Standalone Sunday || 2.12.17

Good day, friends! How was everyone’s weekend? Fantabulous, I hope! I finished a book today, so I was pretty excited about that. And I had a pretty relaxing weekend… stayed home and stayed lazy. Right now, though, it’s time for another Standalone Sunday! I mean, it is Sunday after all. 🙂


Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!

37435The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina–a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

Wow, guys… just wow. This book just blew me away when I read it a couple years ago. I had no idea what I was in store for when I opened the first page, but I surely wasn’t expecting everything I got. Which was a complete and total five star read. It was so easy to sympathize with these well developed, yet flawed, diverse characters… and the history portrayed in the novel was so intense. This is a truly unforgettable classic that you must get your hands on now! I’m telling you… this book contains a little bit of everything great, including diversity, and should be read by literally everyone. Five huge, ginormous, sparkly stars from me on this one.


Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Didi @ Didi Oviatt | Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm | Beth @ Reading Every Night Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews | Sam @ One Bookish Girl | Ali @ Devouring Books and Lattes | Nicki @ The Secret Library | Susan @ Susan Loves Books | Lois & David @ Lois Reads Books | Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library | Misty @ Misty’s Book Space

Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!


About Megan @ bookslayerReads

A 25 year old mom and avid reader from Louisville, Kentucky. Loves reading just about anything, but her favorites are Historical Fiction, Fantasy, YA, and Mystery. She enjoys relaxing with good books and vanilla lattes.
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48 Responses to Standalone Sunday || 2.12.17

  1. I will have to read it at some point this year!

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  2. Great post!! I loved this book too!!

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  3. Renee says:

    This book was so talked about but I never got around to reading it. Great choice, makes me remember I still need to read this one:)

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  4. Oh nice! I actually have this one on my shelf. I picked it up for a quarter at a local thrift store and honestly forgot ❤ Now you have renewed my excitement in this little find!

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  5. This book is fantastic and I absolutely love it. Great post! 😍😍

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  6. Love this book! Didn’t they make a movie out of it, too? I’ve got to catch that one day. Thanks for the feature, lovely ❤

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  7. Love, LOVE this book! And your review was fantabulous!😁

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  8. Geronimo Reads says:

    I’m in the middle of reading this one right now! You’re definitely convincing me to hurry up and finish it already.

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  9. I have this book on my shelf, but haven’t read it yet. 😞
    My link: (@princesspaperback)


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  10. I remember they talked about this book and I was curious. I thought I had this one but I read another book (The Death of Bees) thinking it was this one. That’s something that could only happen to me :-). So this one is still on my wishlist :-)!

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  11. This is a fabulous book and is on my re-read list. Great post!

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  12. nickimags says:

    I have a copy of this but I’ve never read it, so thanks for the prompt to look for it and read it!! 🙂

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  13. Ana says:

    Thank you for your post, I need to read this… Eventually!

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  14. Britt was just telling me last night that she had to finish this book. So weird. I’ve heard so many good reviews about this one. I’ll have to add it to my TBR.

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    I have heard nothing but good things about this book I am going to have to add it to my TBR list.

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  16. This sounds like an amazing book Megan. The blurb really drew me in but the fact that you rated it so highly is really what’s convinced me I need to pick it up when I next have a chance. It sounds like there are plenty of amazing characters and a brilliant story to be told as well. This may be one classic novel I end up enjoying! 🙂

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  17. This sounds like such a good book! I think I’ve heard of it before but never really knew what it was about until your post, so thank you for sharing. ❤

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  18. This is one of those times where I’ve seen the movie but never realized it was a book. I adore the movie so much and it’s probably one of my all time favorites. I’m definitely going to have to pick up the book and read it at some point. Great pick, Megan!! 💕

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  19. I picked this book up a year or so ago and just read the first few pages and put it down, I think I just wasn’t in the mood at that time. The writing just didn’t grab me right off the bat but usually I like to read 50-100 pages, so I think I need to give this one another go.

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  20. I decided to do my own Stand Alone Sunday, if you wouldn’t mind adding me to the list 🙂

    SInead @ Less Reality More Books

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