September 16, 2014

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer - A Review in Gifs




Publisher: Putnam/Penguin
Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Description:

"A beautifully drawn study of what is at risk when you lose control of your own life.  Unique, gripping, and viscerally moving -- this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer." —Jodi Picoult,New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Lone Wolf

Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for love.

Mara Nichols, a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and adoptive mother, has recently been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most. Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance, the power of relationships, and that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.  

My Thoughts:

There are no words. Let me show you how this book made me FEEL.




Yep. Something like that.

15 comments:

  1. Love the visuals with your review! I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this one because the summary sounded so depressing!

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  2. Hah, I totally requested this from the vine based on your post!

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  3. Ha! I seriously don't know if I can handle this one...

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  4. Ha! Sometimes words won't do. In those instances, gifs are the best. That said, I think this book would BREAK MY SOUL. So. Not high on the list.

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  5. I'm with Katie! I have to be in a particular mood for soul breaking like this!

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  6. Oh boy...I'll have to prepare for this one.

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  7. Haha! Such an effective review! I've heard great things about this book...it's on my TBR list.

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  8. I have such ambivalent feelings towards this book that I've not picked it up to read yet! On the one hand, I love books that make me cry, even if they're emotionally manipulative. On the other hand, I don't understand how the character with the terminal disease only has 5 days left unless she's decided to commit suicide, in which case i just think it's stupid that she randomly chose 5 days to say her goodbyes and get her life in order.

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  9. Yep! Pretty sure this one would stomp on my soul.

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  10. Fabulously creative idea for a review! However, makes me think this is not a book I should read. Or, at least, I should plan very carefully when I do read it. I can only take so much gut wrenching heartbreak.

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  11. I hate it when I'm a mess after an emotional read. It's hard to get over that type of hangover.

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  12. Oh wow! I'm intrigued (l like emotional reads) but this is going to be read when I'm alone, I guess

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  13. Melinda took the words right out of my mouth - Oh. Wow.

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  14. Exactly! This was very good, but also very heartbreaking.

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  15. I am currently reading this, your gifs are spot on! Definitely need tissues nearby, but I am liking it a lot!

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