contemporary,  Egypt,  historical fiction,  romance

REVIEW: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Title: The book of two ways
Author: Jodi Picoult
Type: Fiction
Published: 2020.
Pages: 400
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

“I once read that every story is a love story. Love of a person, a country, a way of life. Which means, of course, that all tragedies are about losing what you love.”

First of all. I love Egyptology. A lot of people minded this book to be a bit “too scientific” and “talking about Egyptian history too much too detailed”. I loved that about it. I used to dream to be an Egyptologist when I was a kid. Pyramids, pharaohs and the whole Egyptian civilization always felt special to me. And after two trips to Egypt I can say that seeing it in person left me speechless and even more in awe. Its magnificent, its impressing, and its beyond words how one culture can leave such an amazing legacy . ⠀

What I probably loved the most about this book was the authors courage to approach things that are still considered uncomfortable to so many people. How to deal with death is only one of them. How to say goodbye to your loved ones and accept death as part of life, as something normal. I also loved her questioning things most people don’t want to admit they think about. Is being content good enough for a lifetime? What would you change if you could? And would you be brave enough to fight for your choices? I felt so many emotions reading this one. Recognized so many familiar fears and doubts. And I felt for the characters, all of them. They weren’t always the most likable, their choices weren’t always the smartest ones, but they were human. And you could understand. ⠀

This book deals with a lot. Egyptology, quantum physics, life, loss, body image, marriage, family, love, responsibilities, regret and courage. You have to be prepared, cause its not a easy read. But it is so worth it. Trust me.⠀

MY GR RATING: 4.5 stars

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