Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Showin' My Books - April

Hey y'all, it's been a while. Time to link up and talk about books I've read lately AND find more books to add to my list.

Life According to Steph

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (audio) - Although this is predictable and I had a hard time believing that the main character was THAT clueless about technology, it was still a fun book and I really enjoyed it.

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (ebook) - There are other Moriarty books I like better, and this one took forEVer to reveal what happened "the day of the barbecue," but ultimately once I got to the end I found the characters staying with me.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (audio) - I was drawn to this after listening to a podcast about audiobooks. I don't know if I would have liked this had I read it in a traditional way, but I loved the reader and her different voices. There are two more and I don't know that I'll read them, but I liked this one.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (audio) - This book starts out like it might be a romance of sorts, shifts to a psychological thriller and then takes a turn that is crazy! I think people will either love the twist or hate it, but I loved it.

The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele (ebook) - Don't be fooled by my 3 star rating on Goodreads; I liked this book but it did take me a while to finish it. Still, it was a good mystery that I didn't figure out before the reveal and I liked the female detective. There's a second book and I'll probably read it.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco (audio, read by the author) - Mastromonaco started working for Obama when he was a US Senator and eventually worked her way to being Deputy Chief of Staff. It's a quick, easy read (even on audio) and I enjoyed getting some behind-the-scenes info. It was kind of annoying that she jumped around chronologically and she used a lot of nicknames that the audiobook didn't allow me to go back and figure out who the real people were, but for a non-fiction book, I liked it.


My Favorite Husband by Pam McCutcheon - When I get my BookBub emails I often download some fluffy chick lit since it's free (or maybe 99 cents). That's how I got this one, but I just couldn't. It was too ridiculous.

What are you reading?

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  1. Oh, the White House book sounds interesting...but I can't stand when NF books jump around chronologically :-/

  2. I loved Behind Her Eyes and I loved the twist because it was so unexpected and yet when I went back and reread - the hints were there. :D I have not read Crazy Rich Asians but feel like I should.

  3. I think I have The Forgotten Girls on my NetGalley list. I need to read it soon! :)

  4. Yay BookBub!

    I loved the twist in Behind Her Eyes.

    I really like the characters in the Forgotten Girls series.

    I couldn't read Crazy Rich Asians in book form.

  5. Truly Madly Guilty dragged on and on and on. It wasn't a terrible book but not too great, either.

  6. Thanks for sharing! I haven't read any of these but I'm curious about Behind Her Eyes!


  7. I loved Behind Her Eyes. The Knockoff was good enough but a bit over the top.

  8. Crazy Rich Asians has been on my list forever. I need to read it before the movie comes out. Behind Her Etes is on my nightstand right now! I basically felt the same way about Mastromonaco's book.


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