Running errands while listening to this #audiobook
This is a story about a group of med students (set in Ky), the events of their 3rd year, and their present-day lives (set in Charlotte, NC). The setting mirrors Martin‘s life. The story reminded me at times of Grey‘s Anatomy-not a bad thing since I was obsessed with GA for the first seasons. The story is somewhat predictable & the characters could have had more depth, but overall, this is great #debut novel. #readwithmrbook. Also, ❤️ the cover.
I decided to borrow the tagged book from my mom. She got it last year but will probably never read it. She always has some excuse to not sit down and read (she‘s too busy, needs to clean, etc). She also gave me A World Lost, one of the first Wendell Berry books I read. It‘s signed to my grandfather; mom had gotten it for him in 1997, so she passed it on to me.
Martin's debut is a medical drama that's a study in the complexities of relationships. She explores the sometimes delicate and obligatory aspect of a long-term relationship, especially those that are forged by women. Sometimes these relationships are tolerated, not unlike marriages, not only because of the time put in, but because of the shared secrets. A solid debut. If you are a fan of Grey's Anatomy, I highly encourage you to pick up this book.
A soapy summer read that kept me entertained if a little exasperated. I wish she hadn‘t taken a cue from Liane Moriarty with the whole “I‘ll wait until 80% in to tell you what happened” because it cheapens things. Not to mention you saw it coming from a mile away. But it was a fun little diversion. 3.5🌟
I know they manifest in different ways for different folks but this description is SPOT ON. For me, at least.
If you love medical dramas, like ER, you‘ll adore this book. Zadie and Emma are interns in Louisville Kentucky (yay for my home!) and encounter the long hours and complicated relationships that go along with it. We switch up between 1999 during their intern years to present day Charlotte NC where they are now employed doctors with husbands and families. This was a page turner and the character development of Zadie and Emma is fantastic.
I wanted to love this. Medical Dramas are my favorite type of tv. But I have so many mixed feelings. I narration felt off (switching from past to present and switch between Emma and Zadie). I would of enjoyed it more without Emma‘s narration and smoother time transitions. The mystery was really obvious and describing everyone‘s beauty was cringe worthy. But it kept me engaged enough to continue. 🤷♀️
This book was underwhelming and as one of my fellow #lmpbc reviewers stated, quite juvenile. I would much rather watch an episode of Grey‘s Anatomy than read it. It was decent mindless reading material though and the cover is beautiful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This wraps up the final book of round three! I enjoyed doing this with you ladies @suvata @Laura317 @arubabookwoman
😂😂😂 kids can be such goofs sometimes
A favorite portion of my newly organized bookshelves. I love sprayed edges, can you tell? Let's see who can ID each of these books! (FYI third from the left is actually pink, not red.)
This was a fun summer read! For the full review, and reviews of books I read in July: http://www.bornandreadinchicago.com/2018/08/books-i-read-in-july.html
I “killed two birds” with one stone by reading this:
1. 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide
2. My pick for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC). http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080444AEAD2CA0FF2-litsy3
#LMPBC Round 003 - Group P
@suvata @Laura317 @Arubabookwoman @collegecatlady
@Jas16 I absolutely LOVE the book and the post card!! Thank you soooo much!! 📚👍😊❤️😎❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍
I want to support local authors, so it pains me to give a big 👎🏽 to this one, but I cannot support the subtle racism and weird stereotypes that popped up in this book.
One example: writing like this for a black woman who works in the healthcare field: “Now how you reckon I‘m gon‘ know something like that Dr. Colley? He just say he got something he need to discuss with you.”
Plus, the Grey‘s anatomy exaggerated drama was just way overdone.
It is so weird reading a book that is set in a place I know so well - the hospital and medical community in Charlotte.
Especially, when I read a paragraph like this, which seems like a indirect jab at the surgical practice where my husband is one of the partners (the author is using fictionalized names). His practice is the largest surgical group in Charlotte, and has been negotiating with the hospital over these exact issues in recent years. 😵
Starting this one with the hope of finishing before the neighborhood book club tomorrow!
It‘s set in my current hometown, Charlotte, NC. The author is a local doctor, and one of the characters is a surgeon - in the same hospital system where my husband works as a surgeon - so I had to read this new release! I am guessing I will either love it or hate it completely. 😂
Hopefully it won‘t be a Grey‘s Anatomy style of book. 🤣
This was super fun. I‘ve heard various people compare it to “Grey‘s Anatomy in book form” and of course I knew I had to read it - I‘m a sucker for a good medical drama. I loved that it was partially set in Charlotte, NC (where I live). The story follows two women physicians who are best friends and had gone to medical school together. It goes back and forth between the present and their past years in medical school as it reveals secrets. Loved it.