The Survivors – Jane Harper // I’ve seen a lot of people saying this wasn’t their favorite Jane Harper – but I don’t think I’ve read too much of this author, so I really enjoyed this one. I love how it sort of touches on how the dynamics of friend groups can change over the years, and I really liked the little murder mystery thrown in – with the backdrop of a small-town feel. It got packaged up pretty neatly in the end, which I always enjoy, and didn’t see the end coming.
Local Woman Missing – Mary Kubica // I’ve loved everything I’ve read of Kubica’s and this one is no different. About 3/4 of the way through the book, you start to figure everything out, and it was definitely not what I was expecting at all. Definitely a good read if you’re into thriller/mystery type books.
The Last House Guest – Megan Miranda // I haven’t read too many of her books, but if they’re all like this one, I’m definitely going to add them all. Story takes place in a small coastal town filled with locals and seasonals. A friendship evolves between a local and a seasonal, and everything begins to spiral as the seasonal girl is killed. A good little mystery that kept me on my toes.
What’s Mine and Yours – Naima Coster // I didn’t expect this book to suck me in quite like it did. It honestly might be my most favorite of the year so far. The book follows two main families – and goes back and forth between the past and current, and how their lives were so intertwined. It was just a good good read.
We are the Brennans – Tracey Lange // I’m really glad the book club picked this one, because otherwise, I probably never would have picked it up. But I really loved it. I’m a huge fan of family dysfunction. I liked how the secrets unfolded one by one, and you didn’t know them all up front. I loved the family protectiveness, and while I saw where the end was headed, it didn’t take away from the book one bit. Definitely recommend.
Not A Happy Family – Shari Lapena // Oh a Lapena book – man can they just suck you in. Took me about 24 hours to read this one. Pretty much a wealthy couple is murdered, and the book goes through a who-dun-it between their three children that stand to gain a lot of money from them being gone. Even though you kind of get an idea of who it was, it’s still a really good mystery.
Too Good to be True – Carola Lovering // I loved about three-quarters of this book. I sort of figured out the “twist” before they announced it, but I was not a fan of the ending. It just didn’t make sense – or wasn’t realistic? I don’t know. But I did enjoy it until the last couple chapters.
Project Hail Mary – Andy Weir // I love Andy Weir. I love his characters so so much. I’m not necessarily a scif-fi fan, and I don’t seek out sci-fi books, but this one was really great. It’s a super science-y book, but Weir writes it in a way where it’s completely understandable. It was really interesting. Definitely read if you’re into that kind of thing.
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman // It’s no secret that I’m a fan of mythology – but my knowledge only goes so far as Roman and Greek. I’ve never really delved into Norse before, but I really enjoyed this. I had heard of some of the names before, but never this much in depth. Definitely an interesting read.