At some points, I loved Meghan Daum’s highly anticipated The Unspeakable. At some points, I merely liked it. She is a great writer and has a casual, conversational tone that I love but as with The Opposite of Loneliness, I felt like some of her stories were fantastic and some were just ok. I’m starting to realize that the issues I have with these memoir-type books is often a reflection of the editor’s work, not the writer’s.
It’s no secret by now that I am a fan of Liane Moriarty’s frothy fiction and The Husband’s Secret was no exception. This woman just knows how to write a page-turner. The stories are easy-to-follow, always intriguing and well written. It’s nothing deep, ladies. But sometimes, that’s just what your tired mind needs.
And then there are days when your mind just needs a good dose of Oprah Winfrey. And she delivers it in What I Know For Sure. This book is a compilation of her back-of-the-book monthly columns in O Magazine and it’s filled with the kind of inspirational, awe-inspiring wisdom only Oprah can deliver. I found myself having more than a few of her signature “aha moments” while I took it in and kept thinking of all the women in my life who would benefit from its thoughtful, beautifully written passages. It’s definitely one to add to your bookshelf (skip the digital copy and get the real hard cover version, it’s worth it) and would make a wonderful gift for anyone in your life who could use a little extra Oprah in their life…and really, who couldn’t use a little extra Oprah in their life?
Next up: The Girl on the Train. Will report back. And, as always, welcome your recommendations and thoughts in the comments below!
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