Hey everyone! I’ve been MIA for a few days, due to a last minute vacation (aren’t those the best kind?!). My parents live in Texas and were vacationing in Tennessee last week. After leaving Nashville, they spent a few days in Townsend, which happens to only be about 3 hours from where my husband and I live. So I decided to crash their vacation – it was so much fun! I’ll be posting all about that trip later this week!
I didn’t have as much time to read this month as I typically do. Some of these books I read last summer but they were so good that I had to share them with you!
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Paperback $6.49/eBook $7.99)
I read this book last summer, based on a recommendation from a friend (Hey, Jessica!). I had read so many dark books and I needed something light that was still captivating. This book hit that mark. It has mystery, heart and humor. Bernadette is agoraphobic, and has an overseas assistant that does all of her most basic tasks for her. Her daughter, Bee, was promised a family trip to Antarctica. As the trip gets closer, Bernadette goes missing. It’s up to Bee to piece together emails, letters, phone calls, etc..to develop a timeline for her mothers last days and figure out where she is! It’s so well written, and the perfect vacation or pool side read!
Paul Cleave is a talented writer! This was my first of his books to read and after I finished I immediately read 3 more of his books. I love the concept of this book! A crime writer develops early onset Alzheimer’s and begins to confess that all the horrible murders he wrote about in his books are true – and he is the one that committed them. No one is sure weather to believe him or not, but as the Alzheimer’s sets in and his actions get more volatile, you can’t help but wonder. This had -hands down- one of the best book endings that I’ve ever read. Read it and come back and let me know what you thought! Heads up – Paul Cleave gets pretty gross and gory in his books. Edit: My husband told me this paragraph had too many exclamation points, but I told him that this book is THAT good!
I just finished this book last week, after several of my Skimm friends insisted it was a must-read! I’ve mentioned before that my favorite narrative is when each chapter is from a different characters perspective, Pretty Baby did this perfectly. The story is about a woman (wife & mother) who after seeing a young homeless girl with a newborn living on the streets, insists on bringing her into their home. As with any situation involving strangers, there’s bound to be secrets and distrust…and murder. I love how all the characters stories were resolved. When I finished this book, the first thing I said was how I love that none of the characters were good or bad, you’ll have to read the book to fully understand. If you enjoyed Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train, I honestly believe you will enjoy this book.
So, I am really excited about this book, because it is written by my friend, John Weirick! You can purchase an eBook copy by following the link above or clicking here. You can also follow his blog here.
The Variable Life is a collection of stories and observations about life to help you:
– Gain clarity about who you are and what to do
– Understand God’s role in your life and in the world
– Learn how to navigate conflict and survive difficult transitions
– Develop healthy relationships
– See why the choices you make today will influence the rest of your life
– Live with confidence instead of being driven by fear
“The Variable Life is for people who want to find their way through the maze of variables, choices, and complexities of modern life, without losing sight of God or themselves.
Your life is the story of the choices you make. What story is your life telling?”
The Good Girl– Currently Reading
After devouring Pretty Baby, I knew that I needed to read another Mary Kubica book. I’ll be back next month to give you my review, or you can read along with me!
As always, let me know if you’ve read these books and what you thought, or if there’s a book that you love that I need to read! Come back in a few days to read all about my super outdoorsy trip to Tennessee, or hit the subscribe button below and be the first to know about my new posts!