Sometimes I find myself reading book after book but not sharing any reviews. Why? Because they just didn’t really impress/shock/move me enough to rant or rave over them in a whole blog post.
That doesn’t mean they should be forgotten, though. I figured I should share a quick blurb so you can use it as guidance on whether to add or remove the following from your “to be read” list.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (3 out of 5)
I sometimes struggle with murder mystery books. They drag on for far too long, detailing events or facts that have already been clearly stated 5 other times. I want to scream through the book, “hurry up already, we know it wasn’t that person”. But I wanted to read this book because the movie comes out soon. I have hopes that this story in theaters will be much more captivating and quick witted than the book. Sorry, Agatha.
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena (4 out of 5)
This book was a bit far fetched for me. Not to mention that I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. A secret life, nosey neighbor, and mysterious things happing inside a home that supposedly no one was in had the potential to be extremely suspenseful, but instead was a bit of a let down. I just wanted Karen to install some security cameras, solve the case, and call it a day.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5 out of 5)
If you want a beach read, if you love reality tv, or if you’re a celebrity gossip… pick this book up! So many surprising twists and turns, but laid out in a romantic and captivating storyline. The end of the book is quite moving, much is much than I expected from such a read. Keep a close eye on the dates as you read, her age during certain events will surprise you as the story unravels.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (3 out of 5)
I love a good Sherlock Holmes series, especially when they make one of the main characters a female. But when they also include underage drinking, hardcore drug use, and insanely far fetched means to kill someone with chemicals that have no antidote… I quickly began to skim the pages. I had high hopes, especially with a book that had such a cute cover, but I was sadly mistaken. Skip.
I’m finally finishing The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson (which is a book I will definitely be able to write a full post on) and I just got Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica on Audible (so far it has me hooked).
What have you been reading lately?
P.S. I’m four books behind schedule to hit my Goodreads reading challenge for 2017, eek! I better get going!