So, Brittany from The Book Addict’s Guide has started a new weekly feature called The Deja Vu Review, where we can give mini reviews of books we’ve read before we started blogging (or books we never wrote reviews for). I think this is a great idea, and although it means I’m participating in five memes a week (I know that is crazy! But I will still post at least two book reviews a week) I wanted to support Brittany. Plus, it is fun!
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
Rating: 5/5 stars
Mini-Review: I read this book quite a few years ago, so the details are very fuzzy. This is an adult non-fiction book about a race horse. I will be the first to admit, this is not a book I would normally read. But it was such a fascinating story, and very well written. Seabiscuit was such a fascinating creature, and Hillenbrand really was able to describe this horse’s personality. The connection between Seabiscuit, his jockey, Red, and his owners is truly amazing.
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Rating: 4/5 stars
Mini-Review: I can still remember very clearly reading this book for the first time. This book helped me discover how much I love a story that makes me laugh. And this book sure does make me laugh. I think Evanovich is brilliant at creating interesting, and often hilarious, characters. My favorite character would have to be Grandma Mazur, but I love Lula, Connie, Mr. and Mrs. Plum. Even Vinnie (despite the duck!). And of course Stephanie and Morelli are awesome. I have lost steam with this series (there are 18 novels now), but the earlier ones in the series are fantastic.
Have you guys read these books? What did you think of them?