Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book Review

In honor of the movie release, Eat, Pray, Love, I thought I would review all the best selling books that I read and was supposed to love but didn't.

Eat, Pray, Love - I was sooooo bored and didn't care if she made it out alive.  I tried and tried as so many people loved the book but I could not get into this book.  I couldn't even finish it and that is saying something.

The Help - (Kathryn Stockett) This book did not enlighten me or feel like a "new classic."  The characters were boring and stereotypical. I finished it but was uninspired.  I am surprised by how many people ask if I have read the book.  What am I missing?

The Namesake (Jhumpa Lahiri) I could not connect with any of the characters and it just made me feel blah.  It was just a book I read similar to a mystery sold at the snack shop in an airport when your plane is delayed.

Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) This book was a lot of complaining about life and that it sucks to age.  Yeah, I kind of already guessed that.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See) My best friend told me that she cried throughout this book as it was so moving.  I have tried several times to read it and could not get through it.  I want to love it but I can't.

What do you think of these books? Any other bestsellers that I am missing that miss the mark??

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and IndonesiaThe Help