07/05/2015

The Book Mouse Suggests: Watermelon






Watermelon 
Marian Keyes
1995
Fiction
Walsh Family Novel #1


Claire Walsh is a 29 year old fun loving, caring natured woman, who has just given birth to her first baby, when her supposedly loving husband James leaves her on the day she gives birth, Claire in an over emotional state, flys back to Ireland to live with her family in Dublin, where she is left to look after her daughter as a newly single mother and live with a body she now despises. Things start to get better over time, and when James crawls back into her life, he's welcomed by a bit of a surprise.


I have never been so attached to a book, that putting this book down became quite a challenge for me, I really felt connected to Claire, and every emotion she was going through, (may have been me supporting the woman's side of things) and also sort of jealous, even though the book starts off what may seem sad and shocking, it turns into such a roller-coaster of going on's. I rather enjoyed the way Marian Keyes wrote it like Claire was talking to us the audience, and in a funny chatty style, but I will be honest if you're looking for a quick read this probably wouldn't be the book for you, as Claire likes to go off subject just a wee bit.


I did get a bit put off by some of these ramblings just as I would of liked her to of gotten to the point, but most were pleasantly quite funny, and it made the story really feel like real life, not that you were watching Claire, but like you could of been her.

I had never read any of Marian Keyes novels before this and I have to say from reading this I really would love to read more of her work, I would say the book definitely is aimed for a female audience (not saying men can't read it to) as some subjects are mentioned that men probably wouldn't be too interested to hear about (cough, lady things, cough).

Only problem I had was with James, I really could not see Claire being with a man like that in the first place, and I was actually quite disappointed by him when his character get's properly introduced.


 I really did enjoy this book, there are mixed reviews and I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so I would say give this book a try and make your own opinion on it.

I give this book a 3.5 out 5.


You can find other reviews:Here.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it?
And do you like the sound of this book if not?







46 comments:

  1. This sounds like something I'd enjoy! I love books where the main character seems to be talking to you!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. It was a good read, and so funny :) Give it a go it's worth it!

      Meme xx

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  2. Great post
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  3. I have never read it before, though I am trying to push myself into reading more x

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    1. You'll get there, just maybe wait till the right book tickles your fancy :)

      Meme xx

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  4. The book sounds alright but the name Watermelon sounds interesting :P

    Neal Kind
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    1. Haha it was named that because Claire makes fun of herself when she is pregnant, calling herself a watermelon.

      Meme xx

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  5. I really love your style. It's awesome. Now I don't want to miss any news from you. I'm definitely your reader. And, of course, it will be cool `if you read my blog as well! http://whyshy.me/en/

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    1. Thanks Hun, that was such a lovely comment to read <3

      Meme xx

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  6. Thanks for the recommendation - I haven't tried anything by Marian Keyes yet but am adding this to my list - it sounds quite light which I need every so often to break up the heavier books that I get stuck into! x
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    1. Yes it is light, and it won't take you long to finish, I loved it but as I said you either will or you won't.
      Thanks for commenting <3

      Meme xx

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  7. This books sounds good! I have such a big list of books to read this summer, since I don't have time to read now!
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    1. Haha I find it hard to make time too, I listen to a lot of audiobooks! They're great, thanks for commenting lovely <3

      Meme xx

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  8. This book sounds great and she has my name! So.... I'm sold!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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    1. Haha perfect, really have won you over with this one! I hope you like it Claire <3

      Meme xx

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  9. Yes, it's a hair product. Serves to make several hairstyles hair laid down for some time. :D

    This posts made me feel like reading. I love reading and I think is one of the best things you can do. :D

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    1. Haha that sounds wonderful :) Oh yes reading is the best hobby you can have, and I have a big collection of books! I'm addicted to them <3

      Meme xx

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  10. Great post, you have a very nice blog! :D

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    1. Thanks so much and I would love to visit your blog <3

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  11. Wow sounds like an intense but good read. Thanks for the share!

    RedLip&Love

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    1. It's a great read, you can tell its fiction as it can be very over dramatic but it's funny and puts a smile your face :)

      Meme xx

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  12. Lovely! Have a nice friday sweetie!

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  13. I have been looking for new books to read. This book sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing ♥ :)
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    1. Thanks hun, glad it's grabbed your interest!

      Meme xx

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  14. Wow the description makes me want to read more of it!
    Thanks for suggesting this book - saving it for faves and need to find a time to read it!

    Tanya
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    1. No problem Tanya, hope you like it if you do read <3

      Meme xx

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  15. I'm definitely gona read this :)

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    1. And I hope you like it sweetie <3

      Meme xx

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  16. Nice post dear!
    sounds like an interesting book, but i only read medical books. lol
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    1. Haha well keep tuned and I may have a review on one of those for you ;)

      Meme xx

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  17. I'm so glad I read this hun, I've had a real problem with getting into books lately, nothing is holding my interest.. but this sounds like a great read! :)

    Elle
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    1. I go through phases like that myself Elle, but I hope this one breaks you out of it! Nothing then a bit of Irish humour!

      Meme xx

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  18. Great review and a timely reminder to me to crack a book. Life's been on "fast forward" as of late. Truly, I need to curl up with a good book! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes you can't go wrong with a good book! Hope you get back into reading Tina, have a great week <3

      Meme xx

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  20. Thank goodness its fiction
    Sounds too emotional to cope with Xxx

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    1. Tell me about it Winnie, it is full of emotions I will tell you that! But I loved it and it perked me up on the bad days!

      Meme xx

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  21. I love it when you can really connect to the character! great review, when people ask me about books I'm so bad at giving reviews even though I love to read a lot!

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  24. sounds really great book. i love to read books.
    I will trying to find this book. thank you for sharing.
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  25. I haven't heard about it, but after reading your review I think that it would be great to read it on the summer ;)

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