Having just recently rediscovered my love of reading, I’ve set myself a goal of reading at least one book per month throughout 2016.
On the first Wednesday of each month I’m going to share one or more books here on my blog for ‘Book of the Month’.
I’ve invited my blog readers to join me in sharing their own reviews of books they’ve read this past month.
Just post a comment below telling us the title of your book and what you thought of it.
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I read quite a few books throughout January, but one of them was quite different to the others.
The Leah Remini book wasn’t one I chose for myself and with no preconceptions about the book, I launched into it with a completely open mind.
Of course, I knew Leah Remini from her hit TV show King of Queens. I feel a fondness for this TV sitcom because it first aired in Australia in 1998 in the 2am timeslot… which just so happened to be when my baby girl woke for a night feed. I was already hooked before this sitcom even made it to prime time.
Leah’s book Troublemaker kind of hits your right in the face from page one, but it comes across as a frank and brutally honest recollection of her life in and out of Scientology.
I have to admit, I knew very little about Scientology before reading this book. Sure I’d heard the occasional press reports and news stories over the years, but I’m fairly opened minded when it comes to religion and feel everyone has the right to choose whatever faith they feel comfortable with.
I suspected early on that this was just going to be a book that dished on Leah’s split with Scientology, but it was so much more than that. It is Leah’s memoir, so naturally as a practicing Scientologist for 30 years she is going to talk a lot about her faith. The book actually outlined in great detail the practices of this religion, what was required of its members and the controversies that plagued it.
Leah Remini tells it exactly how it is… completely!! She is funny, brash, bold and straight to the point. Her honesty is refreshing, but there were times I wanted to scream at her, hug her, slap her and cry with her. It was a rollercoaster of emotion, but one that kept me turning the pages to the very end.
I’m not going to give my opinion on Scientology, but I will say that I came away from this book feeling that I know a whole lot more about this religion… even if it is just from one persons perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and applaud Leah Remini for living her life so honestly… even when it came at a cost for her and her extended family.
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I look forward to hearing your book recommendations and welcome all kinds of genres… so don’t be shy!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne