No one has time to waste on reading shit books. No one has time to read full stop, so if you make the minutes to inhale words on a page it has to be quality!
I usually only get to read while on holiday when I’ve plonked my kid in front of some form of screen. I only ever read books that come highly recommended by people like you know, Reese Witherspoon or Zoe Foster Blake. If the book doesn’t grab me by the second chapter, I’m out. Brutal! There is nothing I love more though than getting sucked into a novel immediately. When you don’t want to put it down and you actively go to bed earlier so you can read a chapter or two before your eyes slam shut is a delicious vortex to be in.
I didn’t want the book I recently read to end. It was so fabulous in so many ways. The book is called The Great Alone and is written by a broad called Kristin Hannah and she sure can spin a truly fabulous yarn.
The Great Alone is about a troubled family called the Albrights. Ernt is the old man who was a POW and returns from Vietnam fucked up to say the least. His wife Cora is from a wealthy Seattle family but distances herself from them to stick by her abusive man. Their 12-year-old daughter, Leni, is the main character of the book and the story follows the family moving to Alaska in the early 70’s.
It deals with domestic violence that gets heavy and very uncomfortable in some instances, but it is also a book about survival, love, romance and coming of age. The fierce bond between the mum and daughter in this book is what really made me fall in love with it. I seriously loved this book and think you should read it stat.
We chatted about books and other can’t-miss dribble on our latest pod which you can subscribe to here. You can listen to this ep below…