My most recent loan from the library. Hoping to get to it soon!
More Than Words (from Goodreads): Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter, a good girlfriend. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, after her mother's death, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her boyfriend Tim, thoughtful, kind, and honest, not to mention her best friend since childhood, feels the same. But after Nina's father passes away, she learns he may not have practiced what he preached.
As her world falls apart, Nina begins to question everything she thought she knew and to see the men in her life--her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her handsome and attentive boss, Rafael--in a new light. Soon Nina finds herself caught between the world she knows and loves, and a passion that could upend everything.
More than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live.
For this week’s #staffpicksunday Bernice shares her review of My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: “This is one of those books you’ll be told you’ll ‘either love it or hate it’ and I can see why. Superficially, the main character seems utterly superficial. Her voice is quite dry and blackly humorous, though, which kept me interested until her history is revealed little by little, leaving the reader few other choices but to feel utter pity for the main protagonist. She is determined to spend a year drugging herself into sleep to avoid the real world and has little but contempt for everyone around her, including her only friend, to whom she is almost unrelentingly cruel, her awful lover, and her deceased parents. She seeks out the worst psychiatrist in the history of time (you’ll feel guilty laughing at this woman!) in order to get prescriptions for some terrifying drugs which she uses to simply sleep her way out of her empty existence. Despite expecting to dislike this book and its awful protagonist, by the end I was almost crying, just a little bit, for her and her friend, as she finally wakes up from her drug induced haze. This book is dark and uncomfortable, but never for one second boring.” #MosmanLibraryService#BarryOKeefeLibrary#library#libraries#librarylife#librariesofinstagram#nswpubliclibraries#publiclibrary#mosman#read#reading#bookstagram