Highlighted Mondays is a weekly meme originally hosted and created by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”, that anyone can join.
Since her blog went through some changes and I really like her weekly memes, I asked for her permission to continue with them and… here we are!
All you have to do to participate is:
- Pick up the book you’re currently reading (be it a physical or electronic copy)
- Find a sentence you like (because it’s funny or cute or mysterious or whatever you find interesting)
- Highlight the sentence
- Make a post on your own blog where you share your highlighted sentence and link back to my blog as the host.
- Share the link to your post in the comments’ section here for the book community to see:)
Note: Please refer the creator and of the meme the host (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!
My Highlighted Sentence is:
So… three years ago the book club joined chose Big Little Lies as our mystery read of the year, and I absolutely loved it!
It had everything I like and want on my mystery novels, compelling characters, twist, a good mystery and clues thrown here and there, to make try and guess who was the murderer de victim and why was the crime committed!
Therefore, naturally, I went and look for other books by the same author and I was really glad to find so many! That being said though I have purchased at least 2 more, somehow even though I was really excited to read these books, they stayed on my bookcase collecting dust, so… when I was making my TBR list for March, I thought it was the perfect time to read this book!
And I´m really glad I did! ´cause though this book is not really a mystery per say, in true Liane Moriarty fashion, it does keep you guessing, has quirky characters -that somehow manage to be very relatable- and touches on delicate subjects like miscarriages, unfaithfulness, abuse, etc. All of that with an odd combination of humor and seriousness that I guess distinguish this author.
But what I liked the most about this book and why I chose the sentence above, was the relationship between the three sisters Gemma, Lin, and Cat; ´cause though I don´t have twins, I do have 2 brothers about my age with whom I grew up and whom I have a really close relationship -mainly because we used to move around a lot and we were pretty much the best friends we had growing up-, love dearly and sometimes can´t help but want to strangle.
I related perfectly with the separated parents, having your siblings as your best friends, feeling proud and protective of them, while at times also envious and jealous, and like your coming up short to them; feeling like your lacking something they both for some reason have and you don´t.
I also related to the sharing stuff part and how while it seems we share absolutely everything there are -and must be- some things I haven´t completely share with them, mainly because that would probably affect our relationship, not because they would love me less, but because it could affect the way they think about me.
Which brings me to the next point relevant to the story and that´s how we always seem to think other people have it so much easier than us, or better, when that´s not necessarily true, how we believe we have people all figured out -specially family-, and that´s necessarily the case.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed this book, to the point that I couldn´t help but think that if a Liane Moriarty book would be adapted on to a TV Drama, it should probably be this one! So… Do you agree? Have you read this novel? What were your thoughts on it?
And if you haven´t read this book yet, let me tell you that.. if you love fun witty dialogue, colorful characters, family drama, and humor, with a little touch of intrigue, this may be the perfect book for you.