8.17.2012

Book Club Friday #20

Good morning and happy Friday friends!
 
As per my usual Friday post, I've got a book review for you. If you're like me, you love this link-up because it's the perfect way to find new books to add to your ever growing to-read list..
 
Go ahead and link up with Heather and Katie to share your own review!
 
 
Today, I'm sharing Where We Belong by Emily Giffin.
 
This book was just released last month, and it's definitely worth the money of picking up a copy yourself!
 
 
Book description from GoodReads:
 
Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.

For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.  
 
My thoughts:  
 
This book sucked me in from page one. I've always enjoyed Emily's writing, and she knows the exact way to keep her readers hooked. It's very easy to visualize the characters and pick a "favorite". You grow to love the characters. My heart ached many times while reading this book, and I found myself crying on more than one occasion. Even if you don't have a personal experience with adoption, I think this story allows each and every reader to relate in some way. Read this, you won't be sorry.  
 
 I gave it 5 out of 5 stars!  
 
Also, I got to meet Emily and have her sign my book!  
 
 
She was ridiculously sweet and hilarious. I was SO excited to meet her. I will definitely keep this book forever! :)

13 comments:

Cait said...

so so so loved this book :) and so awesome you got to meet her too! she came to naperville and i forgot to bring my camera with me (REALLY!) but shes so fab! xoxo

R said...

I really want to read this. I'm thinking of picing it up as my airplane book for my trip.

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

How cool you got to meet her!

Heather said...

I LOVED this book...and I'm super jealous that you met her!

Jaz said...

I'm jealous!! And I'm pretty sure you know why. Lol!! I already added that book to my to-read list.

Rebekah Lewis said...

Girl you are awesome that you get all these posts done during the week AND still have time to read!! I'm envious! Also, wanted to let you know that I love your 101 in 1001! A friend did one and that was a primary inspiration for me to start blogging! I especially like your italicized marking things in process & you had some really great goals that I can't wait to "steal" and put on my next 101 list! : )

Rebekah
http://rebekahandjohn-livingandlearning.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

So jealous you got to meet her, one of my fav authors for sure :-)

Heather said...

That's so awesome, hoecakes! Can't wait to read this one.

Ashlee Miller said...

I need to read this book! So jealous you got to meet her!

Meghan said...

Ok, this is definitely next on my list! :)

JKT said...

LOVING this. I've been thinking about reading this- love, love, LOVE Emily Giffin! So jealous you met her!

Hope you had a great weekend, love!

Sarah E. said...

She is nothing like I thought she would look - is that weird to say? LOL She's so pretty! I need to read her books! I have like 5 sitting on my bookshelf.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love her books! I need to get this one. So cool that you got to meet her!

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