Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I have had Me Before You on my bookshelf for a quite a while now – just waiting for the prefect time to read. With the movie in theaters, I decided I needed to push this one up to the top of my reading pile.  Yes, this is a love story, but it proved to be so much more.  I loved Lou’s progression – her passion – her journey to self-discovery.  There were several parts that I found hilarious – laugh out loud, not even caring, hysterical!  Even though, I found the ending predictable, the story was delivered in such a beautiful manner that I didn’t even care.  Such a wonderful story!  I cannot wait to read After You!

Read from June 18 to 25, 2016

4.5 bright and shiny stars

My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Conner

Wow! I really enjoyed My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor.  This was one rollercoaster ride of a book!  A true delight of a psychological thriller! I was instantly hooked and maybe even talked back to my kindle a time or two throughout.  When I finished the book, I just sat there dumbfounded trying to digest what I had just read. When my boyfriend repeatedly asked what are you thinking, I tried to explain the story but  couldn’t do it justice.  So many thoughts just running wild through my head!  So many pieces that fit together to make the whole picture perfect. I know when I spoke I just sounded like a blubbering idiot.  Yes, this one left me speechless – what I was able to voice was incoherent babble!  With that being said, My Husband’s Son is an amazing book!  Way to go Deborah O’Connor for lingering in my head long after the story ended!

Read from June 12 to 18, 2016

4.5 bright and shiny stars

 

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem with Forever was AMAZING. A perfect summer read.  What a truly tragic and beautiful journey!  Full of emotion!  I loved Mallory’s character from the beginning to end – a true testimony of strength.  This is one of my favorite books this year!  Loved it!  Jennifer L. Armentrout, this book was a true delight!

Read from June 14 to 16, 2016

5 bright and shiny stars

The Other Widow by Susan Crawford

The Other Widow is bursting with twists and turns from the very beginning. This book is full of complex and unfaithful characters that happen to be intertwined by the tragic death of Joe.  The story is told from the perspectives of Joe’s wife – Karen, mistress – Dorrie, and insurance investigator – Maggie.  Susan Crawford does an amazing job of keeping you guessing to the end!  Well done!

Read from June 7 to 14, 2016

4 bright and shiny stars

Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Try Not to Breathe is well paced and overall a good read. I was a little wary of another story with an alcoholic as a main character, but fortunately, Holly Seddon developed Alex’s character to be likeable. Unfortunately, this was not one of my favorite books – but this could just be me and/or the quality of books that I have been privy to before picking this one up.

Read 5/31/16-6/2/16

3.5 bright and shiny stars

Since She Went Away by David Bell

I am a huge David Bell fan.  I accidently stumbled across Cemetery Girl in the library a few years back while looking for a specific book, and in the place where that book belonged was one by David Bell – an author I had never heard of.  I was instantly drawn to its cover, read the back, and ended up borrowing it – forgetting the book I intended to borrow completely.  I went home and devoured it. I loved it, raved about it, looked up his other books, and have been hooked on his books ever since.  Since She Went Away was no different.  I stayed up late and woke up early to get a few extra chapters in.   A perfect summer read!  I have since bought two copies to push on friends.  It is that good!

Somebody I Used to Know is also a great book by David Bell – definitely, one of my favorite 2015 reads.  My suggestion to you is to buy both and binge on some David Bell – you will not be sorry!  Highly recommend!

Read 5/26/16-5/28/16

4.5 bright and shiny stars

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens is an incredible story teller and one of my favorite authors.  I picked up Still Missing several years ago and still find myself raving about it.  I have since come to learn that her books will not disappoint, and Those Girls definitely falls into that category. She has a way of luring you in and not allowing you put the book down until you complete it – you just have to know what happens next – yes, it is almost mesmerizing and definitely that addicting!  A fantastic read!  I absolutely loved it!  Highly recommend.

Read 5/22/16-5/26/16

5 bright and shiny stars

Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight demonstrates such a fantastic writing style in Where They Found Her.  I will warn you – you will have to pay attention, maybe even make a mental flow chart of characters as you read, as there are a lot of uniquely intertwined characters.  Overall, this book proved to be a definite page turner, full of small town secrets. I loved it!

Read 5/17/16-5/22/16

4.5 bright and shiny stars

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is well-written, witty, and entertaining. It is very thought provoking and full of emotion, which makes it a book to be savored.  You would be doing this international bestseller injustice if you tried to devour it in one sitting.  It is a character driven read full of emotion.  A true beauty of a book, and definitely a delightful read.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a honest review.

4 bright and shiny stars