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.
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.
DID NOT FINISH
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?
Oh, the White House book sounds interesting...but I can't stand when NF books jump around chronologically :-/ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I think I have The Forgotten Girls on my NetGalley list. I need to read it soon! :)ReplyDelete
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.
Truly Madly Guilty dragged on and on and on. It wasn't a terrible book but not too great, either.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing! I haven't read any of these but I'm curious about Behind Her Eyes!ReplyDelete
I loved Behind Her Eyes. The Knockoff was good enough but a bit over the top.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete