Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recent Reads

My reading has slllllllllllowed down.
I want to say that is probably because it is summer time and I am doing a bunch of other fun things. But--I'm pretty sure it is because I am lazy. Very lazy.
I have four books to share:
First up, my Katrina Kittle obsession continues. Homegirl cannot write a bad novel. 
Two Truths and a Lie, Katrina Kittle
From Goodreads:
Dair Canard has made up tales since she was a child. Now, as an adult, she finds herself lying at the slightest provocation. She has established herself as an actress and bonded with her husband, Peyton, on the premise of her greatest lie ever -- a fictitious twin sister who died at the age of 10. But Dair now finds herself at a point in her life where her lies threaten to avalanche. The mysterious death of a dear friend, the divorce of her parents, her own drinking problem, and the strain of deceiving Peyton all finally collide. As she struggles to get her life back on track, Dair learns the truth about her friend's death...and all her lies come tumbling down to unveil a few basic truths, one of which is that each of us has something to hide.

I really loved this one! It wasn't my favorite (Traveling Light is my fav of her work, check it out!), but it is a great story. She keeps me up until the wee hours of the morning reading, and I love that.
Another Katrina Kittle
The Blessings of the Animals, Katrina Kittle
From Goodreads:
Veterinarian Cami Anderson has hit a rough patch. Stymied by her recent divorce, she wonders if there are secret ingredients to a happy, long-lasting marriage or if the entire institution is outdated and obsolete. Couples all around her are approaching important milestones. Her parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Her brother and his partner find their marriage dreams legally blocked. Her former sister-in-law—still her best friend—is newly engaged. The youthfully exuberant romance of her teenage daughter is developing complications. And three separate men—including her ex-husband—are becoming entangled in Cami's messy post-marital love life.
But as she struggles to come to terms with her own doubts amid this chaotic circus of relationships, Cami finds strange comfort in an unexpected confidant: an angry, unpredictable horse in her care. With the help of her equine soul mate, she begins to make sense of marriage's great mysteries—and its disconnects.
I was awake until 4am finishing this. 4AM! I couldn't stop, I HAD to know what happened! I love the different perspectives, it really helped progress the story.

Another writer I've been loving is Linwood Barclay

Too Close to Home, Linwood Barclay

From Goodreads:
In a quiet suburban neighborhood, in a house only one door away, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. And you think to yourself: It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we’re next?

I've yet to find a Barclay novel I do not tear through in a day. This did NOT disappoint. Great story, keeps you on the edge of your seat for sure.
Lastly, I picked up this because it was on a list of good summer reads
From Goodreads:
As three generations of Kelleher women descend on the property one summer, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago.

I kind of felt ehhhh about this one.
I love that it bounces between perspectives, which I like. It made it nice to get to know each of the characters. It was a way to form your own opinion of them. I, however, kept waiting for something to happen. There wasn't enough, you know? It was a quick read, that I was completely into, I just wish there was more.

Any good book recommendations!?

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh I will have to look into these!!! I really don't want to get into another series, but my itch is leaning that way. I may need a nice break between and may see if these are at the library! :)

    Right now I'm reading a book that I picked on a whim. But, surprisingly, I'm really enjoying it! It's called Dreams and Shadows by C Robert Cargill. I shouldn't say "surprisingly", because it's fantasy mixed in the real world. But my fantasy is usually vampires and werewolves. Nonetheless, it's kept me going and has kept me company at work :D


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