October 2017 Book Review

Putting this post together, I could not believe I only read 2 books this month.  Usually I read quite a bit, but I guess not this month!  The two I read, though, were definitely good ones!

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The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand.  I am usually a fan of Elin Hilderbrand books, and this one was no different.  The story is about identical twins who had a big falling out and now they must come together after their father's passing.  It was interesting reading this book and empathizing with the characters, and wanting them to be a certain way or make a certain change.  I think all in all it comes together nicely and proves for a good ending.  If you normally like Elin's books, I would check this one out, too.  

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  I had been looking forward to this book for awhile, and had heard super good things about it.  I thought the premise was really interesting.  A woman's husband is thought for dead, until years later he is found.  She has moved on with her life, but now faced with the dilemma of which life is really for her - her old one, or her current one.  At times throughout this book I was like can you not see who is right for you, and the main character made me a little angry, because I felt that she was handling things well, but I got the ending I wanted.  This book made me have all the emotions and I definitely cried a few times through it.  I would highly recommend.

Well that's it - keeping it short and sweet today!

Linking up with Steph, Lindsay and Whitney.


24 comments

  1. I'm still trying to get through one book since last month! I need to step up my game! Identicals is on my future list though

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  2. I loved One True Loves and I am a huge TJR fan in general. Also really liked Maybe in Another Life and After I Do :)
    I've only read Elin Hildebrand's Winter series but this one sounds like a good one too!

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  3. I have The Identicals on my TBR - haven't read anything from Elin Hilderbrand, but I think I have all of her books on my TBR ... not sure why I haven't actually gotten around to reading one yet!

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  4. I only read two books this month too! It looks like it was slow for a lot of people, which makes me feel better! :) I have One True Loves on my Goodreads list, it sounds really good!

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  5. I've heard a lot about those two authors, but those are probably the stories I would be most likely to read! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I loved The Identicals! And One True Loves was sooo good, I kept trying to guess which she would choose. Have a great day Beautiful!

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  7. I got One True Loves a few months ago but still need to get around to reading it. I've been split on how I've liked her other books that I've read, but this seems to be one everyone loves so I'm excited to read it.

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  8. At least you liked both of your reads! That's the main thing. I'm very curious about One True Loves.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  9. the identicals is on my list, so glad you liked it. i absolutely adored one true loves and i felt the same as you. like come on, it's no contest! but i didn't care because the ending made me happy.

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  10. I only read one new-to-me book last month so don't feel bad. I have only read one TJR book (Evelyn Hugo), which I loved but I heard it's a bit different from her other books. So I've hesitated to ready any of her other work because I'm afraid my expectations (and deep love for EH) will influence me. I also tend to overthink things too. :D

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  11. I'm so glad that you liked One True Loves! It really was such a good read, and I loved how it all ended up at the end!

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  12. I liked The Identicals, too! It was my first Elin book and I'm glad she lived up to the hype! I'm reading Winter Street now and LOVING it.

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  13. Both on my list! You did better than me...I read exactly zero books in October and thus far I'm on the same track for November!

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  14. I loved TJR One True Loves. I've read a coupleof Hilderbrand's books, but not this one.

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  15. I was looking at that Elin Hilderbrand novel in Target the other day -- wish I'd grabbed it now!

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  16. Oh I want to read the identicals because I have them!!!

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  17. I finally jumped on the Elin Hilderbrand band wagon and just started Winter Street! Loving it so far, so I may have to look into The Indenticals!

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  18. The TJR is on my kindle. Cant wait to read!

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  19. Two books I own but haven't read!!! I haven't read an Elin Hilderbrand book yet. I am going to read the Winter Street series next month. :)

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  20. I really like both these authors, all of their books are on my list!

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  21. ahhh one true loves sounds interesting!! haven't read elin hilderbrand before.

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  22. Ooh I have heard so many great things about One True Loves. Must read it soon!! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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