Saturday, April 8, 2023

February - March Reading Recap & Recommendations

 Somehow we are already eight days into April.. how? The time got away from me and I didn't ever share the books I ready in February or March.

 I have some great and not so great ones to share, so I better get on with it.

Archers Voice by: Mia Sheridan

Bree Prescott moves to a sleepy, lakeside town in Maine, in hopes of escaping her traumatic past. She doesn't expect to form a close friendship with Archer Hale, the town recluse who is isolated and without a voice. They form a close relationship and help one another heal from their own trauma. 

I wanted to love this book like everyone else in the word does but there were parts of this book that either didn't make sense to me or just seemed so unrealistic I didn't find it swoony. Does that make sense? Anyways, many people adore this book so much, and I can see why. I personally just didn't think it lived up to the hype. 

Rate: 3 out of 5 stars

The Housemaid by: Freida McFadden

When a young woman looking for a fresh start in life finds the picture perfect family to take a chance on her as their housemaid, she can't believe her luck. The longer she works for this family though, the more she realizes that looks can be deceiving. 

Y'all. This might just be my favorite thriller I have ever read. EVER. The writing was not so detailed that you loose interest in the plot, but the setting is so eerily haunted and easy to imagine. The characters all have so many layers and when the narrator perspective changes halfway through the book.. OH BOY. This is a thriller I could easily recommend to everyone I know. It isn't too gruesome and the language isn't bad either so it is one you can even recommend to your grandmother. ;)  

Rate: 5 out of 5 stars!!!

Malibu Rising by: Taylor Jenkins Reid

The year is 1983 and the famous four Riva siblings are throwing their annual summer party in Malibu. Each sibling has their own secrets and struggles that come to a point during the party and disaster strikes.

Though this wasn't my favorite book by Reid, her writing still amazes me. A book that otherwise would have bored me to tears, actually really fascinated me because she is such a great storyteller. I loved the setting of this book and it made for a great pool side read. There are a lot of characters to keep up with in this story and the ending wasn't as great as I expected. Overall it was just an okay read for me, but I still love Reid and her writing.

Rate: 3 out of 5 stars

The Housemaid Secret by: Freida McFadden

When a housemaid known for helping women in dire domestic situations begins a new housemaid job, she promises herself she is done interfering in other's business. However when she starts to look into what could be wrong with the wife of the home who never leaves her bedroom, she starts to think she may be in more danger than she thought.

McFadden does it again!! I liked the first housemaid book a smidge more but this one was still a five star read for me. AMAZING!

Rate: 5 out of 5 stars! 

Reminders of Him by: Colleen Hoover

Hoping to reunite with her four-year old daughter after serving time in prison, Kenna moves back to the town where everything went wrong. Everyone in her daughters life is determined to keep them apart. Kenna wants what is best for her daughter and those in her life who she loves so much.

This redemptive story is so touching and sweet. There were definitely parts where I almost teared up. I found the romance aspect of this book a little unrealistic considering the circumstances, but I still really enjoyed reading. I am slowly making my way through all of Hoover's books and this one was enjoyable, but not my favorite by her.

Rate: 3 out of 5 stars

Songs in Ursa Major by: Emma Brodie

It's the early 70's and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest crowd is ready to hear from their latest obsession Jesse Reid. When an accident keeps Jesse from being able to perform, Jane Quinn, a local musician, takes the stage instead. Jane goes on to form a professional and not-so-professional relationship with Jesse and as she learns more about him she also learns the dark secrets behind his music and the industry as a whole.

This book will often be compared to Daisy Jones & The Six because it is about the music industry in the 70's and in both of those books the time period is so easily visualized and you feel as though you are transported to that time. This is a different story though and I really enjoyed it. There were quite a lot of characters to keep up with but I found it easy to read and I highly recommend.

Rate: 4 out of 5 stars.

Well there you have the books I read the last two months. What are y'all reading these days? Make sure to let me know if you have any recommendations you think I'd enjoy.

Chat soon. xoxo


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