Hi! I’m so excited to announce that this November, I will be hosting my first ever readathon with two of my friends, Kelly and Valerie – and what better readathon to host with your friends than the Friendsathon!
If you are interested in joining, please feel free to follow our Twitter page @Friendsathon where we will be sharing more information and prompt details in the coming weeks.
Looking forward to reading with you and hope see you there! 🥰📚
Author: Will SchwalbeSeries: StandaloneGenre: Non FictionRelease Date: October 2, 2012Book Length: 336 pagesPublisher: Knopf
This is a non-fiction book that follows the Schwalbe family in the years after the author’s mother, Mary Anne, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I thought it was so sweet that Mary Anne and Will, her son, started a book club between one another in those final years – it definitely got their minds off of the devastating news (as best as it could) and gave them something to bond over.
As much as I thought it was beneficial for the author to explain the books they chose, at times, I felt like he would go too far off on tangents about what they were reading, and not enough content was about his mother and their relationship – both at present and throughout the years. However, I did appreciate that pretty much every book he explained did correlate back in some way to an aspect of his and his mother’s relationship or lives in general.
This was a very heartwarming book that made me realize the impact that books can have on people and enforced to me the importance of family and living life to the fullest. I am very happy that I read it.