Friday, April 3, 2015

5 on Friday - Book Review

Happy Friday! We made it through another week! I am sure everyone's weekend will be filled with Easter activities this weekend, and the weather looks like its going to be great! For today's five on Friday, I wanted to share five book reviews that my sister and I have recently read!

Surviving the Angel of Death Book Review

1. Surviving the Angle of Death - Eva Mosez Kor

This is a true inspiring survival tale of two twins in Nazi Germany. The set of sisters endures many obstacles within a concentration camp. Not only is the story true, but the author created a museum about the Holocaust in Terre Haute Indiana. This is a great read for anyone interested in this time period, as well as those who like triumphant story. Its a quick read at just 96 pages.  

Still Alice Book Review

2. Still Alice - Lisa Genova

This is a realistic read that puts you in the shoes of the hardships of others. This book provides a great perspective on what its like to deal with Alzheimers first hand and the everyday struggle that families can go through. While this is not a fairy tale book, it is very eye opening and insightful. The author really makes you feel for the characters in this book. 

The Husband's Secret Book Review

3. The Husbands Secret - Liane Moriarty

This one is a great beach read. Many secrets are revealed from seemingly unrelated strangers. The story is told from a few different angles but still easy to follow. It provides suspense and will keep you turning pages. 

Serena Book Review

4. Serena - Ron Rash

And if you are looking for a good book where the woman prevails, this is perfect. It is now a movie staring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. A very different story line set in the 1930s that shows women could be powerful. It is a story of love, secrets, and a lot of plotting. I cant wait to see the movie for this one, although I dont think its going to be released in all theaters. But who doesnt love a movie where you can stare at Bradley Cooper for two hours?

Stiff Book Review

5. Stiff - Mary Roach

This one is not for the faint of heart but perfect for nurses, health care workers, and those who just have an interest in this area. A well told story about what happens to bodies after death, besides being buried. The author gives an interesting account of those who have donated their bodies to science and all of the awesome, educational things that body donation can do. Stiff is a very tasteful and educational book that I have to admit I have read more than once. It really gets you thinking about topics you never thought about before, and covers topics from plane crashes and space shuttles to gender reassignment surgery and human decay research. I highly recommend this ready and I think its really gives meaning to people who donate their organs and bodies to any cause.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!


  1. I definitely want to read The Husband's Secret! I just got done reading Big Little Lies by the same author and it was really good so I'm excited for this one! Have a great weekend!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Great roundup of books! The Husband's Secret has been floating around for a while now it seems, so I'll have to read it one of these days. I'm also interested in Surviving the Angel of Death - I'm fascinated by anything in that time period, so I'm sure I'd get into it. Happy Friday!

  3. Love, love, love book posts :) I have to admit to not being the biggest Jennifer Lawrence fan, though I did really like her in American Hustle, so maybe I'm coming around to her more-- but that's kind of keeping me from wanting to see the movie-- however, the book sounds really good so maybe I'll start with that. Stiff definitely sounds like it would be really interesting.

  4. I really love when other bloggers post book recommendations. Oftentimes I go into book stores and get so overwhelmed with all my options so I like to go in with a mission on what I want. Still Alice sounds like something I would enjoy.