Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Revolutionary RoadRevolutionary Road by Richard Yates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, I know it's a brilliantly written book, but I struggle with giving 5 stars to books I didn't enjoy much. It's not that it's a depressing story (it is), just that for me it was actively stressful to read. Also, I didn't care for the ending because I feel like that type of resolution is a cop out. Even no resolution can be better than that.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great by Terri L. Orbuch

5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great by Terri L. Orbuch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The part I thought was most valuable was Chapter 2 on Incentives and Rewards (p.56-86). Although the first chapter had good information as well, I don't think it was organized in the best way possible. The rest of the book didn't feel that helpful but as other reviewers have stated maybe this is just because our marriage is already on really solid footing.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that LastsThe 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Decent book with a straight-forward concept. Worth reading and discussing with spouse, but I don't think it's life-changing or marriage-changing on its own as it claims.

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