Red Rising Series: Morning Star – Pierce Brown // This whole series just did it for me. This was the perfect third book – filled with more surprises and twists, and just awesomeness. One of the ahole bros told me that he was coming out with more books, and I cannot wait.
The Devil in the White City – Erik Lawson // This is a non-fiction book that absolutely read like that of a fiction book. I now know more about the 1893 Chicago World Fair that I will ever need to know. The book follows the architects of the fair along with a serial killer that killed during the fair. I can’t tell you how much I couldn’t put this down.
Wonder – RJ Palacio // Oh, how I loved this book. It is definitely a YA and a super seriously easy read (took me about a day to finish), but the message that came along with the book is something that everyone needs to know. It finalizes that more times than not, good does outweigh bad.
Dark Matter – Blake Crouch // I started this book on the Sunday we were driving back from New Orleans and finished it the next Monday night. Ever wonder what might have happened with all those “what ifs” in your life? This book gives you a crazy perspective on maybe why you shouldn’t. So crazy good – and someone smarter than me please tell me this craziness could never happen. Please and thank you.
Here’s to Us – Elin Hilderbrand // I had never read any of her stuff before, but it was a quick read, and I wanted something light after reading Dark Matter and The Devil in the White City. I like the characters, and I really liked the story, but would definitely only pick something of hers up again as a beach read or if I need another break from a serious read.
The Girl’s Guide to Moving On – Debbie Macomber // This book was cute. Again, it was another light and fluffy read, but the ending really pissed me off, and if you’ve read it maybe it made you mad, too? I can’t reveal it here, because I don’t want to spoil it if you want to read it, but I feel like the point of the book was kind of missed. Anyway – it was an easy quick read, and the main story line was cute.
The Magnolia Story – Chip and Joanna Gaines // Love their show, love their designs, and even love their little family. I like how they both have had to work so hard to get where they are, but I feel like they were trying too hard to sound normal. I skipped the ending part with the interview with them.
The Guest Room – Chris Bohjalian // I picked this one off my library app because the cover looked pretty, and the premise sounded neat. Bachelor party gone wrong, murders and a what’s going to happen next. Plus this book had an underlying issue (sex trafficking), so it definitely helped to learn that these things actually happen and this is how they actually happen.
Eat Beautiful – Wendy Rowe // I’m not even going to sugar coat this cookbook/book. I hated it. It was a super pretty book, filled with super pretty pictures of models and what not – and maybe that is my problem. I get that what you eat can help your skin get that “glow,” but I feel like the book just missed the point of eating healthy to be healthy – but hits the points – eat this and be beautiful to be a model or have been oogle all over you. The book is split up into seasons – giving recipes for foods that are in season and available. I’m probably just being a hater, since I am not a holistic eater, nor do I care that tacos don’t give me a glow, but I doubt I’ll be making any recipes from this book.
I received Eat Beautiful from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.