My long weekend was spent mostly at home. I was on a full on introvert mode. So it gave me the chance to catch up on my reading list.
Every Day by David Levithan – Every morning A wakes up in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with – day in, day out, day after day.
The love story for me is bitter sweet. A finally finds someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with and yet he can’t be with her. After all, he doesn’t stay in one body for more than a day. I personally find that sadder than unrequited love. And because true love is never selfish, he finds it in his heart to let her go to give her the chance to find someone whom she can have a real future with.
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos – Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love.
Cornelia Brown surprised herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to move with her husband to the suburbs. Her mettle is quickly tested by her impeccably dressed, overly judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt—the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she’d find in suburbia. With Lake, another recent arrival, Cornelia shares a love of literature and old movies—as she forms an instant bond with this warm yet elusive woman and her perceptive, brilliant young son, Dev. But there are shocking secrets and unexpected surprises lurking beneath the peaceful veneer of suburban life—and nothing is quite what it seems.
I did a little Googl-ing of this book and found out that the story is a follow up to the author’s best selling book, Love Walked In. My favorite parts of the story are how Cornelia develops her relationships with Lake and Piper. I love how it reminded me that friendships can form with people you least expect to be friends with when you let you let down your walls and let them see the real you. That’s actually how I found my best friend, Ryan. Didn’t like him when we first met. But when we both gave each other the chance to get to know one another, what did we get? A strong bond of friendship that’s withstand the test of time – we’ve been friends for more than a decade now!
Belong to Me was a feel good book. Every Day on the other hand made me sad after reading it. But both are nice reads. I’m just really partial to Belong to Me because I am a sucker for happy endings.