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Books #34-41: John Grisham rocks!

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea

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It started off well but somehow I was robbed of a proper ending. It was rushed. 

3

Never Tell by Karen Young

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Couldn’t put it down. One of the best books I’ve read. No, it is not new, but still, I recommend it. 

5

Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham

This book is for young adults and I thoroughly enjoyed it. YA is not always about horny teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality, so kudos to Grisham for writing this story. I enjoyed learning the legal terms. Confession: at one point in my young life, I wanted to be a Lawyer. I still enjoy reading anything pertaining to the law, but it was not my calling.

Oh, and this book is part of a series so you might want to start from ‘Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer’

5

The Racketeer by John Grisham

Grisham’s law thrillers are almost predictable now, but you can’t help but want to continue reading once you get past the first page. This book was unputdownable and I enjoyed the twists and turns. 

5

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Before Seth Hubbard hung himself, he made a last-minute crude handwritten will which would see his black maid listed to get 90% of his estate. 0% was left to his estranged family. Hubbard listed Jake Brigance to defend his will although the two have never met while Seth was alive. However, Hubbard liked what Brigance did for Carl Lee Hailey (I advise you to find/borrow/buy a copy of the book that started it all for Mr. Grisham: ‘A Time To Kill’).

I learned how boring depositions can be when contesting a will and I also learned about the validness of a handwritten will. I’m a sucker for a law novel and this one hit the right spot. Thank you, Grisham. Thank you for Mr. Brigance. 

4

A Time To Kill by John Grisham

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Of course, I had to go back to where it all started! I love me some John Brigance and I wish the writer would make a series dedicated to him. While reading, I saw Tom Cruise as Jake Brigance… maybe it’s because Cruise did a brilliant job as a lawyer in ‘The Firm’, another one of my favorite Grisham’s favorite! 

4

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7th Heaven by James Patterson

Arsonists and a public disappearance. Enjoyed the courtroom drama, but felt as if the authors could have given a little bit more. 

3

Death Penalty by William J. Coughlin

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One of the best books I’ve read in a long time! 

4

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Beach Road by James Patterson. This is a one day read so I’ll have to get another book to read right after. 🙂

Margaret, this post was for you. Thank you for your continuous support and I am sorry that this review session was so short. ❤ ❤ Have a blessed weekend! 

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Book #9: Private Lives

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Author: Tasmina Perry
Publisher: Headline Review (August 04th, 2011)
Pages: 613 
(Including an excerpt from Perfect Strangers)
Chapters: 71

BLURB:

Anna Kennedy loves her career. A young associate with a top media law firm, she’s the lawyer to the stars, hiding their sins from the hungry media. When Anna fails to prevent a damaging story being printed about heart-throb movie star Sam Charles she finds herself fighting to save not only his reputation, but also her own. But Anna is about to uncover a scandal more explosive than even Sam’s infidelities. A party girl is already dead and those responsible are prepared to silence anyone who stands in their way. Not least a pretty young lawyer who knows too much…

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…REVIEW!

I honestly don’t know what to make of this book. It was a good story, but not a page turner. Some typos and name changes (where Andrew suddenly became Andy) turned me off.

I love thick books, but sometimes authors overwrite which can make the book unenjoyable. I eventually skimmed through some chapters.

I was warned not to read the book because many people did not like the ending, but I like to be the judge. The ending was not bad and it ended the way I wanted it to. I guess readers wanted to find out what happened to Larry and his cheating wife (wasn’t it obvious?) and Sam and Jessica (I didn’t care for these two).

That being said, I don’t know if I’ll read another book from this author.

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RATING:

2

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Blackout by Annie Solomon

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