I‘m back with another book review! I’ve still been reading, but I have slowed down a little bit because I’ve been catching up on some of my favorite tv shows lately as well as tackling all of those looming house reno projects. Anyways, here’s a review of some random books I’ve checked out lately:
- Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn – Meg’s hand lettering skills has made her famous amongst the wedding clientele, but that’s not her only skill. She’s also learned how to figure out the couples that are doomed to fail in their marriage. Once she meets Reid and his fiancee, Meg knows their marriage is never going to work, and sneakily leaves little designs in their wedding program that shows that she thinks their marriage won’t last. Meg thinks she’s subtle and no one will ever notice, until one day Reid walks into her shop and confronts her about her subliminal message. How will Meg respond to Greg’s accusation?
Hello, what?! This book was really cute, and it’s especially cute if you enjoy fonts and calligraphy. If that’s not really you’re thing, then it may not be that interesting to you. It was a really sweet story, and the only reason why I picked it up was because the library was offering it as a freebie that you could download at anytime throughout the month. There was no waiting list. Personally, I really enjoyed the book. I don’t think it’s the best thing I’ve ever read, but it’s the kind of book that can take your mind away off real life or break up the thrillers you’ve been sucked into lately. Check it out if you need a little fluffy quick read.
- A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson – Pip, a senior in high school, decides to dedicate her senior project to exploring the death of Andie Bell, who was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh. As Pip investigates, she realizes things are not what they seem and maybe Sal didn’t really kill Andie, so she enlists Sal’s brother to help her with the investigation. Who really killed Andie? Pip is on a mission to find out!
I discovered this book through a bookstagram page on IG, and I was honestly surprised by how good this was! I did end up figuring out the end along the way, but it was still a really good book. If you love crime stuff, definitely check this one out. I really, really enjoyed it!
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough – Louise, a single mom, meets a cute guy at a bar on a random night out. That following Monday, Louise realizes that cute guy from the bar is her new boss, David. Whoops! Louise finds out that he’s actually married, and she’s no longer interested in him. Well, Adele is new in town and looking to make a new friend. She’s meets Louise and they become friends. No big deal, right? It wouldn’t be except Adele is David’s wife. Yikes. Adele and David seem like they have the perfect marriage, but of course, nothing is what it seems. What exactly are they both hiding?
The premise of this book sounded so good when I bought it, but unfortunately, I did not enjoy this one. There are a lot of supernatural elements in it, and that’s just not something I really enjoy. I felt like the book was really good until it started getting to the end. The end was where it went out the deep end for me and got very, very confusing and odd. If you enjoy supernatural elements in a book, then give this one a go, but if not, I’d definitely skip it. It was just made into a Netflix series, so you could check it out there and see if it’s something you might like. I started watching the first episode and then remembered I didn’t enjoy the book, so I stopped watching. A lot of people give it rave reviews, but I just wasn’t a fan of this book.
- Final Girls by Riley Sager – The “Final Girls” are three girls that have survived separate horrific murders. These girls don’t know each other, but all three have been labeled “final girls” by the media because they made it out of some horrendous situations. When one of the final girls dies, Lisa, the other two meet each other, but something seems off. Quincy seems to be doing well with her life, but Sam has just returned from being off the grid for years. Quincy seems open to hanging out with Sam, but things suddenly start to seem odd and leaves her wondering if she really knows who Sam is.
Riley Sager has been recommended by a lot of bloggers that like to read thrillers, so I was anxious to check this one out. This book was really good. Although I figured out what was going to happen, it still held my interest, and I read this book within 2 days. If you’ve never read a Riley Sager book, definitely try this one out. It was good!
- Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey – Real stories from the one and only actor.
First of all, I’m not a huge die hard MM fan; however, I had heard good things about this book, so I really wanted to see what it was all about. Goodness. This book was incredible. MM has lived a pretty fascinating life, and I honestly didn’t really know much about it. It was such a good read, especially if you enjoy reading biographies. I had planned to highlight a different biography this month, but this book was so interesting, I decided to review this one for you instead. It’s really neat to see how far people come in life to get to where they are, and I will say he’s really been through some incredible experiences. Sometimes it almost didn’t seem real until he shared photos accompanying the stories. Also, I didn’t really know this, but MM is very philosophical as you’ll discover when you read this one. This book is definitely one to check out if you like reading biographies. I really liked it!
Are you adding any of these to your “to be read” list? Do you have any recommendations?! I have a long TBR list, but I am slowly making my way through it. It would go a lot faster if A Million Little Things wasn’t on tv right now. I love that show! Until next time…
Candi H McFatter says
Really enjoyed your book review! So good!