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Weekly Book Club {12.20.17}

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I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year! I’ve read some great books this year and next week I’ll be sharing my top 10 favorite reads of the year. Today I’m sharing 2 good reads from the last week or so. 

1. Friend Request by Laura Marshall– Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn’t she? 1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with aren’t. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends. 2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever. Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria’s sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone she’d severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there’s more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what’s known to Maria–or whoever’s pretending to be her–is known to all.

My Rating: 4 Stars

This book was really good. It kept my attention from start to finish and I needed to know how it ended. It was full of suspense, angst, drama, and creepy feelings. The premise was pretty interesting- a dead girl friend requesting you on social media? Creepy. Finding out what really happened all those years ago? Super creepy. Definitely recommend this one.

2. Natural Disaster by Ginger Zee– ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee pulls back the curtain on her life in Natural Disaster. Ginger grew up in small-town Michigan where she developed an obsession with weather as a young girl. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path. This cyclone of stories may sound familiar to some-it’s just that Ginger’s personal tempests happened while she was covering some of the most devastating storms in recent history, including a ferocious tornado that killed a legend in the meteorology field. This book is for all the mistake makers who have learned to forgive others and themselves-even in the aftermath of man-made, or in this case Zee-made, disasters. It’s a story that every young woman should read, a story about finding love and finding it in yourself.
Beloved by Good Morning America’s audience, Ginger is a daily presence for millions. Zee’s gained fame for her social media presence which is as unfiltered as Natural Disaster-from baby barf to doggy doo-doo. She’s shattered the glass ceiling for women in meteorology, but admits here first, she’s the one natural disaster she couldn’t have forecast.

My Rating: 5 Stars

This book was SO GOOD. I love Ginger Zee on Good Morning America. I would never ever have known that she has dealt with a lot of the same issues that I have dealt with in my life. I love her even more now. The book is full of stories from the early years of career and I loved every single page. If you’ve ever dealt with depression or hard times in your life, you will find something to relate to in this book!

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