It’s been a long time since I’ve done a recap of what I’ve been reading so I figured I’d do a quick roundup of things that have crossed my proverbial nightstand “lately”. My reading list tends to be extensive, 10+ books on it at any given time, but if you’ve read something lately you think I’ll enjoy, please let me know. I’m always looking for recommendations.
Everybody Rise // I won this book from Jackie and subsequently gave a copy away a couple of months ago myself. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada and Andrea’s rise, fall, and subsequent growth to being a better person, then you’ll really like Everybody Rise. I don’t want to give too much away, but one of my favorite parts was reading about New York and her epic fall because it just seemed so realistic to live above your means in the city. It’s just so darned easy!
Big Little Lies // 100% transparency, I read this book last year and have since loved everything I’ve picked up from Liane Moriarty. It’s all about the secrets we keep, both big and small, from our spouses, our friends, even ourselves. What I enjoyed the most was how Mean Girls-esque the mother’s all were, but how in the end they all banded together to support one of their own.
Unbecoming // I picked up this book at the recommendation of Jackie because I love her taste in books and have enjoyed everything she’s recommended so far. I couldn’t put this book down and when I did put it down I was itching to pick it back up, it was that good. Grace/Julie is a fully complex, almost twisted, character that you don’t want to sympathize with because sometimes it feels like she’s just a little whiny about her very perfect life and a boyfriend who just loves her to pieces, or at least loves the person she’s made herself be for him. But when she truly reveals her dark side, she finds release in both her relationships as well as the constraints she’s put on herself all of these years.
Silver Bay // I love JoJo Moyes and have read so many of her books this past year. If you’ve never ready Moyes before, I wouldn’t recommend this book first. While I am an avid fan, if I’d picked this one up first I probably wouldn’t have read more of them. The story felt a little stilted, the emotions forced and I had to force myself to get through to what I felt like was a very obvious ending.