August Reads and Reviews
Happy September everyone! Last month was another great one for reading for me. It was a perfect storm of having a bunch of great books in my reading queue, as well as perfect weather for reading outside. I had a pretty decent mix of genres- some thriller, sci-fi, and romance. Here's what I read-
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
This book is so, so good! A friend at run club lent it to me (an actual- hard cover book which is not the norm for me lately) and I absolutely devoured it. Great writing, interesting characters, enough suspense to keep you turning the pages, and an unexpected twist. I usually can't handle scary books but this was just on the cusp of being thrilling but not too intense. Highly recommend!
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
All I can say about this book is OMG and WTF. Such a unique premise and always left you wondering what would happen next, what secrets from the past would be revealed, and who would win the ultimate "prize" at the end of the father's estate. Some parts were predictable but was still fun getting to those parts with even more twists thrown in that I didn't see coming. Loved!
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
What a great, entertaining read! I'm not usually a fan of sci/fi but everything was dumbed down so much and explained in such an easy to understand way (plus I loved how Grace nerded out on science the entire time) that I could actually get some of it and enjoy the book. Sometimes the author went too in-depth for me so I skimmed those parts, but wow what a book and interesting story line. Where can I find my own Rocky because I'm pretty sure he's my favorite character in any book ever!?
Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
Very fast and quick novella that I finished in less than a day. Follow up to another Colleen Hoover book and I got the same weird feeling about the characters as I did in that one- they all seem to be in very unhealthy relationships that are so toxic it makes me feel uncomfortable. This one was even worse and it kind made me not enjoy the book as much as I wanted.