The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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My original title for this post was Savoir because there are some books that you just savoir; you can't wait to get in bed and read them, yet you don't want to read too fast or too much because you just know that you are going to hate it when it ends. The Secret Life of Bees is such a book. The characters are warm & charming and Lily, the main character, lets you into the depths of her soul, her young but wise old soul. I found myself crawling into this book at night or in the morning before i had to get up. These are characters that you just know and love and thus you never want it to end. Well, it ended for me this morning and predictably, I am sad-No more Lily, no more August, Rosaleen, May, Zach, no more crawling into their remarkable world and friendships at the end of the day. This one is definitely taking a place on my Favorite books of all times list and one i might even have to read again. I loved this book. Kudos Sue Monk Kidd.

8 comments:

Amishlaw said...

I agree. That was a good book. What are you reading now? I think you'd like "Girls of Riyadh" by Raja Aknamea

rdl said...

A-law: I am looking for something - thanks for the recommendation.

Gnightgirl said...

Secret Life of Bees is fantastic. After I read it I rented it from the library and listened again.

I just finished Water for Elephants, another one where the characters grab you.

rdl said...

gnightgirl - i heard the audio was fantastic - i think i will do that. and thanks for the recomendation.

musing said...

I love The Secret Life of Bees! I really do need to read it again.

"The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters." ~August

rdl said...

musing - yes!

Liquid said...

I know what you mean! You actually MISS the characters! I Googled the book and.... shazam!
It is a MUST BUY for me!
Right up my alley!
Thanks for the post and the recommendation!

rdl said...

liquid - too bad you don't live closer, i'd lend it to you; but it's so good that you should have your own copy. enjoy!