Another month has flown by! As the weather turns colder, I definitely love to curl up in bed under my covers and read a good book. Last month I read some more really good books! Here they are:
My Husband’s Wife
The story of a young, newly married couple, Lily & Ed. Lily is a lawyer, and becomes very involved with a murder case and her new client. Their 9-year-old neighbor, Carla, begins spending more and more time with Lily & Ed but she has secrets of her own. When Carla shows up on Lily’s doorstep 16 years later, she sets into motion a chain of events. Ultimately, I thought this book was entertaining but the ending was disappointing. There was so much build up that I thought something more was going to happen than did.
Don’t You Cry
In downtown Chicago, a girl’s roommate goes missing from their apartment. Quinn doesn’t report it at first, thinking her roommate Esther will come back at some point. But then she begins to dig deeper into Esther’s life and realizes something may be wrong. Meanwhile, in a small town outside of Chicago, a mysterious girl appears in a coffee shop where 18-year-old Alex works. Alex becomes fascinated with this girl until he begins to discover what she’s really capable of. Overall, this was a good read. The story plot kept me guessing and there was a good twist at the end.
Every Last Lie
From the author of The Good Girl and Don’t You Cry, the story of a man who is killed in a car accident with his 4 year old daughter in the back seat. It is pronounced an accident, that he was simply driving too fast. But when the little girl starts having nightmares about a bad man chasing them, the girl’s mother begins to dig deeper into what really happened. She finds out her husband was keeping secrets from her and that it may not have been an accident after all. I thought this book was very good and kept me interested… until the end. I thought the ending was subpar and anti-climatic after all the buildup. Of her 3 books I’ve read, I would say The Good Girl is still the best.
Year of Yes
Shonda Rhimes is my new spirit animal. OMG how I could relate to this book. She describes herself before her “Year of Yes” as feeling joyless – isolated and withdrawing from the outside world because it was easier and more comfortable to say no and just work and/or stay home. But when her sister made the comment, “you never say yes to anything,” it got Shonda thinking and she decided to make a commitment to saying yes more often. This led to doing things outside of her comfort zone such as giving a graduation commencement speech (she hates public speaking) and going on the Jimmy Kimmel show (she hates being on TV) and more. While many of the things she did were scary and caused her fear and anxiety, ultimately she loved her “Year of Yes” so much that she decided to continue after her year was over. I loved this book and feel like I could use a little more “yes” in my life. I made a list of things I’ve been wanting/meaning to try and am determined to give them a go!
The Wisdom of Sundays
Oprah’s new book! A collection of stories and quotes from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday interview sessions. Broken up into 10 chapters, there are insights on topics from mindfulness and intention to forgiveness and spirituality. This was a quick and easy read and overall I enjoyed it. It definitely made me want to watch some of her Super Soul Sunday sessions!
The Kept Woman
Will Trent, an agent at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is brought in on a murder case involving a dead former police officer. The Medical Examiner, Sara (also Will’s girlfriend), determines the blood at the crime scene is from another person – a woman. And the crime scene is in a building owned by a famous athlete that Will has already tried to convict, unsuccessfully. As the story unfolds, from multiple viewpoints, we get a glimpse into the lives of the characters and all the ways they are linked. This was a gripping suspense novel that kept me guessing the whole time. I would definitely recommend this book and I am going to go request some of her other books from the library now.
Have you read any good books lately? Leave a comment below!