40 Books Challenge

So as you’ll recall, I am on a mission to read 40 books before hitting 40 years old. Not e-books, not audiobooks, not picture books or comics.

40 adult length books.

Don’t remember me committing to this? Check out this post here.

As I read these books, I will log it below. I will also include a little synopsis and my thoughts in case it’s one you’ve had on your list!

Handle With Care – Jodi Picoult (June 9, 2019)

Jodi Picoult is an author that I have just recently started reading. Her writing draws you in and you can’t put the book down. That’s exactly how it went with this one. Such an internal struggle that my mama heart couldn’t handle at times. And the ending….oh wow.

Good In Bed – Jennifer Weiner (June 25, 2019)

I have never read a Jennifer Weiner book, but have always heard that she is a great writer. I grabbed this one at a yard sale and it’s about a woman on her own personal journey – perfect! This story had tons of humor but also times where I just wanted to bawl my eyes out. I am so glad I gave this author a chance, I will definitely look for more from her!

The 17th Suspect – James Patterson (July 2019)

I love James Patterson books. My favorite thing is that they have short chapters, so it’s easy to fit one in when you have a short period of time. This one though, I didn’t love. Most likely I would have liked it better if I had actually read the series, or even not started on the 17th book in a series, but I didn’t realize it until after I read it. With that being said, the story line was great and kept my attention. It just didn’t have the same excitement that I’m used to with James Patterson.

Harvesting the Heart – Jodi Picoult (October 2019)

This book made you feel for everyone, across the board. You felt for Paige because of her past and the new situation she was in. You felt for Nicholas, and his parents. Your brain was as confused as the characters were themselves, navigating the different situations the characters found themselves in.

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult (December 2019)

Jodi Picoult has a way of taking a subject that tears your heart to shreds and showing each and every aspect of it. This one was no exception. I found it hard to read the first few chapters, but kept going to see how it would pan out. It was so emotional, and highlighted a huge problem that the world faces today.