BBBC Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

As we enter into the GLORIOUS month of June, it is time for a Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) Book Review!BBBCLogo

But first, we would like to welcome another new BBBC member, Stephanie from The Wonky Brow!

During the month of May, Ashley (If You Give a Girl a Ring) chose the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.  Before joining the BBBC, I had never heard of this book or this author so I was super excited to read it.

Where'd You Go Bernadette

This particular book is about a high achieving daughter, Bee Branch; her mysterious mother, Bernadette; and her Microsoft-working father, Elgin.  Bee receives outstanding grades on her report card.  Elgin and Bernadette reward her with a family trip to Antarctica.  However, Bernadette is a long shot from being a ‘people person’.  Bernadette does not get along with her neighbors, the teachers at Bee’s private school, or even the general public.  She despises people so much that she has hired a virtual assistant – IN INDIA – to do all of her shopping, travel planning, and pretty much everything else in her life.  Bernadette is mysterious enough, when the parents of Bee’s classmates do research, they can only find two things.

After a series of events, Bernadette goes missing!

Bee then takes it upon herself to find her mother.

I will admit, I did have a difficult time getting past the first few chapters.  Once I read to a certain point, I couldn’t put my Amazon Kindle down – I even read it while soaking up some sun on the lake!

This book was a fantastic read and somewhat of an eye opener.  We are so quick to judge someone that we do not take the time to realize what a person is or was going through before encountering them.  It also teaches us the importance of our relationships with those we love.  Who knew a fun read would also teach a few life lessons?

Head on over to the other BBBC members’ blogs to see what they thought about May’s monthly pick.

Michelyn – Brains Beauty & Basketball
Heather – Love to be Busy
Ashley – If You Give a Girl a Ring
Lisa P. – Blush and Black Roads
Stephanie – The Wonky Brow

For the month of June, Heather (Love to be Busy) chose “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson.

Remember, you can always read along with us!

The Uncommon Wife.

The Beauty Blogger Book Club began in January of 2015! We currently have 6 Members with various blog content. Each month, one of the Beauty Blogger Book Club (BBBC) members chooses a book for the Club to read. At the beginning of the following month, we each write a book report/summary for our readers to enjoy and share the book for the following month! The “Club” provides all of us bloggers an opportunity to network and read books outside of our comfort zones!

QUESTION:  In July, Uncommon Wife Life will be choosing the book for the month.  What book suggestions would you like to share with the Beauty Blogger Book Club?




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