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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

6/6 - I enjoyed this, but can't really give any specific reasons for that enjoyment. It was a mostly sweet story of a 14-year-old girl who never felt like she fit in anywhere, until she ran away from home and found herself on the doorstep of three offbeat sisters. I felt the need for physical violence while reading T. Ray's scenes - I hate reading about domestic abuse. I liked all the information about bees and beekeeping and the epigraphs at the start of each chapter. Reading The Secret Life of Bees gave me a similar feeling to reading The Help - racism, intolerance, inequality, and a single Caucasian girl who is colour blind and doesn't feel any of those things.

 

*Update on 7/11* I finally got the chance to see the movie and enjoyed it even more than the book. I thought Fanning did a wonderful job with such an intense part. I did imagine all the sisters about a decade older than the actors who played them - June and May in their 40s and August in her early 50s with her hair starting to go grey. I thought Latifah, Keys, and Okonedo all played their parts very well and very truly to the book, they just weren't old enough.