So I did a book report at the beginning of the month...but then I read five books. And I'm not sure what it was but this was a REALLY good reading month. I couldn't put these down. More than twice I skipped post Ellerie bedtime TV watching to just sit on the couch and read.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart / okay, this was the slight fail of the bunch. I wrote down the books as I finished this month so I wouldn't forget and without that list I would have for sure forgot this one. It was Young Adult which I never really connect with but somehow still find myself reading (I should do a better job vetting books that I add to my library queue). It wasn't BAD at all, just (for me!) not something I would recommend over and over.
The Likeness by Tana French / I really enjoyed this. It's a murder mystery with a twist... woman turns up dead and happens to look just like a local detective who used to work under cover. There are no leads in the murder and so they pretend the victim didn't die and the detective pretends to be her to gain insight into the life of the victim before she was killed. Far fetched? Absolutely. Interesting? For sure. Couldn't put it down.
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes / again, another win. This is a thriller in the truest sense. It starts out a little crazy but settles into a great groove. My only issue is I spent the first half of the book confused on what was "real time" and what was flashback. Even now, I am not sure how long after 9/11 the book was supposed to take place (relevant because the events of 9/11 play a role). But it was interesting and horrifying (I spent a lot of time telling Paul how we are going to be attacked next) and a crazy page-turner (like the kind where you're scanning the right page while you're reading the left page).
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty / this was my third book by this author and it proved just as interesting as her others. I love the links she creates between her characters. I think if I was picking favorites, I would stick this below Big Little Lies, but still, it's a fun (not sure if that's the right word, but it's what comes to mind) and quick read about a heavy topic. Just what I needed after the intensity of I am Pilgram.
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan / this is a memoir about the important mother/daughter relationship and of course it hit all the right notes for me as both a daughter and a mother to a little girl. All the feelings with this one. Unlike most memoirs that tend to read more like short stories, this one tells one full story of her experience nannying for a family that had recently lost their mother to cancer. Quick read, good read. Recommend for mothers OR daughters (so basically, everyone who reads this blog.)
I am almost done with Reconstructing Amelia and then I have a long books on my list to take to Hawaii. What are you reading? Have you read any of the five I mentioned? Thoughts?