Reading roundup 15/01/20

Well, I have only finished one book this week. My concentration issues have been pretty bad and I have also had problems with memory. My review will explain why.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The book was Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. Here is the blurb:

All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn’t touch her?

All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?

All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

This is my review as written on Goodreads:

Three WomenThree Women by Lisa Taddeo
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is another of those love, indifference, or hate books! I didn’t hate it, in fact some parts were quite interesting or entertaining, but my overall impression was definitely “meh”. I cannot really see the point of the book. It is supposed to be non-fiction, but the way that the three women’s lives were interleaved, felt much more fictional in tone – with cliff hangers and some sensationalism. It was all too sad and grey, with very little to make me feel that I could care about the women.

I also found it hard to keep each woman on track in my mind. The chopping and changing between the three became confusing. It was rather unnecessary because there was no link between them. But, some people love the book, so maybe my verdict is unfair?

View all my reviews

I urge you to read the wide range of reviews of the book on Goodreads and on other sites. It is highly rated by many people. Others feel similar to me. So, please don’t be put off if you have the book on your “to read” list.

Oh! I do need to find a great read on our library’s ebook site. There’s no chance of me managing a print book yet, so I am stuck for the time being. Never mind, onwards and upwards!

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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