Another week has passed and it is finally the weekend! Yaaaay
Let’s continue with the review of our #26weekreadingchallenge (click right there to see the full list of books) where we review a different book every two weeks. Next on our list was a book that turned into a TV show. There is a lot to choose from but we settled on ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty.
Until now, we haven’t watched any trailer for the TV show so, while we were reading, we kind of imagined the characters. And watching now the cover of the book and seeing that the actresses are Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, we can’t wait to binge watch the TV show. (Actually, we are going to do it after we posted this blog hehe)
Yes, Homer just like that!!!
So the book… It talks about three women: Madeline, Jane, and Celeste.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beach side community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest. And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her.
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stares. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
— S —
This book is just going to leave you on the couch thinking about everything.
The author’s ability to make you feel the same feelings as three different women with different backgrounds just in few seconds it’s amazing!
It’s just so easy to fall in love with the trio and just wish to be part of it.
This book is light but at the same time touches really important problems of our society.
Everyone wanted to be rich and beautiful but the truly rich and beautiful had to pretend they were just the same as everyone else. Oh, it was a funny old world.
— J —
★★★★ and a half!
The thing I love about this book is the humor and it is probably the funniest book that talks about murder and domestic abuse. The characters are easy to be imagined and they could be easily someone you know.
Even though the book was 460 pages, I was really captivated by it that it feels like 300 pages or less. I was SO not expecting to like it that much! And the ‘Who murdered who’ it kept me staying up late and waking up early for several days. Definitely will recommend my friends reading this book!
The quote that really stood out for me was:
“I mean a fat, ugly man can still be funny and lovable and successful,” continued Jane. “But it’s like it’s the most shameful thing for a woman to be.” “But you weren’t, you’re not—” began Madeline. “Yes, OK, but so what if I was!” interrupted Jane. “What if I was! That’s my point. What if I was a bit overweight and not especially pretty? Why is that so terrible? So disgusting? Why is that the end of the world?”
Next review will be about a book that has a beautiful cover and the book that we chose is ‘Dark Matter’ by Blake Crouch.
I meaaan, this may be not the most beautiful cover in the world but it is, indeed, one of the best. We love the simplicity and how to cover reflects the entire concept of the book. And plus, who doesn’t like a thriller science fiction? We definitely do!
What do you think of our choices?
Did you watch ‘Big Little Lies’ or read it? Or both?
Let us know because we want to know! ♥♥♥