Reading Wrap Up | September

I may not be blogging as much lately, but I am reading! I have to wait in not one, but two parent pick up lines now, so you know I have time to read! I LOVE to read on my kindle. I finished my three books this month, and they are all thrillers (of course), so here are my reviews!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

This book was on my list for awhile, and I finally got the chance to read it. It did not disappoint! It is about a girl named Alicia who is married and murders her husband one night when he returns home from work. She is then sent to a mental hospital where she will not speak to anyone. Her therapist who finally gets her to speak uncovers her motive.

This book is really good, it had some surprise twists and was a really chilling domestic thriller.

The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth

This book was about a woman named Lucy and her very powerful socialite mother in law, Diana. They don’t get along (of course) and Diana doesn’t trust Lucy. One day Diana is found dead, along with a suicide note, but the cause of death was suffocation.

This book was pretty slow, and not very exciting at all. I guessed who the suspect was and it was no surprise. I’d skip this one.

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

This book is about a mother named Kim whose daughter Tallulah goes missing. Tallulah has a baby and Kim knows that her daughter would never leave her baby behind. The story flip flops between the present of Kim trying to find her daughter, and Tallulah, leading up to the night she disappeared.

I have read almost all of Lisa Jewell’s books, and this is one of my faves. It really kept me on the edge of my seat and had some twists to it. It was a good one.

That’s it for my September reads! What have you been reading?

xx

Reading Wrap Up | August

I am so excited to share my August reads with you today! All three of the books I read were so good and some great contenders for the best books of 2022 (coming up soon!!!)

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

This book was so good and def my favorite of this month! It was about a girl named Rowan, who takes a live-in nannying job for a family with a luxurious “smart” home. The family seems picture perfect, but her job ends with a child dead and her awaiting trial. This book was very suspenseful and has a lot of twists! Definitely check this one out!

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I LOVE Gillian Flynn books, and was so excited to read this one. This book was about a little girl named Libby who was left behind when her mother and sisters were tragically murdered by her brother. As an adult now, she meets with a club that is trying to free her brother from prison. Gathering evidence, she wonders if it was her brother and finds out the real truth. This book was very good, but it was a little bit violent and at times, disturbing. There is also a movie adaptation of this, which I watched after I read this and really liked.

Unfaithful by Natalie Barelli

This book hooked me from the get-go and I could not put it down. It is about a girl named Anna, who seemingly has the perfect life with her husband and children, and is excited to be made a senior professor at her job. She is working closely with a student named Alex, to publish an article which will make them rich. I don’t want to give anything away, but there are lots of betrayal and twists in this story. It is suspenseful and a really good psychological thriller.

That’s it for the books for this month!

What have you been reading?

xx Amy

Reading Wrap Up | July

I finally caved and bought a Kindle! I know, I know, there isn’t a better feeling than turning the pages of a good book, but a kindle is just so convenient! I LOVE it. The screen is not like a phone; there isn’t a glare, and it’s so lightweight so you can take it anywhere. I’ve been reading so much more since I got it.

Anyway, you are here for some book reviews, and I have four to share with you!

Sharp Objects By Gillian Flynn

I have just discovered Gillian Flynn’s books these past few years and I really love them. I found out that this book was made into a series, so I wanted to read it before I watched the series, and omg. I loved the book AND the series. I love reading a book and then watching the screen adaptation.

This book was really good, it was a psychological thriller about a reporter who goes back to her hometown to investigate a murder. She stays with her estranged family, and they’re super creepy. I didn’t see the end coming at all, and I thought about this book for days after I finished it.

The Twin By Natasha Preston

This book was also a psychological thriller and it was honestly, just ok for me. It seemed to be kind of for a younger audience. It was about twins who are school aged and have divorced parents. They previously each lived with one parent, but are forced to live together since their mom died. The twins don’t get along and couldn’t be more different. One of the twins gets obsessed with the other and well, I can’t tell you the ending but it was just kind of lackluster. I guessed how it would end and I usually can’t!

The Good Sister By Sally Hepworth

This book was also about twin sisters, but was more of a family drama. It was really good and had a lot of twists and secrets! It was about two very different sisters, and how they lead two very different lives. Fern is shy and innocent while Rose is more outgoing. Fern wants to do something nice for her sister, so she decides to have a baby for Rose since Rose can’t have children. She plots to find a father for the baby, all while she plans this as a surprise for Rose. The plot was actually crazy, but it was a very entertaining read!

Local Woman Missing By Mary Kubica

This book is a suspense thriller about a woman who goes missing, and then not long after, a woman and daughter who go missing in the same town. These cases go cold, but then 11 years later, the daughter shows up, alive. The town is shocked and they all want answers as to where the women are. This book is very suspenseful, and has some good twists.

That’s it for my reading wrap up! What books have you read this month?

Thanks for reading xx

Reading Wrap Up | March

I read some really good books this month! One book, The Guest List, I have been waiting so long to read and finally finished it. I love doing these mini book reviews, so if you love reading as much as I do, maybe this will inspire you to pick up a new book! Here’s what I read:

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is one of my favorite authors. He writes these sci-fi thrillers that keep me on the edge of my seat. This one, Recursion, is no different. This is a story about a man, Barry Sutton, who is investigating a mysterious illness where people are having memories of lives that they have never lived. Barry eventually meets a scientist, Helena Smith, who is inventing a machine that will change peoples lives and the world.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This was the top book of 2021 and I’m glad I finally got to read it! This is about a wedding taking place off of a remote coast in Ireland, and the drama that ensues between the wedding party guests. There are deep and dark secrets shared, how the characters are connected, and eventually a murder. This book was full of twists and surprises.

The Therapist by BA Paris

When I saw BA Paris released a new book, I had to have it! She is my favorite thriller author, and known for her shocking twists. This book was about a couple, Alice and Leo, who moved to an exclusive community called The Circle. Not long after moving in, Alice discovers a secret about her home and it’s dark past. Soon the neighbors start to show their true colors and things are not so perfect in The Circle.

That’s it for my reading wrap up!

What did you read this month?

Thanks for reading xx

Reading Wrap Up | April

I just finished reading my last book just in time for this reading wrap up! This month I read two thrillers and a family drama. I still have not read The Guest List by Lucy Foley, which was the top thriller/mystery of 2020! I need to get my hands on it ASAP! Have you guys read it?

Anyway, here is what I read in April!

The Accident by Natalie Barelli

This book was so good! It was about a lady named Katherine who makes friends with Eve, to thank her for saving her elderly mother from choking at the nursing home she lives in. One night they are drinking and get into a terrible accident, Katherine is driving and Eve assures her everything will be fine and she will make it all go away. Katherine soon finds out that Eve isn’t who she says she is and finds out the truth about her.

The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher

This book was a family drama type, if you like books like Big Little Lies, then you will like this. It was about a family of two brothers who are both married with children. One of the wives, Maggie, discovers that her husband’s brothers “perfect” marriage isn’t really what it seems to the outside. As she befriends her sister-in-law Lara, she uncovers secrets that rips the whole family apart.

This book is really juicy and drama filled!

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

My favorite of the month was this one. This was a thriller with tons of twists and turns. It kind of reminded me of Gone Girl. Sadie is the main character with a husband and son. She moves to Maine with her family to inherit her husband’s sister’s estate. Along with the estate comes the woman’s sixteen year old daughter, who is extremely troubled. When a murder happens in their small town, everyone is distraught and can’t make sense of it.

This book was pretty scary in some parts, and definitely a page turner. There were a bunch of twists along the way too. I really liked this one!

That’s it for my reviews for April! What have you been reading lately?

Thanks for reading xx

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