I am linking up with Leonie of Kiwi at Heart today as apart of Mrs Readalots Book Club. Unfortunately I haven't been able to read either of the two books that Leonie had picked out for us to read as they were both unavailable at my library. So instead I have ordered them from The Book Depository (I love that place!) and they should be here any day now.
So instead I though I would review one of the books I read last month, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. To tell you the truth I hadn't heard of this book until after the movie came out and I haven't seen the movie yet and am not sure I will. I loved the book and really don't want to ruin if like most movies do.
If you aren't familiar with Water for Elephants, it is set in depression-era American and follows the life of Jacob Janowski who is college drop-out that joins the circus inadvertently and his life is changed forever. I'll warn you the story is sad as much as it is happy. I laughed and cried, so if you are a sook like me have some tissues handy.
Unlike most novels I read I wasn't left turning the last page to see if there was anymore. It is concluded brilliantly with almost all questions answered. This gets a huge thumbs up for me as I tend to get really involved in any books I read. So when they conclude well it means I am not spending the next few days AND nights thinking and worry about the ending and asking why about some many things.
I would defianlty reccomend this book to anyone who will listen to me!
Pop on over to Leonie's and check out everyone elses reviews. Leonie is reveiwing A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.