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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Recent Reads

Here are a few books I've read lately and some brief thoughts on them. No spoilers!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

You have probably at least heard about this book by now since they are making a movie. It is about a young couple in a bit of an odd relationship where the clever wife disappears on their 5th wedding anniversary. Police and media surround the investigation and blood scene in their home in a small Missouri town and the husband is pretty quickly the main suspect. He definitely isn't a star husband and isn't doing anything to help his situation but could he have killed his wife?

Uncharted by Tracey Garvis Graves

I've talked about On The Island before so when a novella came out that crosses that story, I couldn't wait to read it. And it didn't disappoint! I read it all in one sitting. It's only $2.99 and only comes in Kindle version but you can get Kindle for PC and read it on your laptop if you don't have a Kindle. Of course, if you haven't read On The Island yet, read that first.

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

I've liked all the Sophie Kinsella books I've read because they are light and funny read. This one was good but not as good as I've Got Your Number... still worth reading if you like her novels. A woman wakes up in a hospital after an accident and has the perfect life but she remembers nothing from the past 3 years. She is not sure she likes the person she has become and has to try to piece things back together to try to remember anything she can.

Barefoot by Ellen Hilderbrand

This book had a decent number of reviews but it was just okay IMO. It is about three women who go on a summer vacation together (along with 2 kids) to Nantucket all escaping different issues from failed marriage to being fired from a job due to a scandal to needing cancer treatment and trying to still care for her two kids. The bright part of the novel was the college student who they hire to babysit who is intrigued by their stories, etc. Of course there were nice parts of them supporting each other and such but it was just a bit of a downer of a read for a summer read. It has 4 stars so there are definitely people that liked this one, it just wasn't a favorite of mine.

Read anything worth recommending lately? I'm currently reading Maze Runner and liking it a lot so far. Here are some other recent reads and the funniest book I've ever read.

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