Book 5: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

For the 5th book of the year, my goal was to read a book that was published by Penguin publishing. Many of the other readers took the liberty to say that it could also be a Random House book, because the company is now called Penguin Random House since the two companies merged. It’s like saying anything released by Fox is now a Disney property.

I went in the true sense of the prompt and found a book on the GoodReads message group that helps with prompts. Secret Life of Bees was published by Penguin in 2001. When I found the book on the GoodReads board, I took to this immediately because I already knew about this from the movie. While I may not remember the movie, I could totally tell you the cover art of the video release.

I had a little bit of a rough start with it, not really feeling it. Maybe that was because I did not have a connection to the story or the author; it was just a book filling a prompt. A short book at 300 pages, it took me 3 days to finish it. 2 evenings and a full day off (Sunday).

In the end, I enjoyed the book and cried at the end. It did help that I pictured Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning during this entire read. Good job!

STARTED: January 15, 2021
FINISHED: January 17, 2021

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