It’s been a big week in our household because our ceiling is finally fixed!!! No more gaping hole in our bedroom. Hallelujah! With all that going on (and let’s be honest, catching up on The Bachelorette), I haven’t been reading quite as much as usual, but here’s what’s currently on my list. Also I’m linking up with Show Us Your Books and Modern Mrs Darcy’s Quick Lit next week!
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Paris By The Book by Liam Callanan – When a woman’s husband disappears from the lives of her and their two girls, they end up following clues to try to find him in Paris. Despite zero success finding him, they fall in love with the city and end up staying. For some reason, this isn’t pulling me in quite as much as I’d hoped. We’ll see if it gets any better in the second half.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper – This is the sequel to The Dry, a popular murder mystery set in Australia. The main character is back on the case after five women go missing while hiking in the wilderness on a corporate retreat and only four return.
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle – I received an advanced digital copy through NetGalley. Unfortunately, this wasn’t as enthralling as I’d hoped. I like the premise, the classic question of which five people living or dead you’d invite to dinner comes true. However, this is merely a recap of the main character’s relationship set against that backdrop. She looks for closure in both her romantic relationship and with her father. It’s not bad, just not what I was expecting.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance –This nonfiction pick caught a lot of attention for bringing awareness to a culture that’s often overlooked – the white working class poor. J.D Vance comes from Kentucky hillbillies and he does an admirable job explaining how this group of people thinks and acts. I appreciated that he doesn’t gloss over the unpleasant traits but also shows the positive sides of this community.
From Around the Web:
Upcoming Fall Books to add to your TBR List – Modern Mrs Darcy shares her 24 picks of the best new books coming out this fall. I just received an ARC of Becoming Mrs Lewis and finished The Clockmaker’s Daughter last month (but didn’t love it!)
The Real Family Behind Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan talks about his family history and how it inspired his popular novel.
Check out Reading RoundUp #44 for more of my recent reads!
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