Since I have plenty of time to read each day on my commute to and from work, I have been finishing books at a pace that rivals that of my college days – and I couldn’t be happier. I love nothing more than a really good book. The latest book that I finished (I have a few books going on at once) is called Where we Belong by Emily Griffin. It was the perfect transition book between summer and fall. I tend to read more chick lit in the summers, and books that are a bit more serious in the winter. I couldn’t tell you why I do this, but I do. This book was a perfect “back to school” (not that I am going back to school, but I still think of this time of year as back to school time) read. While it was fun and airy, it also had deeper undertones.
Where we Belong is a great book about a mother and the daughter she gave up at birth. The book is surprisingly light for such an emotional topic, but it does touch upon the feelings of a teenager who wonders why she doesn’t quite fit in with her loving adoptive family. She decides on her 18th birthday that her birth parents will have the answer. In her journey to find them and figure out who they are she not only learns about herself, but helps her birth parents discover who they are. Funny and poignant, this book is a quick read that will leave you happy and full of hope.