Thanks to no internet for 3 weeks, I’ve gotten back into reading which is always a nice feeling. There isn’t anything else in the world that gives me the same feeling of escape like books do. Thankfully, we have the internet again, but I haven’t let reading fall to the wayside.
Let’s just get right to it. Here are the good and not so good books I’ve read lately!
All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Nicolette comes back to her hometown to help her brother sell their family home after she left 10 years ago right after her best friend Corinne disappeared. Nicolette is soon plunged into a second disappearance of another girl 10 years after Corinne went missing.
Rating: 5 stars
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
The body of a newborn is discovered in the woods near the town’s university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there.
When freelance journalist, Molly Anderson is unexpectedly called upon to cover the story for the Ridgedale Reader, it’s a risk, given the postpartum depression that followed the loss of her own baby. But then Molly unearths some of Ridgedale’s darkest secrets, including a string of unreported sexual assaults that goes back twenty years.
Rating: 4 stars
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Golden Richards is a husband to 4 wives and father to twenty-eight children. His construction business is failing and life isn’t going to great for him. He takes a construction job far away to pay the bills and ends up falling in love with a married(but not polygamist) lady.
Rating: 1 star
Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman
Two women—one Amish, one English join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely friendship to catch a killer.
Rating: 4 stars
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Kate Baron is stunned after her daughter commits suicide. Amidst her grief she discovers that it may not have been as simple as her high-achieving daughter getting caught cheating that made her jump from the school rooftop.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a heart attack, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling house they grew up in is crumbling and the rest of the family is in disarray.
Rating: 2 stars
I’m currently reading the 8th book in an Amish mystery series by Linda Castillo, called Among The Wicked.
So tell me, what have you read lately? Any books you’d recommend? What are you reading currently?