Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Reading Recap

I REALLY enjoyed  The Guilt TripIt gave me "The Guest List" vibes but with a little more drama.  6 friends head to Portugal for a destination wedding and upon arrival the lies, deceit and intrigue start.  The dynamics between the friends was interesting and I always love a book that offers a mix of past and present.  

I thought it was going to be more of a "whodunnit" type book but still enjoyed the dynamics and the twist at the end was enjoyable.  I did feel like it kind of dragged on a bit in the middle (it felt kind of repetitive) but overall I liked the book.


Shay recommended Our Woman in Moscow and it lived up to the hype!  I LOVE historical fiction and the added espionage facet of this book was just SO GOOD!  I had never thought what it might have been like to be married to a cold war spy and found this to be thought provoking and intriguing.  The more I got to know the characters the more I found myself rooting for all of them and while I found parts of the book a bit tedious I would recommend it ten out of ten times.




The Half Sister is told in the alternating perspectives of two sisters Kate and Lauren who couldn't be more different.  When a girl claiming to be their half-sister shows up on the doorstep during a family dinner things start unraveling and as I got to know more and more about Jess the "creepy factor" definitely amped up and I found myself not being able to put the book down.  The family dynamics were a highlight for me as was the concept of the drama that can ensue when people do the at-home DNA kits.  Overall I really enjoyed this book.



Okay.  Verity.  I absolutely give it 5/5 stars because of the ending but OH MY WORD there was a LOT of sexual content.  The "why" of all of it made total sense at the end of the book (EEEEK!) and maybe I would have felt differently if I had read it and been able to skim those parts a bit more and not been listening but it really did feel like "a lot".  This book was dark and twisty and, honestly, really disturbing - but it was totally worth it in the end and unlike anything else I've ever read.



An Ambush of Widows felt like an episode of Law and Order - but in a good way... because y'all know I love a Law and Order!  I was hooked from the first chapter and as I got to know the characters found myself more and more invested. I did find the ending a little bit far-fetched but I really liked the characters and didn't see several of the plot twists coming AT ALL!


I'd love to know what you've been reading and loving - let me know in the comments!


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11 comments :

  1. I just recently read The Family Upstairs and I could NOT put it down. It was soo good! Highly recommend and I think you’d really enjoy it.

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  2. I’ll have to add a couple of these books to my list. I’m currently reading Christmas in Peachtree Bluff (Nextflix is making Peachtree Bluff into a series - can’t wait!). Next up on the list, The Stranger in the Boat and Going There.

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  3. Thanks for the book recs! I'm adding a couple of these to my TBR list on my phone. I'm in the mood for lots of suspense right now and I'm disappointed in the book I'm reading and thinking about quitting it today. It's one that a lot of people loved, so I'm sad that I don't like it as much. I feel like Verity is the book everyone also keeps talking about it. I read it when it first came out and get what you're saying about all the sexual content, but OH MY WORD. I was so disturbed by that book! I'm pretty sure I had a nightmare immediately after. It was so good! I love a shocking book. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I recently finished 'The Last Thing He Told me' and that was a good one!

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  5. Thanks for the book recs! Are you on Goodreads? I have loved all your recommendations so far - we seem to like the same types of books.

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  6. I just finished The Serial Killer's Wife. So good!! I think you would love it! As someone who reads A LOT of phycological thrillers, I'm not usually surprised but this one had some good twists.

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  7. You know my thoughts on Verity. That is all. ;)

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  8. I read Verity in a day and just could not put it down! So twisted! I typically enjoy Colleen Hoover books though they are all so very different. You have lots of great sounding books on this list. Pinned.

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  9. I read about 95 books a year and 90 of them are Historical Fiction. So I'd highly suggest: The Woman With the Blue Star, Daughter of the Reich, Apples Never Fall (not HF,but I loved it so much).

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  10. I can't believe you liked Verity! I will tell anyone who will listen NOT to read it - I'll tell them in short what happens but my goodness, having a toddler, I could not handle it. I still have nightmares!

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  11. Thanks for the book recs! I’d also recommend Apples Never Fall. Also, this year I enjoyed listening to Salt to the Sea, The Glass Hotel, and Malibu Rising.

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