I came across this book in the New York’s Best Sellers list and thought I’d give it a try. Little did I know that many of my friends had already read it and raved about it when I mentioned I was currently reading it. This book was amazing. I decided it was time to take a break from thriller novels, as that is what typically read, so I took a chance with this romance/drama. I sure am glad I did as well. This book is actually in the works of becoming a movie, which will be out in June 2014. I must admit, this book had me shedding a few tears, because you begin to truly connect with the main character, Hazel, and Gus, a boy she meets in a Cancer support group. I can’t wait for the movie to release and highly recommend this story to anyone looking to be easily drawn into a book!
[line]After reading Kate White’s ‘The Sixes’ I had extremely high hopes for this book, especially since it was White’s best seller. Unfortunately, it didn’t meet my expectations. I found ‘The Sixes’ to be much more intriguing and interesting. While this book was a mystery, it didn’t keep me up at night like most thrillers do. I would read about 30 minutes and fall asleep soon after. Towards the end of the book, about the last few chapters, it finally got interesting and exciting. Overall, the book had an interesting plot, however, the intensity of the storyline was rather weak compared to her other book. Since I adored ‘The Sixes’ I will still try another book from White, and hope that it is more stimulating than ‘Hush’.
I started Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple five days ago, and this satire story vanished before my hands. While the beginning of the story took off somewhat slow with numerous emails, the story soon began to unravel and got quite interesting. The book has a humorous vibe to it, as you learn about the main character, Bernadette Fox and her opinions on just about everything. Her husband is a Microsoft genius, and her daughter, Bee is not only in the top-of-her-class, but also Bernadette’s best friend. However, when Bernadette begins to make some mistakes that leaves her husband worrying about her mental state, Bernadette ends up missing out of the blue without a trace of where she went.
The Sixes by Kate White is by far one of the best books I may have ever read. A couple weekends ago during a trip to Santa Barbara, I was telling a friend how much I adored Gone Girl, and she recommended this book. After finishing the book, I can’t even decide between the two thrillers which one I liked best.The author, Kate White, was actually the Editor of Cosmopolitan, but then decided to leave in order to begin novel writing. I am sure glad she did, because this book was addicting!
The Sixes was just as exciting and intriguing, which explains why I finished it in a week. The book is about Phoebe Hall, a reporter who begins teaching at a college where a secret society is discovered. When deaths start occurring as well as other incidents, Phoebe begins investigating to find out what is happening at Lyle University. Every time I thought I figured out who was responsible for the killings, the book gets completely twisted up again and you’re stuck reevaluating your assumptions. I definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy the thrill and being so involved in a book that it becomes so important for you to finish to find out where the story goes.