Recent Reads: April and May


The Balance Project by Susie Orman Schnall
This book kept showing up on my books you may be interested in list on Amazon and when they dropped the price to 99 cents I decided to buy it and was surprised with how much I enjoyed the book. I saw a lot of myself in the character of Lucy, making sacrifices to your life because of your job, something I did at my previous job no matter how many people warned me what I was doing. It was a quick read and a really enjoyable story and I definitely will be paying attention to the author when looking for new books to read.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
This book was okay, I predicted what would happen early on and was disappointed when it turned out my prediction was right. For a psychological thriller the book really had no mystery.

The Ex by Alafair Burke
This was a very quick moving book and it kept making me second guess who was behind the murder. When I started to put the pieces together towards the end of who did it, I was still shocked when I read it because you keep thinking there is going to be another explanation. I highly recommend this book.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
This book had so much hype surrounding it before it was published, I couldn’t wait to read it and I was very disappointed when it didn’t live up to the hype. The characters are all selfish, it is very hard to like even one of the four siblings the story centers on. And there are too many secondary characters which just complicates the story.

The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore
I liked this book but at times I felt like the story was dragging. Each member of the Hawthorne family is carrying a secret and makes them do things they never thought they would do to hold it all together. The book picks up towards the end once all the secrets start coming out, but it didn’t make up for the slow parts in the middle.

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I really enjoyed this book even though each chapter presented a different alternative for the main character Hannah. The style of the story was different than anything I had read previously and it made the book fun to read because you couldn’t wait to get to the next chapter to find out what happens. I was pleased with the ending, both endings to be more precise and I would have gladly read more.

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