Trying to get this up before the end of the year – my December has been a complete shit show, so better late than never right?!?
The Stranger in the Mirror – Liv Constantine || Man, can this sister duo write a book or what? A girl loses her memory and basically starts her life over after being found on the side of the road. But she did have a life before – there’s a husband with a seven year old looking for his wife. So what happens when the two intersect? Such a good little psychological thriller that kept me so hooked, it took less than a day to read. Loved.
Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner || This is not the typical type of book that I pick up, but for some reason while standing in the library, the cover really stood out to me, and I decided to give it a shot. And I loved it. It’s a beautiful tribute to Zauner’s mom, who passed from cancer, and I loved how they came together through traditional Vietnamese food. Fun fact – she also has a band called Japanese Breakfast, that is also pretty great.
The Hunting Wives – May Cobb || I know there were a few people that didn’t like this, but I really enjoyed it. People die, and there was no way for me to figure out who it was. One thing I will say about it, is that there are absolutely no likable characters in this book, and it was like if Mean Girls would have been made about suburban moms that drink all day long. With murder.
A Slow Fire Burning – Paula Hawkins || I guess just put me in the opposites pile, because I also saw quite a few people not like this one either, but I also really enjoyed this one. It was quite a slow burn – but the premise behind the story was really interesting, and I loved how she wove all the characters together. There was something in the book that never got truly answered, but I sort of like how it makes you try to figure it out.
The Neighbor’s Secret – L. Alison Heller || I’m not sure why it took me about three tries to get into this book, but I guess the third time was the charm. I ended up really liking this one, and I loved the twist at the end. it was such a good book about neighborhood and family dynamics – Not sure what it says about the book, butmy favorite character was the young kid Abe. If you’re in need of a good mystery unfolding, pick this one up.