity by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm 
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
On The Pleasure pf Hating by William Hazlitt
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky 
A Paris Affair by Tatiana De Rosnay 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July TBR

The List
Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin (Life of a Book Addict/ started)
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf (On my TBR since 2012)

I am keeping this list extremely short since my reading has been lacking a lot lately. I hope to read more than these two, but if I only get to these two then I am ok with that.