Here are the books that we just finished, are currently reading, and plan to read next!
Sweet Little Lies
by Caz Frear
Cat Kinsella is a detective based in London. She is investigating the murder of Alice Lapaine. When evidence links the murder to one from her childhood (and possibly her father), Cat must confront her personal issues that she has pushed aside for nearly twenty years. Typically, I love crime novels but this one was just okay. The ending it absolutely gripping, but it is a slow start and not nearly enough suspense or action.
This was my Book of the Month selection for August 2018.
By the way – I am still laughing about Mia’s experience below.
Treasury of Illustrated Classics: Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
So, I thought this was the actual version of Moby Dick the entire time I was reading it. It wasn’t until I told Samantha how short it was that she informed me that I had just spent several hours of my life reading the abridged version of this classic. Lesson learned. And, at least I got the gist of the story, right?
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
by Amy Meyerson
The Bookshop of Yesterdays is about a girl who inherits a bookshop from her estranged uncle. Filled to the brim with family drama and contemporary issues, what is not to love?!
This book was sent to me by Harlequin/Park Row Books in exchange for an honest review.
The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I am loving this classic and I wish I could read it in its true Russian format. However, I have read that this version does the most justice to Dostoyevsky’s work. I think everyone should read The Brothers Karamazov, at least once, for its psychological and philisophical genius.
Lies My Teacher Told Me
by James W. Loewen
In spirit of the start of a new school year, I am reading Lies My Teacher Told Me. First published in 1995, this widely read book sounds incredibly enlightening. Side note: I vowed to read more history and nonfiction novels in 2018 and I am seriously slacking.
by Gillian Flynn
Samantha recommended Sharp Objects to me and has told me amazing things about the author. Even more, I have been told that it is a quick read because of how interesting the plot is. I am excited to read it (and watch the new TV series starring Amy Adams, of course).