Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

I loved everything about this book! I now understand the term book crack! This book was utterly addicting. I am so glad that it came recommended to me and that I had a chance to read it. I honestly could not stop reading, and when I had to take breaks I found myself talking about it and trying to predict the outcome. By far, this has been one of my favorite reads of the summer and possibly one of my favorite reads of 2016! Yes, it was that good! Highly addictive!  Just read it!

Read from July 28 to August 6, 2016

5 bright and shiny stars

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Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

This is one great book!  A quick, captivating read.  I am obsessed with abduction stories, but this one is by far one of the most emotionally disturbing book I have read this year.  Fast paced and surprisingly intense.  Highly Recommend.

Read from July 23 to 28, 2016

5 bright and shiny stars

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

 

I was so excited about this book. I thought this was going to be one of my favorite books of the year. Sadly, I was slightly disappointed. I loved parts of this book – mostly the beginning and end (definitely, the end! The last few chapters were awesome!) – even a few random chapters in between were good. My problem was with the chapters that just seemed to drag.

Read from June 28 to July 1, 2016

4 bright and shiny stars

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

I really enjoyed The Wolf Road. It is a totally captivating and beautifully written story that is simply difficult to put down. Elka is such a strong, scrappy character. Beth Lewis does an amazing job of placing you inside her fearless head. This book is just wonderful. It is fast paced and full of twists and turns – a true rollercoaster ride of a book.

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

 

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