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One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This WIll Matter by Scaachi Koul

ODWABDI truly enjoyed reading this book! This is Scaachi Koul’s debut book which is a collection of essays about growing up in Canada with Indian immigrant parents. This book was hilariously relatable. Scaachi is sarcastically witty (like me!) which I love. Now even though I am not Indian or canadian, I could still relate to everything she was saying. Just reading the first chapter I knew it was going to be good. I felt as though she had lived my life and was now writing about it (the song Killing Me Softly was now stuck in my head).
In O.D.W.A.B.D.A.N.O.T.W.M. Scaachi talks about everything. From having overprotective parents who passed down their fears of the world like your older sibling’s hand-me-downs, to growing up trying to figure out why the world sees you so differently, and just the struggle itself of being an adult. Serious conversations written with sharp humor. But I love how personal she made it feel, as if two friends were just sitting around talking about “I remember that one time when…” or “when I was growing…” (come to think of it, it sounds more like two old friends reminiscing about the good ole days). Either way, no matter your background or upbringing there is something about One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter that everyone can relate to.

 

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

BHE01Only one word can describe Sarah Pinborough’s book Behind Her Eyes. Unpredictable. In the beginning it took me a little while to really get into it (mainly because it takes place in London and I was thrown off by some of the phrases they use) but once you’re in you won’t be able to put it down. With every turned page it seems like you know what will happen next. Trust me, you have no idea what’s coming.

The book starts with single mother Louise who meets her very own McDreamy (David) in a bar. But after a steamy kiss he bolts faster than Cinderella at midnight. Even though she’s concerned by David’s sudden exit, Louise is still on cloud nine when she goes into work on Monday only to have her high ruined by her new boss, David. That’s right, McDreamy from the bar is her boss. Nothing can be worse than that, right? WRONG!! On top of knowing that you’ve sucked face with your now boss, he’s married too! So like any mature adult who has a conscience, Louise tried to keep it professional. But we all know how that usually works out (case in point: Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd from Grey’s Anatomy).BHE02

So once Louise thought nothing else could possibly happen she bumps into Adele, the Wife! With Adele being new to town and needing a friend she took to Louise (or more like not taking no for an answer). As their friendship grows Louise starts to learn more about David and Adele’s marriage along with their secrets and starts to question her own relationship between the two.
Behind Her Eyes will have you guessing who the real villain is until the very last page.