BOOK REVIEW: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Remember my winter reading list? From that list I started with Ian McEwan's The Children Act. I finished it a little while ago and I'm finally getting around to writing my review.  

I wish this book was longer — not because it was lacking in content or character development, but simply because I enjoyed it so much. That is the power of an Ian McEwan novel – he chooses his words carefully and packs more quality into his prose than quantity. The Children Act is the story of a judge presented with an unusual case that requires a difficult, literally life-altering decision, all while dealing with the beginnings of her own crumbling marriage. McEwan takes common themes and subjects that are so often written about and makes them fresh and new again by creating a cast of interesting and charismatic characters in judge Fiona and the boy at the heart of the case she is presiding over. A great read, I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

Reading List: Cozy Up With a Few Good Books This Winter

The temperatures have officially dropped, winter is here, and all I want to do is curl up under a cozy blanket with a steaming cup of tea and immerse myself in a really good book. I haven't had much time for reading lately and I really miss it. I used to read a couple of books a I read that many in a year. So now that my classes have ended, I find myself with a lot more free time that I can spend reading. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of dining with a very influential booklover and a group of other avid readers, so the conversation naturally turned to books and we all shared what's on our reading list at the moment. That discussion reignited my passion for reading and I'm eager to get started on my new book list! I recently finished two engaging books, Gone Girl and Girl with a Pearl Earring; I highly recommend both. Up next for is a mix of titles that were recommended, and a few that I've been anticipating myself (click the image for a full synopsis of the book): 

Have you read any of these titles? If so, what did you think? I will be posting reviews of each one as I finish reading so check back to find out what I thought of them!