Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book Review: The Hearts of Men

One of the first things that I did after moving to Stillwater was get a library card. I looooove the local library. I feel like I could spend hours wandering the aisles and trying to pick out books. The library in Stillwater only checks out books for 2 weeks at a time, so I have to be a little picky.

I chose to read The Hearts of Men after it was on a recommended shelf and because it was pretty different from what I usually read (books written about women by women). It did not disappoint!

You guys... I cried so hard last night when I finished this book. It's so good. It's not really an easy read, and some of the subject matter is pretty difficult to digest. 
I also surprisingly found myself in a lot of different aspects of the characters, especially Nelson. As someone who's always kind of sat on the "outside looking in" so to speak, it was refreshing to read a book from that perspective instead of the ~popular kid~.
If you're looking to break up your normal reading routine, I would definitely recommend this novel!
Here's the synopsis from the Harper Collin's website:
"Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.
Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery.
The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality—and redemption."
Any recommendations on what I should read next?


  1. This sounds really interesting! I’ve been reading a lot of books outside of my normal genre this year and I have loved switching things up. It’s made reading FUN again! I can check out eBooks with my library card which makes life so much easier!

  2. I remember spending SO MUCH time in the library when I was in Highschool and I read so many amazing books -- your review makes me miss that feeling of coming upon a good book just because you're browsing.

  3. This sounds very interesting I should check it out.

  4. This sounds like such a good read! I definitely need to check it out!

    The Blush Blonde

  5. I'm always on the lookout for a book and since this seems like a tearjerkers, I'm so intrigued! It sounds right up my alley and I'm going to go check this out! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  6. This sounds like such an interesting read!

  7. This book sounds SO worth reading! Thanks for sharing your review!

  8. This sounds like such an amazing book. Adding it to my list. I've been wanting to get a library card for some time now. I think I'm going to get one soon. I really miss looking for books and just the presence of a public library. :)

  9. Soundsl ike an interesting read! I may need to check it out!

  10. That sounds like such an interesting read with so many twist and turns! I bet it kept you on your toes!

  11. Sounds like an interesting read! I'll have to check it out!

  12. I've never heard of this book, but it looks so good!
    Tori || Victori Media

  13. Wow, this book sounds intense, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'll have to check it out. :)


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