What I’ve Recently Read

Other than always proclaiming my excitement for the best day in the blog world – show us your books! – I never know how to introduce these posts. So, let’s not waste any time and jump right into what I’ve recently read.

What I've Recently Read

Couldn’t Put ‘Em Down …

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraI’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

Well, this gave me nightmares for a few nights and I might even still have bad dreams on occasion several weeks later … so, I’d say this was a solid read! 😉 But really, this was my first foray into the world of true crime books and it was incredible. Makes me sad that Michelle McNamara didn’t live to see the guy arrested and put behind bars. This was in no way graphic, if that’s not your thing – just kind of screws with your head.

Arrogant Devil by R.S. GreyArrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

I’m pretty much bias to any R.S. Grey book now because I’ve loved every single book of hers that I’ve read so far. So, this probably isn’t a fair review but it’s safe to say that her latest is one of my favorites yet. Loved the story line, the setting. The sassy grandma was the best.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie BarrowsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

This instantly went to my top 10 favorite books EVER. I can’t get over how much I love this one, and I’m kind of itching to read it again. The whole story is written through letters, which to me made it way more personal and semi-relatable. I felt like I could put myself in any of the characters’ shoes based on the contents of the various letters. Sigh. It just makes my heart happy. Now, if only I lived overseas so I could see the movie already … hurry up, August when it’ll be on Netflix!

Enjoyable Enough …

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy ReichertThe Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

I mostly enjoyed this one because of the Milwaukee setting! (If you’re new around here, I live about an hour north of there). I was familiar with most of the locations mentioned in the book, so it was easy to imagine the two of them experiencing everything the city has to offer. Lou got on my nerves several times with her poor-me, whiny attitude, and some of the other characters/story elements were kind of random, but it was still an enjoyable read. I’ll probably check out a couple other titles from this author.

The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. GreyThe Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

Again, echoing what I said above, I love all and anything R.S. Grey. This was an easy, fast cute/sexy read. Really predictable and not a lot of depth, but it serves it’s purpose. Her stories will never fail to put a smile on your face and give you a few laughs.
The First Husband by Laura DaveThe First Husband by Laura Dave

What I enjoy most about Laura Dave books is that on the surface they seem kind of light and fluffy, but there’s actually quite a bit of heavy subject-matter that she handles in her own way. This one in particular really had me thinking as I turned each page, and I found myself thinking about it even a couple days after I finished it. And, without spoiling anything, can we get an amen that Annie got her dog back?!

Currently reading: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

No skips this month! There are a few other books that I read that I didn’t share because they’re romance, and I get the gist that’s not everyone’s thing. That said, you can keep up with what I’m reading on Goodreads and in my Instagram Highlights.

What books do you recommend for my summer reading list?

Here’s what I read last month.

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