Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Read that, reading this, gonna read this

I just read this
I know people like Jodi Picoult. This is the 5th or 6th book of hers that I have read. Her writing style is becoming more and more familiar to me and less and less likable. This book was about a woman who loses her husband in a car accident. She is left to mother her 2 year old daughter alone. Luckily the police officer who was at the scene of the accident remains in her life and what do you know, they fall in love and get married. He is wonderful and the only father her daughter ever knows. To finish off the nursery of the baby they are expecting years later, a questionable homeless type man is hired. He ends up killing her husband and daughter. She has the baby and it's a girl. Years later the little girl needs a heart transplant. The only heart that will work is the heart of the man who murdered her father and sister and may or may not be the reincarnation of Jesus. He's on death row and wants to donate his heart, perhaps it will make things right. Kind of sounds like a special 3 parter of Grey's Anatomy staring Eric Stoltz doesn't it? Sounds like I am giving away too much? Don't worry, this is all in the first two chapters. I'm going to give this book a 6.5/10. I read it all, but the entire time it felt like I had been there done that. All of her books are starting to read that way to me. I'm taking a Jodi Picoult break.
Right now in preparation for the movie, I'm reading The Blindside. I'm almost finished. It's a lot more technical football stuff than I expected, but a great story. I can't wait to see the movie!
I'm getting ready to read this
I've read it before, in fact I've read it more than once, but it's been at least 5 years so I'm going to read it again. It's on my favorite book list, but as your life changes, I think probably the books you love are different as well. I am interested to see if this book touches me as much now as it did then.

Want to read it with me? Get a copy of the book (it's available in paperback for around $7) and start reading (it's a pretty long book).
I'll post something after the first of the year and we can discuss the book.


Lisa said...

Love "She's Come Undone". One of my favorite books. Have you read, "I know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb? It's great, too.

Sara B. said...

I think I will join you....I have lots of free time on my hands and nothing to do....I have been wanting to read a good book, but didn't know what.

hncfarley said...

I am in for the Wally Lamb book!! I think I read it with you the last time or around teh same time and I have actually forgotten what it is about. How exciting....can we meet to discuss over drinks? come on girls.

Tracie said...

i am having the same issues with j.p. books. while i have throughly enjoyed the ones i have read...other than the one mentioned in your post...i feel the exact same way. i was really getting tired of all the court room/police drama.

i have actually been reading some jane heller books. they are light-hearted, up-beat, plain-ol'-chick-lit.

i have the blindside and julie and julia on hold at the library. still waiting...

i will have to add she's come undone to my list.


Linz said...

Have you read any Emily Griffin Books...she would be right up your ally! Last I checked she only had four out and they are beyond amazing. I know the Newton Library has a couple of them.