I know no one expected me to be back again, so soon. But I am and I have another book lined up to review (along with plenty more!). I was lucky enough to received an ARC of The Unhappy Wife by K. E. Garland. So, I’m just going to jump right into it.
Author: K. E. Garland (Get it here)
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Twelve women share one thing in common – the quest for being happily married to the men they chose; however, each one finds herself in an unexpected marital predicament. Inspired by real events and told from each woman’s perspective, these short stories are firsthand accounts detailing the realities of marriage well after each woman said, “I do.” .
So, again, this is a little different than the books I usually read as this is a collection of short stories. However, they were very good stories and lessons. As a woman, there are certain things that society pushes on us, marriage being one of them. The reasons why people get married or stay married are all their own. But through these stories I found that women have settled, ignored their intuition, addicted to marriage, or even relinquished their power in their marriages.
This just further proves that women often compromise so much to look perfect to the world. There are women who would rather stay married than to be embarrassed by a divorce which to some equals failure.
The stories, though short, were wonderfully told. They had their own unique voice for each woman telling the story. And, they each had a lesson, if not more. The book was edited wonderfully and was well written.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I’m nosey in nature, but I was immediately drown into the stories. I am also in a space in my life where growth is front and center and learning red flags and lessons are most important, so I appreciated each of these stories. I would recommend this book.
Until next time..
This is a little different than my usual book reviews! So, let’s just jump right into it.
Author: Rupi Kaur (Get it here)
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
This book was a bit different for me, but I saw somewhere if you are going through heartache or failure to read this book and so I did. This book was so refreshing, I almost can’t explain it. It was not a traditional story but a series of feelings and emotions.
It is an one of a kind experience. I read this book and I cried, I sobbed and in some moments I felt renewed and restored. As a woman it made me feel like everything is not my fault and I don’t have to assume everything to be solely my fault and I don’t have to feel less than.
This book will break you down and then rebuild you in a unique way. I felt motivated afterwards. I felt whole and uplifted. It did go through moments of abuse, and denial, and embracing your femininity and finding new love and losing love.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Some of the poems where merely two lines. But those two lines were enough. It simply wasn’t long enough, I needed…no I craved more. It was edited wonderfully and even included small doodles. The saying was true, if you are going through something, read this book! I would definitely recommend it.
So, if you’ve been following me on Twitter (and you should @WLoveTaniaBlog) then you know I’ve been talking about a new series! This new series is none other than the infamous Throwback Thursday. But, not in the sense you may be thinking. I started reading for my leisure maybe around age 13. I read all of the popular authors at that time including Omar Tyree, Eric Jerome Dickey, Zane and more. Back when books where long, well edited and had bomb story lines! But, have you ever re-watched something as an adult that you had watched as a child and had a light bulb moment like “Ooooh, that’s what they meant” because as a child it completely flew over your head. Well, I want to see if I have that moment with a few of the books I read as a child. I know that for one, I had no damn business reading Zane at a tender 14, but I want to see how these books are holding up in the age of long series and self publishing!
Over the next few weeks or months, I will occasionally revisit a few of my favorites and see if they still hold a spot in my heart as they did over 10 years ago. Books like, True to the Game, Liquid Dreams, The Coldest Winter Ever, Sisters of APF and maybe many more. So, with out further ado… let’s get right into it.
I was lucky enough to snag an advanced reader’s copy of Fistful of Love by Renee Cronin. And lucky enough for you, it is now available and I have a review for it! Let’s get right into it!
I’ve had the pleasure of reading Gabriel Constans’ The Last Conception. It was definitely a little different that what I am used to reading but it was a good read! If you have been thinking about reading this book but it may be a little out of your usual interests then keep on reading! Find out what I thought about this book below!
Hey! It’s been a hectic few weeks for me at work but that has not stopped me from reading! I received a copy of Turn Me Out by T. Ariez and was delighted to both read and do a review! So with out further ado! Continue reading
As promised, I will be pumping out some reviews since I’ve literally been reading a book a day! I will start with Lucinda John’s book Love Don’t Have To Hurt. Let’s jump right into it.
Author: Lucinda John
Genre: Urban Fiction
Aimee’s dreams of a professional dancer had to be placed on hold when her father died of cancer. Living paycheck to paycheck, Aimee works to help her mother pay of her debts, take cares of her brother, and attend a few classes at a community college. When Aimee’s best friend, Shanice presents her with the idea of dancing at a strip club for extra money, she meets Lucas.
A punch, slap, and a few kicks is how Aimee can explain her abusive relationship with Lucas. The guy that is suppose to be her safe haven, is the one that is causing her the most pain; physically and emotionally. Aimee feels obligated to stay with Lucas because of how he changed her and her family’s lives, but when things turn fatally will Aimee learns that love is not suppose to hurt? Or will it be too late?
Review: This book took off running from the first page. Even though this isn’t a life I could imagine, it is a reality for many, many, many women. It really played on the fact that you have to be careful what you expose your children to and that some behaviors are taught at home and can prove to be deadly. Lucus and Aimee are a clear example of what could happen to children raised in a home with violence. It also touched on greed. Accepting less than for the love of money.
The book was well written, even though toward the end I kind of felt like it was a bit rushed to wrap up. But it held my attention. It wasn’t watered down with sex but it was a bit graphic. I felt like every page there was an ass whopping waiting.
Bottom line : I would recommend this book. It receives 4-stars from me. The character development was good. It was just a little far fetched but it wasn’t bad. It was well written and well edited. There were some small inconsistencies regarding the time gaps but over all it was a good read!
Until next time ….