Friday, August 28, 2015

Reading List

Here is my latest reading list.

The Cousins War series by Philippa Gregory
This historical fiction series is set in England's War of the Roses, which I didn't know much about before picking up these books and am intrigued by now. Each book is narrated by a different player in the War of the Roses. They are full of mystery, romance, murder, war, scandal.

I just finished the 4th book in the series and can't wait to read more!  Seriously, go read them now.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

I know most people loved this book, I am not one of those people. I thought the writing was lacking and don't believe the comparisons to Gone Girl.  At best this book is average. 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.
A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.

I enjoyed reading Big Little Lies. I always like how Moriarty develops her characters. I have read most of her other books and this is one of my favorites. 

What have you been reading?

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same about girl on the train. Super sloppy and I have never been so bothered/bored with a main character in my life.


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