Book Club › Book of the Month › 2019 BOTM Selection › Feb BOTM: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
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February 1, 2019 at 8:33 am #5746MaryroseKeymaster@maryrose-seracgmail-com
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?February 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm #5758GWTW1939Participant@gwtw1939
Done. I thought the book was a very fast read, so I got through it pretty quick. Can’t say I hated it, can’t say I loved it.
I liked Quinn and Graham for the most part, so that was nice that the 2 main characters weren’t annoying me through the whole book haha! I thought the beginning of their relationship, the meeting and courtship in the past was fun to read about.
Once the time jumped to the present, and we had to read endless pages about the obsession with getting pregnant. Yeah, the book lost me there. It’s not that I don’t respect that issue or viewpoint, because I definitely do. I just don’t want to read about it for endless pages when I’m reading for pleasure. Like, I’d be reading about their past and was like “yay, fun.” And then the time would move forward, and I’m like “Debbie downer time.”
The end had a few good points. I liked how the fortunes turned up again. And I like how Quinn & Graham brought their natural humor to the situation they ended up in. I have a friend who does not want kids, and we joke with her all the time & she has the best sense of humor about it. It reminded me of that. But, OMG, there was too much cheese oozing at the end for me. The letters in the box. Barf. Booooring. And adopting a dog at the end. Ugh! Glad it ended right after that!February 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm #5777MaryroseKeymaster@maryrose-seracgmail-com
I liked it okay.
I think the back and forth between their early years to their later struggles was done effectively. It’s easy to live through a marriage in the good times and those good times see you through the rough ones. I enjoyed their courtship and early marriage best.
Their struggles with infertility basically mirrored our own story so I definitely sympathized with that. 3 years, 36 months of “failing” and crying…it takes a toll on a woman. That part of her story got to me emotionally. I’m ‘glad’ (I say that loosely) that she ended up with hysterectomy….I don’t know if she could have conveyed where she was emotionally to him if she had to keep on hoping. I like that they got their happy ended — as cheesy as it was. I would have gotten a puppy too. lol
I really like the concept of the box of letters. It’s not easy to remember where you were when things are dark. And I thought it was nice that he was able to communicate to her in real time (kind of).
Overall I liked it. The latter part of the story was too poetic for me but the idea was good. I know a handful of sensitive men but even they don’t speak so poetically. 🙂February 22, 2019 at 5:32 am #5782AbsParticipant@abs
I wanted to like it more. I’ve read several of Colleen Hoover’s books years ago. I loved Slammed, Hopeless and Maybe Someday. All Your Perfects didn’t take me in as the other three. That being said, I’m a much different reader now. More critical. The present storyline was a lot of sadness, which I can understand, and zero communication, which was frustrating. I mean they didn’t talk about anything. I can only imagine how hard it is continuously try to get pregnant and fail. Look, I’ve spent the last 3-4 years having mixed emotions when I hear friends and family getting pregnant. I always saw motherhood in my future. At 38, I’m coming to terms with that most likely not happening. The topic is important, but it didn’t move me as much as it should have. And the quick wrap up and cheese at the end…🙄.February 22, 2019 at 5:33 am #5783AbsParticipant@abs
Mary, have any idea what March’s book is going to be?March 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm #5820Anonymous
I tried to like this one. And it’s not that I hated it. Just that I didn’t like most of it. I should have known I was going to have issues when I skimmed through the reviews on Goodreads..the ones that were all sobbing and “I went through a whole box of tissues” and “it was soul crushing” (sometimes I wonder what these people read regularly, because very few books such large amounts of verbiage drama).
The beginning was okay and I liked the off the wall meet cute for Quinn and Graham. For the most part, I liked the scenes that took place in the past. At least until they got tedious. But then, in the present, whiny, needed to talk to a doctor about her depression, Quinn showed up and I started to struggle with wanting to continue reading. It felt like the author wanted to pile the suffering on – why just tackle the issue of infertility, when you can add in everything else from infidelity to problematic supporting characters. After all why write drama when you can write DRAMA. rme. All of that suffering went on until the last 30 pages where suddenly there were glittery rainbows covered in oozing cheesiness, complete with a puppy and big shiny bow on top.
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