Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Showin' My Books: February 2019

It's been a super long time since I've linked up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books, so I'm going to a quick take of some of my favorites from the past month several months ... OK, YEAR.

Life According to Steph

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - I've read several Moriarty books and, while this wasn't my favorite of hers, it did not disappoint. I do have one nitpick - the "nine perfect strangers" who are all at a health spa are not completely strangers to each other. There's a married couple and a family of three in there. But anyway, I did enjoy it. Holy multiple POVs, Batman!

We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union - I used to have an Audible membership. Like most auto-subscribe things, I fell behind and realized I needed to cancel it but I had 6 credits and had to use those before I canceled. I ended up with all memoirs. One was Judy Greer's (I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star) and it was fine but not much stayed with me. Gabrielle Union's memoir felt very open and honest. She talks about some serious shit, including colorism, infertility, and her own sexual assault. There are also absolutely some lighthearted moments and I loved listening to her.

Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer - At times a tough read about a woman who has always had to bail out her sister who is a drug addict and now shows up pregnant. I gave this 5 stars on Goodreads because it made me cry and pretty much any book that can do that will get 5 stars from me.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - Fun fact: in the UK this book was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle but had to be changed for US distribution to avoid confusion with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (which is also on my TBR). This book is quite a mind fuck, but (and?) I loved it. I can't imagine what it took to write this, and it's the author's debut!

Currently reading: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

What's on your nightstand? (Strictly speaking of books; I don't care what else is there).


  1. LOLOLOL at that last comment about the nightstand. Literally. I laughed. Out loud.

    I have not read any of these books but most of them have gotten great feedback from around our little community.

  2. I read 7 1/2 Deaths last month too and loved it. So impressive for a debut. He must have had some great charts to keep everything straight. While I am generally not a memoir fan, I love Gabrielle Union and have heard great things about. Need to check it out.

  3. I am interested in 7.5 now.

    I love Gabrielle Union on Instagram. I might need to listen to books in the car during shore commutes. I'm not typically an audible person.

  4. Putting the Evelyn Hardcastle book on my list! Did they have to change the story to go from 7 to 7.5??? ha

  5. Hardcastle is now on my TBR and your blog is on my feed! I just finished Evelyn Hugo and LOVED it so I highly recommend that.

  6. I want to read the 7 1/2, sounds super interesting! ALso, glad you liked Nine Perfect Strangers, it seems it hasn't been her most loved book!


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