Sunday, January 30, 2022

First Books Read In The New Year

 We are well into 2022 and I have a big goal (big for me) of reading 25 books this year. I have 2 read so far. Both were in the mystery/thriller category which is what I tend to gravitate towards. The first book is The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. If you love dark twisted books with incredibly frustrating endings then you will love this lol. It was one of those books for me where I kind of disliked all the characters and didn't care what happened to them. By the end I was a little more invested and curious to figure out happened. This is a really dark look at female friendships and the lengths people go to try and get others to like them. I can not say enough about that ending though! I don't want to give anything away but my god it was infuriating! I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. It was a bit boring in the beginning and quite dark and depressing. 

The book I just finished was Such A Quiet Place by Megan Miranda. One reviewer on Goodreads said "First half- boring. Second half- Riveting!" That is exactly what I would say as well. Also, there were a lot of plot holes in the story and really random things that kept getting brought up but then ended up having no significance at all. It is very slow going in the beginning but if you stick with it it does eventually go somewhere and get interesting. It all revolves around a neighborhood called Hollow's Edge. A private and peaceful neighborhood where everyone looked out for one another, celebrated birthdays and graduations. But then the neighborhood is shocked by the murders of two of their own and everything changes. The book picks up a year and a half later. I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars too. I think it is worth the read and I know this author has a few other books that I really want to check out! 

I have started my next book. Its called The Last Mrs. Parrish. Another mystery psychological thriller. I just really enjoy that genre! After this I will be reading Sutton Foster's memoir " Hooked" and I can't wait for that! I am not a huge memoir lover or nonfiction for that matter but this book has been getting great reviews so I am really excited to check it out! I'm looking forward to many more book reviews in the future. What are you all reading?

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