I finally finished the last book I was reading, I Shall Not Hate. I discussed it a bit in this post. I loved the book, but for some reason it just took me a few weeks to get into and really sit down to read it. Once I made more time for reading again, I flew right through it. It also helped that I was traveling and had a few hours on an airplane.
I Shall Not Hate is a true story and a moving one. I cried more than once while reading the about trials and tribulations Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, his family, and community endured. I found it to be a thought-provoking, heavy read, but a great one.
As soon as I finished, I Shall Not Hate, I began reading the next book on the docket for book club, Big Little Lies. I have not been able to put the book down. I just started reading it last week, and only have 100 pages or so left. (On my iBooks app it says 576 pages total). That is fast for me. I am loving the suspense of the book!
Goodreads.com has a better description of the book than I could write on my own, so here it is:
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal...a murder...a tragic accident...or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beach-side community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest. And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn't be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
"The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee...[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly
I can't wait to find out what happens as I finish the book!