When I made my summer reading list, this book was the one I was most excited about! I’m sure a lot of you read Paula Hawkins first book, The Girl on the Train, and if you were like me then you loved it! That was my main reason for being so excited about her new book.
I have to say Into the Water is either as good, or maybe even a bit better, than The Girl on the Train! I know… HUGE statement there.
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner! I have my swimsuit selected and my adorable floating coozie on standby ready to hold a fruity adult beverage.
The most important beach bag necessity, besides sunscreen of course, is a beach read!
I spent the weekend scouring Goodreads to find the best of the best to read this summer as I pack my bags for Anna Maria Island on Friday. Here are the four books that will be accompanying me on my trips this summer.
It’s been ages since I’ve posted about a book (actually, ages since I’ve posted in general… sorry about that), so you know I have a lot to update you on!
Over the past month and a half since I discussed the last I book, I’ve devoured four new ones (and abandoned two horrid ones)! Here are some short and sweet reviews.
You know I love a good thriller, and 2017 is starting off strong in this genre!
Last year I was up all night reading these three amazing books that caused me to sleep with the lights on for a few nights. But after reading the summaries of these three new books, they may give those a run for their money.
2016 was the year of reading for me! I got much better about always writing down a book recommendation when I heard one, but I also got very particular about picking a book from that said list… which ended up being hundreds of books long by December.
I also implemented the rule that if I didn’t love a book, I would stop reading it! This was a big change for me since I’ve spent a hours of my life (maybe even days) struggling through books I hate.
The best part of 2016? I didn’t come across any 1 star books! Only a handful of 2 stars, and then a whole bunch of great 4’s and 5’s.
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman sat on my bookshelf for far too long. So long in fact, my mother even read it before I did! And mind you, my mother does not read very often.
That is why this book cover looks so well loved… she may have fallen asleep on it a few times :)
500 pages. There’s no getting around it, this is one long book!
But when I saw The Lake House by Kate Morton as one of the book options in my Hello Book Lover box, I knew I had to select it. I’ve heard wonderful things about this book by so many fellow readers and it had been sitting on my must-read list for far too long.
If you’re one who loves a book that’s so beautifully written it transports you to another time and place, this is for you. The 500 pages are well worth it!
Words can’t describe my excitement for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up! Not only will I be back in Sarasota with my family, but I’m also taking a day off work and plan to do a full mental reset.
My stress level has been at an all time high lately (I’m sure most of you can relate) and I can’t keep this type of constant anxiety up for much longer.
So what does that mean? A large glass of wine, my parents comfy sofa, and an amazing book in hand to escape this world and transport myself to a far off land.
There are only two thing better than reading a good book:
- Reading two good books in a row
- Reading three good books in a row :)
I felt like I’d been in a bit of a reading slump over the summer. It’s not that I wasn’t reading, but it’s that none of the authors really blew me away with their stories.
That all changed when fall rolled around because amazing thrillers were surfacing left and right! These three authors kept me up until the late hours of the night reading… mainly because I couldn’t put the book down, but sometimes because I was scared to close my eyes <- the sign of great thrillers!
My. Mind. Is. Blown.
I would never have picked this book up in a million years (sci-fi isn’t my go-to genre… it’s actually not a genre I ever go-to). But when a friend from my old book club in DC strongly recommend it to me, I knew I had to give it a try.
PSA: Read this book with a glass of wine, not coffee. It will have you on the edge of your seat enough that a cup of coffee may just send you over the edge (I learned from my own mistake).