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It’s been A WHILE since the last installment of my recent reads, so it’s definitely time for another one!
I’ve read quite a few books since the last post, but I’m going to stick with what I’ve been doing and share 9 of them. Most of these books were amazing and I hope you find at least one that you’d enjoy.
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I’ll have to give a trigger warning for this one. It’s a sad book about a seventeen-year-old girl named Charlotte who has already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. She struggles with cutting and many other problems throughout the book. Her friend died and her mother isn’t there for her. It was definitely a sad read and I can’t really say that I enjoyed it very much, even though it was well-written. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.
I love cheesy chick-lit novels, I’ll admit it. This book is about a woman named Lane, who moves to a new town near her grandmother to work at an inn. She meets a super cute guy at a soccer game and ends up liking him. But then she gets to know his brother and questions if she’d be better off with him. It was a cute, entertaining read and I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. If you like chick-lit, you’ll love it!
I also lovelovelove cozy mysteries. This is the 6th book in a series, but it was the first one I read (I hope to read the rest sometime). It’s about a married couple who are also a private investigating team. They’re investigating a local murder, and they end up uncovering small-town scandals and secrets along the way. It was definitely one of the best cozy mysteries I’ve read! I gave it 5/5.
This was such a great book. It’s a mystery/suspense book about teenage sisters (Cass and Emma) who went missing. Nobody knew what happened to them until 3 years later when Cass shows back up at her home and begs everyone to find Emma. People keep asking Cass what happened to them when they went missing, and her answers shock everyone. Amazing book!
Another chick-lit book, but this one is more in the style of Nicholas Sparks. It’s about a couple (Noah and Josephine) who thought that they got divorced, but then they find out that their divorce papers were never finalized. Josephine decides to save Noah time by taking the papers up the mountains to his home so he doesn’t have to drive all the way to her. But then a snowstorm hits and the two not-quite-exes are stuck together and forced to face the pain from their past. This book was so sweet and I loved it!
Fun fact: I actually wanted to be a coroner when I was younger. That’s probably part of the reason why I’m so interested in true crime stuff. This was a very interesting book about the career of Ken Holmes – a man who worked as a coroner in California for 4 decades. He has so many stories to tell about his career, from murders and suicides to celebrity deaths and “what-are-the-odds-of-this-happening” deaths. Every page of this book kept my interest and if you’re interested in forensics, true crime, or police work, then I definitely recommend it!
I don’t really care for “Making a Murderer” but I loved this book. It’s the true story about a young woman and mother (Patricia Rorrer) who was framed by the police for the double murder of a woman and baby whom she’d never even met before. I honestly can’t even believe the jury found her guilty, but I digress. The author did an amazing job of telling her story. This case honestly stuck with me for a while!
I loved this book too! This book is about how to stop being so overwhelmed by the messes in life. The author has an amazing personality and I related so much to everything she said. If you want to read my full review, I wrote a post about it here.
This is a mystery/suspense book about a middle-aged woman named Louise. She was invited to a high school reunion, but she doesn’t know if she should go or not. Then she gets a friend request from an old high school friend, Maria Weston. The only problem is, Maria died in 1989. It seems like the past is coming back to haunt Louise. This book was great and it definitely kept my interest. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Do you want to read any of these? What are some good books you’ve read recently? I’d love some suggestions!