6631792The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern is absolutely fascinating.  It’s the story of a young girl whose life is uprooted and she moved from high class big city living to low class country life and she finds a book on a mobile bus that tells her what her tomorrow is going to be like, and sometimes she tries to change it.

At first the narration seems like she’s reliving her past, but then you realize it’s her writing in her journal, and not the one you originally assume.

The story itself, aside from being trippy as all hell, is an incredibly powerful and moving story about one woman who loved too much and destroyed the lives of all those around her because of that love.  The Book of Tomorrow teaches our heroine –and us- that all of our actions have consequences, and what we do today, no matter how big or small, will affect the events of all our tomorrows.  How we perceive and treat others, as well as how they perceive and treat us.

It was really surprised by this book.  I was kinda expecting a light, fluffy chick lit read but Cecelia Ahern really threw me for a loop in a good way with the depth of feeling and the message that this book ultimately sends.

I am really glad I chose to stick to fiction this month.  Lots of new authors to add to my collection!

We’re at the halfway point folks!  My goal is 13 books and this was number 6! Let’s move on to number 7 for Ja No Read Mo 2017 shall we?  An Irish Country Wedding by Patrick Taylor.

17332254Love is in the air in the colorful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be planned, but before O’Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients—and crises both large and small.

Being a G.P. in a place like Ballybucklebo often can mean more than simply splinting broken bones and tending to aches and pains. It can also mean helping a struggling young couple acquire their first home, clearing the name of a cat accused of preying on a neighbor’s prize pigeons, and encouraging a bright working-class girl who dreams of someday becoming a doctor herself. And, if you’re Barry Laverty, still smarting from a painful breakup, there might even be a chance for a new romance with a lovely schoolteacher, if her passionate political convictions don’t get in the way.

Much has changed in Ballybucklebo, and bigger changes are in store, but the lives and practices of these Irish country doctors remain as captivating and irresistible as ever.