American Fire – Monica Hesse // I read this book on recommendation from Steph’s SUYB a few months ago. Her description was that it is a nonfiction book that reads like fiction, and that is 100% accurate. It was so well-written, and you get so caught up in this little town’s drama of the fires. Definitely recommend even if you’re mostly a fiction reader.
Chronicles of an American Trucker – Chris Abbott // In my line of work (dealing with transportation) I have always wondered why there weren’t more books written by truck drivers. You know these guys see a ton of crap, and deal with a ton of crap. This was a really quick read with short stories about his trucking life, from CSA rules to lot lizards, it was really interesting to read a book and be able to understand absolutely everything in it.
Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane // A mystery/thriller type book – but not one I can say much about without including spoilers. I knew there was something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, so it was an enjoyable enough mystery for me. Recommend only if this is your type of genre.
The Girl Before – JP Delaney // Another mystery/thriller book. I liked this one a lot better than Since We Fell. I loved how I honestly couldn’t figure anything out, and the architect character, and the ending I really just liked all of it. A good, short read if, again, this genre is your jam.
Big Girl Panties – Stephanie Evanovich // I’m really disappointed in myself that I finished this book. It was really really horrible. I was looking for something fluffy that I could read (listen to)while doing some work and not really pay attention to it, but it was just not for me at all.
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green // I don’t have a bad word to say about this book. It was so interesting being in the main character’s mind, and seeing what it’s like for someone to acknowledge they have a mental illness, but can do nothing to stop the spiral. It was a really good, short little read. I loved it.
A Stranger in the House – Shari Lapena // These types of books always suck me in. I didn’t try to figure out the mystery part of the book – I mean, because of The Couple Next Door, I knew it wasn’t going to be what it seemed, so I just read it and finished the book with a smirk. I do love a good smart woman character.