Hi all, another week is in the books. For me, I spent quality time visiting family in New York and celebrating my Grandpa’s 90th birthday. It was quite a celebration. I managed to get in some reading though most of this was on the back-end of the week. I am personally trying to get through a bunch of e-galleys which is what I typically read when I travel. There was a mixed bag this week, but there might be one in there that you will just love.
Here is a quick recap:
We Are All Good People – This was a miss for me. The book centers around a friendship back in the 1960’s at a college in the south. One is Jewish and one is a legacy to the school. The story perpetuates from there, but quickly comes to a halt and switches to the 1980’s and narrated by both their daughters. Once the second half started I felt the author dragged the story down. This does have mystery in here, but not enough to keep me super engaged.
Fleishman is in Trouble – This was a solid read for me. This book centers around a newly separated Toby Fleishman. He is experiencing dating again in the online age, he also fiercely loves his two kids. His life changes, when his wife drops the kids off and does not return. Akner did a wonderful job telling this story. There was sadness, laughter and a lot of other emotions throughout. I recommend this one.
Lady in the Lake – Another solid read. This is a historical mystery. The Lady in the Lake is real, the protagonist is not. The story takes place in the 60’s with a newly separated woman who finds a job a daily local newspaper in Baltimore. The story of Lady in the Lake unfolds and Lippman does a great job of bringing in the time and place as an additional character.
Going Dutch – This is a book I just did not like at all. I think for a younger reader, maybe somebody in their twenties, this might have more meaning. To me the premise was just dumb and I thought there is to much talking about going dutch. For the amount of time these people spent eating out, I kept thinking if you are broke eat at home or stop caring who pays. I know there will be people who will love this book, but unfortunately that was not me. Publishing Date August 20, 2019
The Reckless Oath We Made – This is my favorite book of 2019 so far. Bryn Greenwood is an amazing author who tells unique stories. This one is different for sure. Zee sister’s is kidnapped and she joins forces with Gentry who is autistic and schizophrenic who has sworn to protect her, by the way he speaks like a mid evil knight. This story has mystery, adventure and boy oh boy romance. So good, I will likely read this again very soon. Publishing Date August 20, 2019
I am currently reading three books, but hope to be finishing these off today or tomorrow.
The Last House Guest – I have about an hr left on my audiobook. I have mixed feelings so far, I guess I have will wait for the ending before I can fully say if I liked it or not.
Three Women – I am reading this for the Bad on Paper monthly read. Very interesting read. These three women’s stories are so meticulously written about. I can’t wait until I am done with work today so I can pick this back up.
A Keeper – I thought hey a book by Graham Norton, why not and I did receive a galley of this one. This came out last year in the UK so there have been reviews already. This one I realized as I picked up that is being billed a cozy mystery. Those are so no my jam, but it is pretty short, so I figured I would stick with it. I will let you know how it turn out.
What are you all reading this week. Please share, love hearing what. you are all reading. See you all soon!