Happy Tuesday y’all!
Yes! Another blog post. And about my favorite topic of course, books.
And as always, please share what YOU’VE been reading in the comments. I love having my very own virtual book club here, you guys rock.
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart // Full disclosure. Kelli is a Baylor classmate/ sorority sister of mine. That does not change the fact that her book BLEW ME AWAY. It’s not an easy subject matter. It’s about what Hitler did to the people of Ukraine during WW2. It made me sob. This book broke my heart and I can’t stop thinking about it. It was so all encompassing, I just couldn’t put it down. Easily one of my favorite historical fiction novels of all time. Kelli really did her research and you can tell the book is a labor of love. I fell in love with each character for different reasons and I have thought about them every day since I finished the book. This one is a must read. 5 stars.
The Feathered Bone by Jules Cantrell // This book is so so heavy and deals with so many tough topics. Suicide, depression, loss of a child, abuse, sex trafficking. It broke my heart. I had to put the book down in one particular part and just SOB. I don’t read Christian fiction often. I just don’t find it realistic. It was so nice to read a book that addresses real issues. Dark issues…without glossing them over. Overall this story is about HOPE. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. 5 stars
Bird Box by Josh Malerman // Creepy and suspensful and dystopian. This one gave me goosies the entire way through and had my heart pounding. It’s got a really unique premise and I can confidently say it will entertain you. 5 stars
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan // This thriller kept me up late turning pages. Strangers aren’t the ones you need to worry about, it’s the people closest to you. I kind of got obsessed with this one and read it as fast as I could. I pretty much thought every single person in the book was guilty at one point or another. 4 stars
How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman // I give this one a big fat EHHHHHH. It was pretty suspenseful throughout and the main character was really vividly written. BUT…I hated (haaaaaated) the ending. 2.5 stars
The Other Story by Tatiana DeRosnay // oh my Lord was this book a hot mess. HOW? Sarah’s Key was so good. And this was a disaster. It’s almost like she had a deadline to meet and just blurted out a bunch of crap so that she’d have something to publish. I did enjoy the Italian parts, but what on God’s green earth was up with the nonsensical cruise crash at the end? SO BAD // 1 star
Italian for Beginners // LoveWaterMemory // Salt to the Sea // The Perfume Collector // The Rumor // The Guest Room // The Things We Keep // Wreck and Order // Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World // My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You I’m Sorry
I asked for recommendations on my blog Facebook page and got SO MANY good titles. You can find that list HERE.
Have a beautiful day!