If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’m a bit of a bookworm. Ok… a LOT of a bookworm. An a-lister of the bookworm society, if you will.
Every Hello Book Lover box contains one book (every month you get to choose from two options, or be surprised), and two to three fun little presents as well. The theme of the May box was “Reading Essentials”!
– Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
– Heart stamped tote
– Hello Book Lover sticker
Not only do you get a new book delivered to your door with loads of goodies each month, you also get to join a virtual book club on their blog where you can chat with others about that month’s read!
They’re selling their June box (the theme is “In Bloom”) and you can pick between The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert or Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave. No clue which one I will pick yet! Any suggestions??
Do I have you hooked on Hello Book Lover yet? I thought so :)
And just because I like you so much, I want to share a special discount code with you so you can get 10% off your first month!
Just use “SUNSHINE10” as you checkout!
Now onto the review of Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín (which I will keep short and sweet since I’ve already been rambling today):
I was initially a bit skeptical about this book as I felt a young woman crossing the ocean from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950s wouldn’t be relatable. But after the first few pages I instantly fell in love with Eilis Lancy.
What starts as indecision and withholding some facts, turns into a few little white lies. Those white lies then unravel and present her with a devastating decision that must be made. A decision between family, true love, and commitment. It all concludes in a bittersweet ending that will forever have me wondering what happened to her… and if she truly was ever happy.
I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars! (AKA it’s a must read and I’ve already passed it along to my coworker)
What have you been reading lately?