Before I Go to Sleep – S.J Watson // Holy balls, you guys. I couldn’t put this thing down, and I never even came close to seeing how this thing was going to end. A woman who had an accident wakes up every day not knowing who she is or where she is, and the twist at the end. WHOA. So good.
Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple // I loved this. I loved how the main character was a complete disaster – I loved the stream of consciousness writing. I think I loved it, because I related so much to the main character it was crazy. A really cute, short read.
The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson // A really interesting twisty murder book. It kept me on my toes, and it read really fast. It was told through several characters POV, but whereas I normally think that doesn’t add anything to the story, it really did on this one. Definitely add it if you like a good murder mystery book.
Radio Free Vermont – Ben McKibbon // I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book, but since it was on Jana’s list, I knew it wouldn’t suck. It was just a really interesting, short read about resisting big government and corporations.
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? – Alyssa Mastromonaco // Non-fiction book about Alyssa who was President Obama’s scheduler and right hand lady. I loved all the personal anecdotes about getting to jettison off with the President on his adventures, and how real and honest she was throughout the whole thing. I especially loved getting to see all of her pictures at the end of the book – I often daydream about a life like that, so it was fun to at least get to read about it.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid // I finally feel like part of the cool crowd since finishing this book. And now I also see what all the hype was for. I couldn’t put this down. I loved it from start to finish. It’s always a good reminder that some people are always carrying more than you think they are. I can’t wait to get my hands on more TJR.
Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict // Oh man. I am falling more and more in love with historical fiction. If you were a fan of Downton Abbey, then this your book. Servants and ladies maids, ladies, Andrew Carnegie, scandals, gowns… I loved it.
Unbelievable – Katy Tur // When I was little, I wanted to be a journalist so bad. I didn’t have the guts for it – Katy does, and I love her. It was really hard to re-live the election of Trump as the president, but it was interesting to read about it from the perspective as someone who was on the beat for the entire campaign. Katy Tur is amazing and smart and funny – and you should definitely read this one.