Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. This is my 1st time participating in the Goodreads Monday meme & I have Danielle over at BooksVertigoandTea for inspiring me to give it a go through her lovely picks 😉 To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links <3’s!

Happy Monday book lovers! hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, my hubby & sis took me out for dinner both Saturday & Sunday which meant the kitchen was undisturbed in my home & that is just BLISS! Happy belated Mother’s Day! I wasn’t able to touch my blog this weekend & so I thought today’s random TBR pick would be in honor of Mother’s Day. I have not yet read The Mothers but own a copy as it was a Book of the Month pick some months back. From what I’ve gathered, this isn’t your sweet ode to mother(s) rather a tale told by a group of elderly women known as The Mothers. They set out to tell the reader the main character’s story (possibly cautionary) while imparting judgement on the characters from their positions of wisdom. I love when I come across books told from non-traditional/different POV’s.

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.

All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we’d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance–and the subsequent cover-up–will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a -what if- can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

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Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

29 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday”

  1. Happy Mother’s Day beautiful ❤ Have to love an untouched kitchen! I never new how amazing that could be until I had children haha. Sounds like the hubby did right 😉

    I hope you read this one soon! I am thinking that this will be a fantastic review for you as I read the blurb 🙂

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    1. Thank you Danielle! Happy Mother’s Day <3! and yea it's the little things I can appreciate so much more now that I have my 2 tiny humans haha! Hubby did great & even offered up our Sunday night movie at home so that I could FT with Gretchen & plan our Bookcon adventure lol. I hope you had a great one as well, I think I may have seen somewhere that you were off to read your book lol. I was trying to stay off social media while around my sis & hubby this wknd. The blurb to this one really caught my interest but also the amazing reviews I read from trusted blogger friends 😉

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  2. Oh this sounds like a really interesting book Lilly. Also great pick for Goodreads Monday as well,definitely an appropriate choice given it was Mother’s Day recently for you all over in the US. 🙂 I really hope you enjoy this one, and it’s great you’re getting around to your BOTM picks. If you’re anything like me you have a stack of books from subscription boxes you still need to read! 😀

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    1. Thanks Beth! I am most def in the same boat as you with my sub boxes smh lol, I am not proud but I refuse to let them go haha! Hopefully by the Fall when things have settled down with my ARCS, I can start tackling some of my other non-YA fave genres 😉

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  3. I’ve heard so many good things about that book. I totally regret not grabbing it when it was a Book of the Month pick. Oh well 😛

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I have seen this book before, but never really looked at the synopsis. This one sounds like it has a lot of depth and interesting themes. Thanks so much for sharing it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, no complaints here 😉 & I also bypassed it a few times until I started reading all of the rave reviews. The blurb sealed the deal really, I’m hoping to get to this one soon 🙂


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