Book Review: The Wife Between Us {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}

I feel like the theme on my blog over the past 2 weeks has been “unpopular opinions”.  It started with Let’s Chat: When Your Opinion Is The Unpopular One and then continued with Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine {Gail Honeyman}

Ladies and Gentleman, may I present to you my unintentional 3rd installment over the past 2 weeks revolving around this same theme (insert eye roll emoji here):

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

My Thoughts:

(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)

2 Stars

This book is POPULAR.  Everyone is reading it.  It’s even currently nominated for the Goodreads Best Book of 2018 Award!

I just don’t get it.

I wanted to love it, I really did.  I waited for MONTHS for it to finally be released and once it was, I couldn’t get my hands on a copy fast enough.  It sounded AMAZING, I was so intrigued from just reading the synopsis.

It.  Was.  So.  Boring.

The major twist was interesting, I didn’t see it coming AT ALL which I love in a book.  Hence my 2 stars.  2 stars for the twist, 0 stars for the rest.  I’m bored even writing this review.

Completely forgettable characters, completely forgettable story lines.  Completely forgettable book.

The biggest, most burning question that I have about this book:  It took TWO people to write this boring story?!?

Bottom Line:

This might just be my most disappointing book of 2018.  I was SO excited to read it…and then I was SO excited for it to finally be over once I finished.

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine {Gail Honeyman}

I couldn’t WAIT to read this book!  I had heard such wonderful things from so many different people!  When I finally got my hands on a copy, I was so excited…

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Synaposis from Goodreads:

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

My Thoughts:

(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)

2 Stars

I read this book months ago and when I came here to review it I realized…it has left zero impression on me.  The worst books are the ones where you close the cover after you finish reading and never think about the characters or story lines again and this book is a perfect example.  I was so excited to read it…there was (is) such a buzz about it!  What I was assuming (and hoping) would have been a fun and heartwarming story ended up being a boring, sad, and depressing one instead.  The biggest thing I remember about this book was just how bored I was while reading it…but there was such a buzz about it that I felt compelled to keep reading. Such a disappointment for me because I was SO excited to read it! I’m curious to hear what others thought because this is currently such a popular book…Have you read it?  Did you like it?

Bottom Line:

There were absolutely a few scenes where I remember smiling while reading…but mostly I just remember yawning.

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