Friday, October 31, 2014

October Wrap Up

Here are the books that I read in October!  Enjoy!

 Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (audiobook) by Rick Riordan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (audiobook) by Jeff Kinney

The Grimm Conclusion (audiobook) by Adam Gidwitz
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The One and Only by Emily Giffin

The One and Only by Emily Giffin
Published by Ballantine Books on May 20, 2014

Summary: "Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets."  -- From Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I've always enjoyed Emily Giffin's books, particularly Something Borrowed, and this was no exception.  The One and Only follows Shea Rigsby who is in a rut.  She has stayed in her town for her entire life, and it's only after a tragedy that she finally gets up the guts to finally go for what she wants in life.  Some aspects of the plot were predictable, but overall, it was a satisfying read.

Disclosure: I borrowed a copy from my library.