Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Books (May 2018)

Happy Tuesday! It's one of my favorite days of the month because I love sharing what I have been reading and then linking up and finding more books to read! :) I had a GREAT reading month. I loved every single book! So here we go....

My May reading started off with a bang! This was a book recommendation from this link up a few months ago, and I really enjoyed it. It was my first book by Alafair Burke (I have read books that she co-wrote with Mary Higgins Clark), and I can't wait to read more. This book is about a woman with a tragic past who marries a man and rebuilds her life in NYC. Her husband, a well-known author and professor, is accused of sexual harassment and rape by two different woman, and then one of the women goes missing.  So his wife is torn with defending her husband and trying to hide her past from getting out. This was an easy and really good read! There were some twists I didn't see coming :)

This book is about a woman who meets a man on vacation, marries him 3 weeks later, and then moves to his farm in Louisiana. Once there, she begins to find out his previous wife disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and she also starts learning about his tragic family history.  While this is going on, she also hears rumors about other woman in the area who have gone missing. This book was really good, and I really liked it! I was legit scared at some parts, and this book kept me guessing the entire time. I suspected just about everyone and just when I thought I had it figured out there were more twists.

Ok this book was awesome and for sure one of my favorite books this year! I wasn't even half way through it when I started recommending it to my friends. Rachel Hollis, a lifestyle blogger, writes this book and uses each chapter to discuss a lie she has at some point believed about herself. I would say that most (if not all of these) are lies that a lot of women struggle (or have struggled) with. I LOVED this book because she is hilarious, honest, and she talks about some awkward stuff, but I found it all so refreshing and encouraging to read. I also loved that she ended each chapter with some things she has done to get over that particular lie.

This was my first Sally Hepworth book, and it did not disappoint. This sweet read is about four women in the same neighborhood who are all struggling in their personal lives. A new woman moves into the neighborhood and seems a little mysterious. It becomes clear that this woman is up to something and secrets start coming out. This book kept me guessing and had a few twists that I didn't even see coming. I really liked all the characters (the chapters alternated between them) and couldn't put this one down. I will definitely be adding other books by this author to my list!

I finished off the month with this sweet little read. This book is a collection of stories from Maria Goff-her life growing up and navigating her family life. I found it interesting, encouraging, and I took a lot away from it! 

That's it for this month! I set a goal to read 18 books this summer so back to reading :)

Linking up with Steph and Jana for Show Us Your Books!

21 comments:

  1. Ooh good luck reading 18 books this summer. The Wife and The First Wife both sound awesome. I do appreciate a good mystery.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Oh definitely look into them! I love a good mystery too!! :)

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  2. i quite liked the fiction trilogy by rachel hollis, and she seems like a nice lady but i'm not sure if her newest is my jam. i don't know. i keep hearing good things!

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    1. I've never read any of her other stuff so maybe I will have to look into it?!

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  3. I think I have The Family Next Door on my bookshelf.

    Loved The Wife.

    The First Wife sounds like something I'd enjoy!

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  4. The Wife and The First Wife both sound really good. I'm adding them to my TBR List!

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  5. Actually all these books sound really good to me, especially The Wife and the First Wife. Adding them to my TBR!

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  6. Hi Erin! These all look like awesome suggestions! I have Girl, Wash Your Face on request from the library, but it'll be a while. Adding the rest to my TBR list. Thanks for such great recommendations!

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    1. Hi Rebecca! That's how it was for me too so I had to wait awhile to actually read it :(

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  7. I feel like we totally have the same taste in books! I read Girl Wash Your Face this month too and absolutely adored it! Definitely in my top for the year! I also just read The Wife Between Us for my thriller pick and thought it was a pretty good one too!

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    1. Oh yeah we totally do! Have you read The Last Mrs. Parrish?! You might like that one too if you haven't read it!!

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  8. definitely adding the family next door to my tbr and I've never heard of rachel hollis but her book sounds good!!

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  9. I think the first two books are ones that I'd enjoy

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  10. I have Sally Hepworth on my list of authors to check out. I just started Girl, Wash your Face...I've heard a lot of good things about it!! I read another Erica Spindler book and really liked it so I wouldn't mind checking out that one you mentioned too!

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    1. I've only read one Sally Hepworth and definitely checking more of hers out! I'm glad you started Girl, Wash your Face! So good!

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  11. This is the second recommendation i have gotten for Rachel Hollis' book, I have to put a hold on it for sure.

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  12. The Wife has been on my to read list. I just added The First Wife to my to read list. I liked The Family Next Door but it wasn't my fave of Hepworth's. Since you enjoyed it, I highly recommend her other two books!

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  13. I'm on the wait list for Girl Wash Your Face and am so excited to read it. I'm not familiar with Rachel Hollis, but I've heard nothing but great things about it.

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