Missoula – Jon Krakauer // This book was beyond infuriating. I found myself getting so angry at the goings-on. And I’m not angry at the author or the book – I am so angry at how things are done in this country when it comes to sexual assault and rape. I actually could not believe some of the things that I was reading – or the way that some of these law enforcement officers and lawyers acted toward the victims. I have my own #metoo story, but it has never escalated to the point that it did for these college women in this book. This was the first book of Krakauer’s that I have read, but I am definitely in line to read more. A powerful and informative read.
The Breakdown – B.A. Paris // I read this book in less than 36 hours. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t even come close to guessing the ending, and it was so good. Sometimes, when I just allow myself to read a book instead of trying to figure it out, I always end up loving it. A quick read -definitely pick up if you’re into the thriller types.
Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris // Both Paris books became available off the waiting list back to back, and I was worried about reading them so close together, but this one was just as good as The Breakdown. Definitely a quick thriller-type read. Loved. It.
The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking // Complete with recipes to fulfill all of your hygge needs, I loved this book. It is full of graphics and explanations of how to achieve hygge in your life.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows // I saw this book on Alexandra’s best of 2017 book post, and it sounded so interesting. Definitely not something I think everyone would enjoy as the entire book is written in letters, but I adored it. I’m attracted to anything World War 2, and I love how the letters in this book gave it such a personal feel.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne // Short and serious. But oh so good. I’ve never even thought of how WW2 would seem to a child who had no idea what was going on and couldn’t even come close to understanding it. Powerful.
looking for Alaska – John Green // I really enjoyed this book. Without spoilers, it was a book full of young emotions and growing up. I loved the tie-in about how to survive the “labyrinth” of life.