I didn’t end up reading as much as I thought I would last month – I got off to a great start with a really great book, and then kind of stalled out a bit with the second.
And then I got wrapped up in a design plan (I’ve been revisiting the office re-do) and when that happens I can concentrate on nothing else – it consumes my mind and makes me just a little bit crazy – but a good kind of crazy, so it’s ok.
Now I’m so excited to get started, because I really think I like where it’s headed. Finally! 🙂
So here’s what I read in July…
Kidnapped and held in a remote cabin in the Minnesota woods, Mia can’t understand why the charming stranger she met over drinks has brought her there, or what exactly it is he wants from her. The twists and turns were plentiful in this book and I loved how my perspective on everything and everyone changed as the story progressed.
If I had a nickel for every time a book claimed to be the next Gone Girl, well, let’s just say I could quit my day job and blog with you fine friends every day instead. Just about every suspense/thriller published these days is compared to Gone Girl (which I thought was fabulous and one of a kind, myself. Did you read it? What did you think?), but The Good Girl was the first one I felt deserving of the comparison. It was such a great book!
My recommendation: Read it.
Quinn’s best friend and roommate, Esther, is missing – vanished without a trace in the middle of the night. Trying to figure out what happened to Esther, she discovers things that make her question if she ever really knew her friend at all.
Alex is working at the local diner in his small town, when a mysterious girl he has never seen before walks in. Intrigued and infatuated, he starts following her around town – but what secrets is she hiding? And is it safe for Alex to try and get close to her?
For as much as I loved Pretty Baby and The Good Girl, I did not enjoy this one at all. I struggled to get into the story and it all just felt a little off to me. The story itself was intriguing, I just didn’t care for the way it was told or the characters it was told through. Up until maybe the last thirty pages, I had to force myself to read it.
My recommendation: Skip it.
After You by Jojo Moyes
I finally started this one! I’m not very far into yet, but I can already tell I’m going to like it – it picks right back up where Me Before You left off and doesn’t skip a beat.
This one was listed in a “Top 10” list of a publication a friend of mine picked up at her local library. It grabbed my attention right away and looks very intriguing. I think it will be a few weeks before it is released, but I’m looking forward to adding this one to my shelf.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Have you read anything lately you think I would enjoy?