I love to read. I try very hard to read each night before bed to get away from technology and ready my mind for a great night sleep. Sometimes, though, a book comes along and I end up reading until WAAAAY too late/early in the morning and suffer the next day. August was one of those months.
I’m so excited that Nugget is beginning to enjoy reading (eating books)! This Little Light of Mine: A Collection of Joyful Songs is a favorite at our house right now. I look forward to the days that we can have reading time and sit on the couch and snuggle. My goal is to get my monthly book review out the first week of the following month but a stupid little storm named Harvey had other plans. I was part our ride out team at the hospital and could not get to blogging or reading or anything non hospital related for almost a week. So, my post is late and not as full as I wanted. I blame Harvey. But, it started with an unforgettable read.
It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover.
OMG. Stop what you are doing and read this right now. I am not kidding. I am still thinking about this book almost a month later. It was incredible. Moving, thought provoking and emotional. As a mom to a girl, I could not put this down. I don’t want to give too much away but the story centers around Lily and her two true loves and how they intertwine and change the course of Lily’s future. I was immediately enthralled by all of the characters and could not stop turning the page to see where the story would take them. At one point I actually shushed my own child because I HAD to finish the chapter. This novel had me rooting for one outcome and then sucker punched me half way through and I didn’t trust myself again! I know I mentioned this before, but I cannot stop talking and thinking about this book. It is serious, gut wrenching and yet still a love story. Colleen Hoover wrote an incredibly deep book but at the end still I still believed in love. If you are looking for a light read, this is not it, but please for my sake, read this book!!
A Criminal Defense by William Myers Jr.
Every once and awhile I need a “who done it” mystery. This was a great one. It is about a defense lawyer Mick, who’s college friend is charged with murder. The victim? She called Mick hours before her murder to hire him. There are multiple plot twists, some I saw coming and some came out of left field. The story is well written and you loved to hate Mick and his friend David. The story moved along quickly and was a nice break to the emotional roller coaster of my previous read. Another positive, if you have a kindle, you can download this one for free!!
Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman Series) by Danielle Girard.
When I was in college, I had grand plans to go to medical school to be a medical examiner. Why? Because the deceased cannot talk back to you. As I mentioned in my About Me page, I struggle with people. I really need my quiet, alone time and a medical examiner felt like a great fit for me! My path did not lead me to medical school, but I often wonder what it would be like if it had. So, I indulge myself and read medical examiner mystery fiction! Exhume did not let me down. The story unfolds as medical examiner, Dr. Schwartzman is thrown into a murder that is in her gut directly linked to her past. This one I did not put down either. With every page turn, something new broke in the case, or some setback put Dr. Schwartzman in danger. It was a true murder thriller. The best part of this novel is it is part of a series so I can continue to live vicariously through the fictional Dr. Schwartzman!
Three is all I have this month. I miss reading but trying to find time between a full time job, my new blog love, Nugget and the hubby, I am struggling to read! Hopefully I will be able to read more in the upcoming months. If you missed July’s book review, check it out here.
What are you guys reading this month? I would love some suggestions, please comment!