As some of you might have read, I am very proud of myself for reading 150 books in 2017. One of my goals for 2018 is to blog more. To help me accomplish this, I’ve decided to start writing “reviews” about the books that I read. 

Since my taste in reading material is a bit all over the place, I fully understand if some of the books are not to taste, but hey, I’ll read and give my honest opinion on what I thought of the book.

So, my first review is….

This novel is about a linguistics professor who learns that she has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  It is a poignant representation of the trials that not only the main character faces, but also those around her that are trying to learn and cope with the disease as well. 

There has been a film made of this novel, however, I have not seen it. Having seen first hand what this disease can do to people  (my maternal grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease), I began the novel with a certain kind of dread. I had to steal myself to read certain parts that were too familiar or heartbreaking.

I laughed out loud at parts, and cried through others. I think that Lisa Genova did an outstanding job of capturing what it must feel like to understand that you are loosing yourself to such an unforgiving disease. 

I highly recommend this novel, but be prepared with a box of tissues at the ready.
Stay tuned for more book reviews coming soon!

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