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For those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I love sharing short reviews of books that I’ve been reading recently. And it’s time for another one!
Here are the last 4 posts in this series in case you want to check them out too:
These are the 9 latest books I’ve read recently. I loved some of them and didn’t really care for others, but I hope you find at least one (or a few) that you’re interested in reading!
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Here I go with my cozy mysteries again! 😉 This is about a woman named Penny, who volunteered at the local agricultural show checking in entries to the pastry and jam contest. What should’ve been a friendly competition quickly turns deadly. Someone’s trying to sabotage Penny’s friend, Florence, and a dead body is found. As Penny tries to investigate the mystery, another woman is murdered. So Penny tries even harder to piece together the mystery. I thought this book was okay, but I didn’t like most of the characters and the ending felt sort of sloppy. I also like some romance in my cozy mysteries, but this one didn’t have any. Overall, it was an interesting read but nothing special.
I thought that this book was amazing. It’s easily one of the best books I’ve read this year! It’s full of encouragement, wise words, and helpful advice. Honestly, one part of it made me cry because it hit so close to home with a big problem I’m struggling with right now. I recommend this to any of my fellow Christian women who may be struggling with feeling less than, left out, or lonely! It’ll definitely give you comfort and put things into perspective.
This book talks about both the truths and myths of creativity. The author interviewed dozens of creative geniuses for this book. He gathered their insight on how to approach creative work, and he shares what he learned in an effort to help artists and entrepreneurs. From start to finish, this book is full of helpful research and advice. I really enjoyed reading it and I recommend it to anyone looking to unlock their creative potential!
This is such a helpful book for couples of all ages! It’s filled with tons of financial advice on retirement, investing, insurance, purchasing a home, and more. A really great guide to planning for the future so you and your spouse can finish rich. It’s definitely a book that I’ll be rereading from time to time!
This was a really good thriller/suspense novel! It’s about a struggling actress named Claire with a very unique job. She works as a decoy for divorce lawyers, trying to entrap husbands and prove they’re unfaithful. But then one of her clients is found murdered in a hotel room and the police hire Claire to go undercover and try to get a confession out of the client’s husband. But soon, Claire gets lost and can’t tell reality from her act. Is the husband really the suspect? Is someone out to get her? Who is the decoy and who is the prey?
This was yet another cozy mystery that I loved! It’s about a reporter named Lucy who’s trying to juggle work, taking care of her kids, and being a wife. She’s also trying to help her friend Sue plan Sue’s daughter’s wedding. But at the wedding shower, a body is found floating in the water and Lucy doesn’t think it’s an accidental drowning. There’s no shortage of suspects in town, and Lucy is determined to find out who the killer is.
This was a pretty good book. It’s about 10 habits for a better life and the habits it talks about are great ones. It’s written by a religious person, but religion isn’t a huge part of the book and he writes it in a way that would fit any/no religion. Overall, it wasn’t a book that really stood out to me among the many other self-help books that I read, but it was still interesting and quick so I recommend it!
This book is a collection of real-life stories of people overcoming crises with the help of God’s grace. I really loved this book! It’s so inspiring. It shares stories of people facing problems such as chronic illness, drug addiction, and grief over the loss of loved ones. If you’re struggling with a crisis and you’re looking for a little comfort and insight, I definitely recommend this!
This book is contemporary fiction/chick-lit. I LOVE Desperate Housewives and it sort of has that vibe, minus the murder and mystery. It’s about a woman named Frances who walks in on her neighbor having an affair. The repercussions of the affair are felt throughout their entire suburban community. You get a glimpse into the personal lives of every family in the community and what each of them is struggling with behind closed doors. I really enjoyed this book!
What have you been reading recently? Do you want to read any of these? Leave a comment and let me know!