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Summer Book Club

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Aug

Below is a recap of the books I read in June & July!

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory – This is book 2 of the Wedding Date series that I adore! I originally found this series from Reese Witherspoons book cub and I am so glad I did. I absolutely loved how diverse the characters were in this story and the delightful ways they added to each others’ lives. It was really enjoyable and an easy read. The perfect Summer quarantine book!

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight –  It had a good start but as the book went on I found myself wanting more depth. The story lines were okay but there wasn’t too much to unpack with each character. I did love the attorneys story line and personal life, it kept me interested when it intertwined with the investigation. Unfortunately, this book didn’t quite fulfill my expectations.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid – A book about race and privilege, and it is the book we all need to read!  The characters are great and the story line was clever, complex and is deeply thought-provoking all at once. I was seriously hooked from the beginning. I think most readers will be too.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner – Not my favorite book of the authors. I appreciated both the social media & body-positive commentary the most. It was very difficult to stay engaged in the beginning of the book and I only started getting interested when it was almost over.

The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin – It has been a while since I read a book by this author. During this quarantine I have rediscovered my love for Emily’s books. I INHALED this book. I started it late one night and fell asleep reading only to wake back up at 4 am unable to go back to sleep until I read more. This book kept me guessing the whole way through and like I said I could NOT stop. It is captivating, emotional, heartbreaking and hopeful to the last page.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – This book has received a lot of hype & in my opinion, it’s worth it. The story was fascinating & completely unique and the characters are complex, interesting and very real. With story lines that brought great detail to their history, I felt like I had come to intimately know these characters and the shapes of their lives by the end, it makes you eager to find out what will happen next. I stayed up late to finish this one and at the same time I didn’t want it to end.

The Silent Patient – Couldn’t put this one down. A very well written psychological thriller that had me engrossed until the end! With a shocking twist you will find your mind going in a million different directions trying to piece together what may be coming, you won’t want to put this one down.

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