Recent Reads

Books were some of my first friends. They remind me of snapshots of my life and capture my imagination in a million different ways. My hunger for books has never changed, but the time I have to read them has. I make it a priority to always be reading something new and here’s where you’ll find my recent reads!

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Recent Reads

Here are books I’ve read recently, with Twitter length reviews (160 characters or less, people!). Follow me on Goodreads to get my full opinion. All the links go to Amazon and if you buy the books, I get a small percentage.

As of July 28


Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng ****

The first line “Lydia is dead, but they don’t know that yet”. This is a beautifully normal book that shows the impact of family dynamics.

The Lake House – Kate Morton The Lake House****

Another gorgeous Morton novel. A legendary unsolved kidnapping from the 1930s lands in the lap of a detective on leave. Couldn’t put down!

The Night Circus – Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus *****

Imagine yourself in a dream with beautiful colors and otherworldly creations. Slightly unsettling but fascinating. This is the Night Circus.

The Wedding Dress – Rachel HauckThe Wedding Dress ****

Sweet book. Christian based but not cheesy. Story revolves around a wedding dress shared by four women across generations, or so we find out.

At Home in Mitford (Book #1) – Jan KaronAt Home in Mitford ***

The beginning of a story of a small town rector, Father Tim and his daily life revolving around his tight knit community. Relaxing read!

Me Before You – JoJo Moyes Me Before You**

Popular book but I’m not a fan. Great writing but the premise did not sit well with me. Wouldn’t recommend, though many would.

The Forgetting Time – Sharon GuskinThe forgetting time *****

Mesmerizing premise – what if reincarnation is true? What if your child had another life? A mother’s journey may lead to that conclusion…

The Royal We – Heather CocksThe Royal We ***

Like reading a chick-flick. More about dating than a royal marriage. Slightly based on William and Kate or so they say… It was ok but slow

The Paris Wife – Paula McClainThe Paris Wife ****

Hauntingly beautiful. It made me cry yet I still left the book content. The story of the tragic marriage of Ernest Hemingway and his wife.

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) – Robert Galbraith The Cuckoo's Calling****

JK Rowling’s pseudonym. Great ending but the book itself was tedious (pages of questioning from the detective). Probably won’t read series.

Leaving Time – Jodi PiccoultLeaving Time **

Never read Jodi before but I was not a fan of this book. It had a cop-out ending and was odd throughout. A girl’s search for her mother.