Show Us Your Books Volume 2

show us your books linkup

This was not a very big reading month for me, but I am hoping that this month will be better since we will be on a week long vacation. I have a few books on hold and can’t wait to get them, and I am also looking for more biographies (still). I’m planning on giving Stephen King a go next month as well, thanks for Alex’s recommendations. I’m linking up a day early for Show Us Your Books and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has read!

Promises To Keep To Travel And Beyond Books

 

Promises To Keep By Jane Green 2 out of 5

This book was really hard to get through. Almost every plot detail was able to be noticed from the start of the book. I thought there may have been a curveball thrown in at some point, but it all just read the same throughout. The story doesn’t relate very well with the experiences those with cancer deal with. This book just left a bad taste in my mouth.

 

 

Going Off Script To Travel And Beyond Books

Going Off Script 3 out of 5

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book, even though I totally love Giuliana Rancic. It was interesting to hear her stories from growing up in Italy and how authentic her family was. Her stories from when she was younger seem crazy to seeing who she has become, I also loved hearing Maryland referenced so often. Though the book had a very slow start, but the middle I was hooked. Reading about her struggles with infertility, and why she wanted to talk about the problems she had so others could feel just a little bit better was heartwarming.

The Book Of Joan To Travel And Beyond Books

 

The Book of Joan 3.5 out of 5

Since I had just read Giuliana’s book, I thought it would make sense to read a book about Joan Rivers afterwards. This is a book of stories about Joan and other musings written by her daughter, Melissa. This was a very quick read, I went through it in about a day and a half. Most of the stories about Joan were funny and I found her journey to success to be inspiring. Melissa can be kind of dry, but I enjoyed it for the most part.

 

I am linking up with Show Us Your books- which happens tomorrow on Life According to Steph and Jana Says!

all book art photos via Goodreads 

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  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Love the books, girl! Is Guiliana somehow affiliated with Maryland? I also had no idea that she was born in Italy!

    • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

      Yes, Giuliana’s family lives in Montgomery County, I believe! When I lived there, there were commercials for her father’s store in White Flint!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Yes!! It was so interesting to hear her stories of Silver Spring, DC and surrounding areas. She is so quirky and adorable.

  • Megan

    I started reading Going off script and just COULDN’T get into it. Maybe I’ll give it another go..

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It really did take a bit to get into it, but once she starts telling stories of getting to Hollywood, I was intrigued.

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    The fact that Guiliana is from Italy was totally news to me!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am so glad I wasn’t the only one that didn’t know that!! Her wedding was actually around where she was born in Capri.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I love Guiliana too! Even though it started off slow, I think that I would love to read about her Italian family and her fertility struggles. I feel like it’d make her even more relatable.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was such a great book once you got into the real story. So heartbreaking to hear about all of the fertility struggles and then how she wanted to have another one after her son but just couldn’t find the way. I think it was really worth the read.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I didn’t know Giuliana had a book! I may pass on it, based on the review, although I’d still love to run into her in Maryland one day 😉

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It wasn’t terrible, it just took a lot to get into the good stuff. If you run out of books to read, it may be worth giving it a shot.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I love Giuliana, bummer to hear it wasn’t better but still may be worth a light read to me!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was a great read if you base it on just something to read. I was expecting a lot from it because I liked her show, but it wasn’t really like that in comparison. I do think it is worth it though.

  • http://www.seeyouinaporridge.com/ Kristen @ SYIAP

    oh, bummer about the jane green book, i quite like her books normally.i don’t know much about giuliana, but i keep hearing about her book so i might give it a go.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I normally do as well! Jane Green has never let me down before, so I will give another book a go.

  • http://www.lifeaccordingtosteph.com/ SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    I have had good and bad experiences with Jane Green books. I know where you’re at with that!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I want to try another Jane Green book for good measure, I just really didn’t like this one!

  • http://neverenoughnovels.com Rachel @ Never Enough Novels

    What Stephen King book are you planning to read??

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