When I sat down to write this, I thought “oh, I haven’t really read anything this month”. Then, I started going through my goodreads and realized that between audible and reading, I actually read 4 books this month, which is not to shabby!
I recently saw this mug that says “I like to party and by party I mean read books”. It has to be one of my favorites and just speaks to my book-loving heart!
The Sound of Glass by Karen White
I stumbled upon The Sound of Glass on my audible “recommended” list. The Sound of Glass is the story of a woman who inherits the house that belonged to the grandmother of her deceased husband and the relationships that grow as her step-mother and younger brother come to live with her. This was one I listened to and was always excited to get in the car and hear the next part. I have to say that I could pretty much see where the story was headed the whole time and there was very little that “surprised” me ahead of time. Sometimes, that isn’t always a bad thing. I’m giving this one 4/5 stars.
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Piccoult
I picked this one up of off a giveaway shelf. I’m always up for a Jodi Piccoult and while I can’t say it was my favorite, it was just fine to read. This is a story about a woman who finds out that she is not who she thought she was and the process of understanding decisions that her parent’s made when she was little. Honestly, even after I read it I cannot remember if I had already read it! 2/5 stars.
What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan
What She Knew is the story of a woman whose son goes missing when they are out for a walk in the woods. It’s twisting and keeps your attention, which are always great in my book. I listened to this one on audible, but I think I might have liked it more if I was reading it. (Sometimes that pacing on audible just doesn’t match how fast I want to get through the book!) 3.5/5
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Attachments is the story of a man who who has the job of reading the company e-mail (the book is set in 1999/2000). His responsibility is to monitor web usage and keep everyone “working” during work hours. While working, he finds e-mails between two women and as he continues to read them over the course of months as he falls for one of them. The storyline is a bit slow, but it’s entertaining, an easy read and I am a sucker for things written in a different way (e-mail exchanges, texts, etc.). 3/5