Summer Favorite #2
Before We Were Yours is definitely a five star read in my book (no pun intended). I absolutely loved this historical novel based on true events in Memphis, Tennessee, back in the 1930s - 1950s. I simply could not put it down. It is a story of family loss, sorrow, and eventually happiness. I love how Lisa Wingate brought the story full circle and the ending truly made me cry. But a good cry. Not a bad cry.
I know some of you loved this book this summer because I saw it a lot on social media, but I was thoroughly disappointed. Lisa Gardner is hit and miss with me. I either love her books or I don't and this one was definitely a don't. I could not get past the "twist" of who the bad person really was and would have enjoyed the book more if the story had been about a serial killer. Once I found out who the killer was, I actually stopped reading and didn't finish the book. So glad I borrowed this one form the library and didn't pay full price.
Always A Good One
All you Kate Burkholder series fans will love the latest book. It's one of my favorite series and Linda Castillo never disappoints. I enjoyed it very much!
I. am. loving. this. book. y'all! Early in my reading, I left a comment on Goodreads that I couldn't decide if Evelyn is a Liz Taylor or a Lauren Bacall. But after reading more, I don't think she's either. Evelyn is definitely Evelyn and if the writing of this book is any indication of the "real Hollywood," we've been duped, Peeps! I don't necessarily care for some of the themes in the book, but I was intrigued by all her marriages and old Hollywood style!
After reading some of your comments last month, I've decided that I'm going to pass on reading Paula Hawkins' book, Into The Water. I just don't think I would like it very much.
After finishing Before We Were Yours, I had a hard time finding a new book to read. I sampled one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly's new female detective series, The Late Show, and couldn't seem to get into it at the time. I also tried a very popular book right now, Crazy Rich Asians. Maybe you've heard of it? Seems like everyone has read or is reading that book, but I couldn't get into that one, either. It was a little too quirky for me. However...I DO plan on picking these two books up again at some point.
Looking Forward To
Diane Chamberlain is one of my favorite authors and her new novel, The Stolen Marriage, comes out in October. Eek! I'm so excited about it because all her books are wonderful! If you are Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picolt, or Chevy Stevens fans, I would highly recommend her books!
You can read my other summer reading updates by going to My Summer 2017 Reading List Update and My Summer 2017 Reading List.
Summer is nearly over. Did you get all your must-reads read? Can't wait to see what everyone else finished this month!