Twitterature June 2014: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy again this month to share a mini book review of the books I’ve read in the past month. This month, the list is pretty darn short as I’ve only finished one book. But it was a REALLY good book, so well worth the time spent reading it.

the kitchen houseThe Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I think this was a book that will stay with me for a long time. It was slow going at first and the subject matter often kept me up at night dwelling on the potential fate of various characters. I became very attached to the characters after awhile which made the second half of the book fly in comparison to the first, as I became more and more concerned about how it would all end. Fascinating.

Star Rating: ****

Right now I’m reading another book that is taking awhile to finish, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – this one is huge at 755 pages on the kindle edition but really good. Unsurprising since it won the Pulitzer Prize. When I finish that I’ll likely pick up either Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The One by Kiera Cass or Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

What have you been reading?

4 responses to “Twitterature June 2014: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom”

  1. dawnomite Avatar

    My book club read The Kitchen House during the month I had my baby, so I never got around to it. Glad to hear a good opinion of it; the consensus of the group was “meh”. I read The Dry Grass of August earlier this year and was not that affected by it. And I am currently into Attachments.


  2. Cassie Avatar

    The Goldfinch is long, but so worth it! The Kitchen House sounds great, thanks!


  3. Pat Jones Avatar
    Pat Jones

    I loved reading the “Kitchen House”. If you like that book, try reading “The Dry Grass of August”, it’s a wonderful book.


  4. Betsy Avatar

    I am reading clockwork angel and it’s pretty good