1) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2) Adam by Ted Dekker
3) The Testament by John Grisham
4) Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Wow is all I can say to all four books. All four were amazing and captivating, and hard to put down. The Time Traveler’s Wife was a very interesting read. It is about a man who has a genetic disorder that causes him to travel in time — both forward and backwards, but at the same time he runs into his old self and young self. It is very easy to follow (I thought), and a good love story. If you saw the movie, it doesn’t even touch half of what is in the book, so you won’t be disappointed at all if you read the book. There is so much more detail in the book. A very good read.
Adam by Ted Dekker is more of a mystery/suspense novel. It gripped me from the start and kept my attention all the way to the end. I honestly could not put it down, and it literally took me a day to read. I just kept reading in every spare moment I had! It is about a serial killer, and the hunt of him, but it does include supernatural aspects that caused the hair on my neck to stand up at certain points. The ending was NOT what I expected at all. It had twists and turns, and jumps to other parts and then ties it all together in the end with a nice, neat little package. Very creatively written.
The Testament. What can I say? John Grisham always amazes me. He is such an amazing writer. This is about an eccentric billionnaire, his last will, his greedy children, his many ex-wives, all their lawyers, the lawyers for the billionnaire, a jungle in South America, a lawyer who goes to South America in search of a surprise heir, with more surprises along the way. Really kept my attention, and again with a twist at the end that I didn’t quite see coming either. Just a real feel good book, and it included Jesus Christ — Who is my favorite anyways — so it was a great read all in all. Highly recommend.
Message in a Bottle was an easy read and very good as are all of Nicholas Sparks’ books that I have read. It is about a woman who is newly divorced. She finds a message in a bottle on a beach while she is on vacation. She is a journalist and publishes the letter. She sets out to find the man who wrote the letter. And the love story ensues. Such a great story, and was also hard to put down. I highly recommend it.
Well, I’m off to read my next book. What shall I pick? 🙂