Well hello there! It’s been a few months since my last reading recap as we’ve been in summer vacation mode, but yesterday was Princess Dani’s first day back at school so I had a few blissful hours to myself and thought I would share the couple of books I did manage to read this summer with you.
Before I tell you about the books I read, have you seen the preview for the new movie The Light Between Oceans?
Oh my gosh, I am so excited. The movie is based on the book (same title) by M.L. Stedman which I read about 2 or 3 years ago, and IT. IS. SO. GOOD! Seriously, one of the best stories I’ve read. I don’t know exactly when the movie comes out, but do yourself a favor and if you haven’t already, go read this book.
The other exciting book news is that the third and final book in Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Street triology is finally coming!
Winter Storms is available for pre-order and will be delivered to your Kindle on October 4th. I am giddy! I read the first two books, Winter Street and Winter Stroll in record time and have been dying to read the conclusion to the Quinn family story. You definitely have time to read them both before Winter Storms is released.
Ok, now for the books that I read in July & August. The first was After You by Jojo Moyes.
This was the sequel to Me Before You. They say sequels are never as good as the original and in this case I have to agree. While the book was good, I found I wasn’t as connected with these characters as I was in Me Before You. I was curious to see how Louisa Clark would move on after Will’s death, but the story just didn’t hold my attention and capture me as in the first book. It’s still a good summer read though.
The second book I read, I’m almost embarrassed to tell you, was Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again by Teresa Giudice.
This was a book that my Kindle recommended to me. Maybe it’s because I read Troublemaker by Leah Remini, I don’t know, but I totally caved and read it. I am a big Housewives fan and I was hoping I would learn a little more about Teresa and get a clearer picture of what her and her husband did (from her perspective) to land them both in jail. The book was a huge disappointment and not only did I not learn what she did to land her perky butt in prison, she pretty much says she doesn’t know why she’s in jail and goes on to document her time in the Danbury Federal Correction Institute much in the way her life on The Real Housewives of New Jersey is documented. Unless you want to hear about prison life drama, do yourself a favor and skip this one.
August was a slow reading month and I have yet to finish the book I started. I’m also trying to decide if I should read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins or just see the movie when it comes out. Suggestions from those of you who have read it????
You can see all the books I’ve read so far this year by clicking on the links below: