Here is a roundup of the books I've read in the past couple months. I've also included in my opinion the ranking on a scale of 1-5. I keep up with all my books on Goodreads so be sure to follow!
Her: A Novel 4/5
On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina--sophisticated, generous, effortlessly in control--seems to have all the answers. (Goodreads)
I stayed up past my bedtime last night finishing this one up. The subtle suspense and mystery of this book truly makes it stand out. It's honestly kind of creepy. The structure is very Gone Girl-ish in how the narrative switches back and forth between the two main characters.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. (Goodreads)
Big Little Lies 4.5/5
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. (Goodreads)
Liane Moriarty can so far do no wrong in my book. I first fell in love with her writing when I read What Alice Forgot and have since read several other of her books. Her books are the perfect light reads but also combine a sense of intellect, mystery, and glimpses into society. Keep it up Liane Moriarty--I want to see more!
The Good Girl 4/5
An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems. (Goodreads)
This book is so engaging that I finished it in just a few days. It's a suspense in every sense of the word because nothing is as it seems until the very end. I highly recommend this one if you like mystery/suspense.
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Your turn! What have you been reading lately?