Sunday, August 19, 2012

When It Happens To You

For my second read in August I read, When It Happens To You by Molly Ringwald.  This is a “novel in stories”, so it is a collection of interconnected stories about a couple, their family and friends.  The main plot is about a couple, Phillip and Greta, whom are married and have a daughter named Charlotte.  Something happens in their relationship which leads to some major changes in their family dynamic.  All of the stories somehow connect back to them. 

This was a new release I found randomly and thought might be a good read.  I’m always curious to see if celebrities are able to cross over from one niche to another.  I was pleasantly surprised to find I quite enjoyed this book.  It delves into the complexities of relationships and Ringwald weaves the characters stories together seamlessly. 

The book is short (only 256 pages) so it’s a quick and enjoyable read.  The characters are developed well and you genuinely care to see what will happen to them.  I also found myself looking forward to seeing whose perspective we would be reading next, as it goes to a different character each chapter.  Give this one a read, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Litigators

For my first read in August I read, The Litigators by John Grisham.  The story follows lawyer David Zinc, who is burnt out at his job at a big law firm and finds his way to the ambulance chaser law offices of Finley & Figg.  F&F are two partners who have a slew of their own issues and shortly after Zinc comes on board they decide to take on the biggest case of their careers in hopes to finally get rich.

Another recommendation from my Grisham fan husband, and I really enjoyed this book.  A lot of Grisham's work comes off as very technical and serious, however this book was fun.  The characters and overall feel felt more laid back.  I enjoyed each character and the cases they worked on were interesting and easy to follow.  I have always appreciated the knowledge that Grisham puts into his work, he really knows his law which makes the stories more engrossing and authentic.

I highly recommend reading this book.  It is very well written, enjoyable and another win for Grisham.