Happy last full month of summer, my friends! July included many trips to the library so let’s see what I read for the month:
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Oh my goodness, what a fascinating book! I had heard the hoopla, I had seen the creepy Victorian pictures, I had heard they were making a movie with Eva Green, so I thought hey, why not? Great read and so weirdly interesting! And the movie looks ah-mazing; seriously cannot wait to see it
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Seriously, I don’t know how she does it. Kate Morton cannot write a bad novel if her life depended on it. Long read but so worth it.
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Odd book, but totally enthralling and you will never guess the truth. No really, you won’t.
Quick synopsis: There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer. She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial and certainly not after. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette- to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth. Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer- and this time it won’t be so easy to get away.
The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
I love these books by Laurie R. King because they are Sherlock Holmes novels and if you follow me on Instagram, you know that my love for all things Sherlock has no bounds!! The King books take place in the late 1910’s and the early 1920’s. Sherlock is married to a woman named Mary Russell hence the name of this book. I love King’s re-imaginings of the whole Holmes genre and if you want to get into an awesome series, start with the first book in the series, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. You won’t be sorry
Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux
I admit, the cover totally hooked me. I had no idea if I would like the book or not but the answer to that question is no. Resoundingly. Cool cover. Not a cool book.
The Lake House by Kate Morton
This Morton novel started off super slow but I knew Morton’s novels require a heavy degree of engagement so I stuck with it and I am happy that I did. This author’s talent knows no bounds!
My Sister’s Grave and In The Clearing both by Robert Dugoni
Someone on either Goodreads or Instagram recommended In The Clearing and I am glad I took up whomever offered the advice that this was a good read. It was so good and I could not put it down. A must-read if there ever was one!! My Sister’s Grave was a great book as well, and the first one actually in the Detective Tracy Crosswhite series.
A Shameful Murder by Cora Harrison
I wanted to like this book because it was a mystery (yay!) and it was set in Ireland (yay!) in the 1920’s (yay!). But for all that, it was meh… I hate when that happens! I thought maybe it was just me but when I looked at what other reviewers said on Goodreads, they had the same opinion. Some are even willing to give the author another chance since this was the first book in what promises to be a series. I will not be one of them. #sorrynotsorry
Have you guys read any good books lately? Any recommendations?