Friday, September 18, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

I may very well be the last person to read this book, but I'm glad that I did finally get around to it. I had this book on my shelf for well over a year before I wound up taking it to the used bookstore to trade in. Then, a few years later, my best friend insisted I read it - the same best friend who recommended The Help to me, so I trusted her opinion on books. She was totally right.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I tore through it pretty quickly, despite the fact that lately when I climb into bed to read, I fall asleep less than a page or so into it. Not because I'm not interested, but because I've been so tired lately. Fortunately for me and my book, though, Husband went out of town yesterday, so after I put Baby to bed last night, I was able to pick up my book and polish it off.

Between Baby's incessent (and mindless) enjoyment of "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "Thomas and Friends" lately, I really enjoy losing myself in a book. An adult book, with a truly unique story. This was one of those books. I truly could lose myself in this book, imaging the people, the events, the setting. It was beautifully written, and just resonated with me. I never thought I would enjoy learning about bees and honey, but Ms. Monk Kidd seamlessly wove parallels between the bees and the way the life of the main character, Lily, is unfolding. This book is totally going on my A+ Reads List.

I'm hoping to watch the movie over the weekend, which I've heard it super authentic and wonderful. I sure hope so, I've got high hopes.


ModernMom said...

I enjoyed this book too! Have not seen the movie so will be interested tosee if you think it lives up to the written tale:)

Samantha said...

You're definitely not the last person to read it. I've wanted to for SO long, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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