Saturday, June 4, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Best Day of Someone Else's Life

Note: This is the one of the six book posts for today. For my thoughts on all the books I've read go here.

I read Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs based on recommendation. The book follows Kevin "Vi" Connelly as she goes from enchanted with weddings (she attends 14 in one year!) To disillusioned with the institution of marriage. The real question becomes, what beliefs are you ready to let go of when you meet the right person?

If you've ever planned a wedding or been in a wedding you will identify with the stories Vi tells about her wedding adventures and you will laugh at the ridiculousness of some of the situations because of how true they ring. For me, however, it was hard to understand the notion that marriage changes things and makes you try less to make the relationship work so it got hard to identify with Vi.

However, this book was such an enjoyable read. Although I will say this, if it would have ended any differently I might have burned the book and cursed the hours I spent reading. The book is a reflection of our times and modern relationships and a reminder that love, regardless of whether it is bound by marriage or not, requires work.
 the best day of someone else's life

 Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs


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