It’s been awhile since my last book review, so I thought I would give an update on what I’ve read so far this year.
An Edited Life by Anna Newton- This is something different for me! Most of the books I read are fiction, so it was nice to switch things up. Anna Newton is one of my favorite YouTubers. She has a lot of great content on her channel about organization and creating a capsule wardrobe. While this book doesn’t offer any groundbreaking advice, it serves as great guide on getting your life organized and creating a work and social schedule that works for you. I especially enjoyed the section on cleaning out your closet and creating a capsule wardrobe. I will definitely refer back to this book in the future!
If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar- Cassie Jensen is a young woman that arrives at the hospital in a coma after being hit by a car. The details of the accident are unclear and Cassie’s husband and mother-in law are desperate for answers. This book is told from the prespective of three different characters: Alice-a nurse at the hospital, Frank- a patient at the hospital that is unable to speak or move but is aware of everything going on around him, and Cassie (in the past tense). The longer Cassie is in the hospital, the more Alice and Frank become involved in investigating what really happened to Cassie the night of the accident. I finished this in a few days because I wanted to find out the ending! I reccomend if you like thriller/mysteries. I also really enjoyed reading from three different character’s perspectives.
Wicked River by Jenny Milchman- This book also falls in the thriller genre. A newly married couple take off on a camping trip in the Adriondack mountains for their honeymoon. After a smooth start, their trip takes a turn for the worst when they are forced to abandon their canoe. As their trip continues, they realize they may not be alone in the woods. This book is full of suspense and the plot constantly has you guessing if the couple will make it out of the woods alive. This book is a little slower paced than other thrillers I have read and does have a cheesy ending, but overall I enjoyed it.
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan- This is the second book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book, and I enjoyed this one just as much. The book starts off with Rachel and Nick’s wedding and takes a dramatic turn when Nick’s mother shows up and announces that she has found out who Rachel’s father is. Rachel and Nick end up planning their honeymoon to China to meet Rachel’s father. This book details Rachel and Nick’s trip and of course all of the drama going on in Singapore with characters from the first book.
Verity by Colleen Hoover- Let me start off by saying this is NOT a light read. Although this book would be considered a thriller, there are definitely some elements of the horror genre. Lowen is a struggling author who is forced to take a job completing a book series by famous author Verity Crawford. Verity has been proclaimed to be “too ill” to finish the series, and her contract states that the series must have two more books. Verity’s husband commissions Lowen to be the ghost writer and invites her to stay at their home to go through Verity’s office in order to obtain the materials needed to finish the series. As Lowen begins searching through Verity’s office, she finds something that makes her question the kind of person Verity really is. I could not put this book down! If you like dark and twisted thrillers, you have to read this!