Beach Read by Emily Henry

The title of this book pretty much sums up my review! ⛱☀️

It’s a super cute, feel good beach read! It’s easy to get through, enjoyable characters and overall a pretty light read that works great whether you are pool or beach side!!

Grab a towel, a beverage and enjoy! #beachread

Followers by Megan Angelo

This book was so good and so relevant in what seems like the age of the #influencer 📱

It took me a couple chapters to get the characters separated in my brain, but once the story got going I was fully invested! I really enjoyed the perspective that showed the dark side of social media and the pain of sharing EVERYTHING. Followers is a smart, fast read with a great storyline. I definitely recommend it!

A Good Marriage

Just over here asking myself what took me so long to read this book!

I knew it came highly recommended, but wow! I really enjoyed it and loved the holistic scope it gave us of the tangled web we can weave. Although staged in a very upscale, wealthy area- it gave realistic insight into marriages and how they can be much different than they appear on the outside 🤐 Be sure to add it to your #tbrpile if you haven’t already read it!

The Wives- Tarryn Fisher

This book is an interesting thriller that wasn’t what I was expecting!

Here’s the description:

Imagine that your husband has two other wives.

You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don’t care. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself.

But one day, while you’re doing laundry, you find a scrap of paper in his pocket — an appointment reminder for a woman named Hannah, and you just know it’s another of the wives.

You thought you were fine with your arrangement, but you can’t help yourself: you track her down, and, under false pretenses, you strike up a friendship. Hannah has no idea who you really are. Then Hannah starts showing up to your coffee dates with telltale bruises, and you realise she’s being abused by her husband. Who, of course, is also your husband. But you’ve never known him to be violent, ever.

Who exactly is your husband, and how far would you go to find the truth? Would you risk your own life?

Overall, this book was great. However, like I said above, it was not what I was expecting. Personally I didn’t like the direction the author went with the book and I didn’t like the ending. BUT, it was well written and kept me completely engaged. So I would absolutely recommend this book, especially if you like psychological thrillers!!

RODHAM- Curtis Sittenfeld

I think Rodham could take the crown for Book of the Year from me. WOW. So first let me say, it’s fiction. Many people immediately jump and believe this is an autobiography of Hillary Clinton and take it off their list.

Rodham is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s fictional life story if she had never married Bill Clinton. It’s fascinating and juicy and almost so good, you wonder how much of it is true!! I think the book does a great job examining how we view women in politics and the workplace. It explores relationships and societal norms of what people expect while also giving us an inside view at how people climb the political ladder.

The ending of this book is what really blew me away. The characters, the truth, the fantasy of what could’ve been… I LOVED it.

If you like politics, I think you’ll really enjoy this novel no matter what party affiliation you have.

The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah

I think the sheer size of this book is what had me so delayed in reading it. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read. But I love to read without stopping, so when I see a massive book- I have to be sure I have adequate time to get through it.

I’m know I’m late to the party on this one, but The Nightingale did not disappoint! The story follows two sisters as they live through World War II in France. The story is beautiful and so well detailed. The fact that Kristin Hannah was able to use this story to highlight the history of women who (secretly) fought in the War, was just amazing.

If you’re hesitating reading this book, because it’s historic fiction, don’t. I typically wouldn’t choose historic fiction from this time frame to read, but this is a novel that needs to be shared. Pick it up and start as soon as you can. I found myself completely invested in their lives and only wanting to know more about them!

I am eagerly awaiting the movie, which should be coming out in late 2020!

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Happy & You Know it- Laura Hankin

In a nutshell, this book centers around a wealthy group of Stay at Home Mothers who hire a musician to come to their playgroups and sing to their babies.

The fun part is the characters! I loved these characters and really was interested in the storyline! I found the book funny with a little bit of a voyeuristic look into how the other half lives! It’s overall pretty lighthearted with a bit of a mystery/twist towards the end! I would definitely recommend it for a poolside read!

Here’s the official blurb:

After her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for wealthy infants on New York’s Park Avenue. Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energy.

There is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social-media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her flawless life from falling apart. Caustically funny, recent stay-at-home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity. And old money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice. But as Claire grows closer to the stylish women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix.

Filled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood – exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women – while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable.

The Last House Guest- Megan Miranda

Another winner from Megan Miranda!! (And seriously, what a gorgeous book cover!)

I ended up really enjoying this book, but I will admit it took me a few chapters to get into it. I can’t put my finger on why the beginning didn’t immediately hook me, but as I kept reading, I got more and more invested. The Last House Guest takes us to Maine and immerses us into the lives of those in a small, cute town called Littleport. The book is told from Avery’s point of view and flashes back and forth between present day and the past Summer, where the death of her best friend occurred. As she struggles to remember the events of the night, she works to piece together what really happened to her friend, Sadie. The local police have declared it a suicide, but Avery knows that’s not the right answer. She sets out on a mission to uncover the truth.

I enjoyed the contrast between the locals and the “Summer families” as well as the overall setting of the novel itself. I also did not figure out the twist/”Who dunnit” ending, and I always enjoy being surprised. I would recommend this for a beach side read for sure!

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Here’s the Blurb from Goodreads:

Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of – but that’s just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman.

Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable – until Sadie is found dead. When the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name before the facts get twisted against her.

Girls like Us by Cristina Alger

After reading The Banker’s Wife, I immediately knew I would be a Cristina Alger fan for life! And her book, Girls Like Us, proved it true!

Girls like Us follows our main character, Nell, as she returns home after her father dies in an accident. What follows is a thrilling story that wraps us around her character and leaves the reader wanting more. I thought the entire story was well though out and the characters were developed beautifully! I would definitely recommend picking up a copy to see what happens!

Here is the official Blurb:

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself. (less)