Monthly Recap: February 19

So many thrillers again last month!
I read quite a bit over February with Joe and I visiting the library a lot more than usual (he for comics). Work has been pretty full on so we’ve needed our quiet reading time when we get home. I feel very lucky that we are both so content with being in each other’s company to read!

Caravel by Stephanie Garber

I wasn’t quite expecting to enjoy this as much as I did – and I ended up LOVING it! The premise and the characters were really engaging and interesting. I’m really looking forward to more! Highly recommend – Caraval is an easy read that’s perfect for a cozy afternoon.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie took a dark turn that I wasn’t expecting but I ended up enjoying the novel quite a lot. I really liked the way it was set out as a true crime podcast – it felt really different and kept me engaged instead of showing flashbacks from Sadie’s point of view. I know a few people were disappointed in the ending but I actually really liked it. Sometimes it’s nice when everything isn’t tied up into a neat little bow.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

So finally my library reservation came in!! I LOVED this story. The premise, the setting, the characters were all super compelling and I raced through trying to work out who the killer was before our protagonist did. Highly recommend and I’m looking forward to more from this author.

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I really liked All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and her latest novel definitely gave me the same vibes. The main character was really interesting and even though she is (ominous voice) trying to escape a dark past she was really interesting. As a thriller, I think some will find it easy to pick. However, I was able to let the story take me where it needed to go.

The Outsider by Stephen King

Wow, I have not read Stephen King in a while. The Outsider had been recommended by so many people! The pace is quick so it didn’t take me long to get into it. While semi-predictable it is the characters who make this story what it is. A must read for King fans and a nice easy foray into his works if you haven’t.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve been looking forward to this for months!! I really enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which was one of my top reads of 2018. She just has a really nice style of writing that draws you in so you really care about the main character. Really excited for Daisy!

Run Away by Harlan Coben

The premise of a father searching for his daughter who disappears only to reappear as a very different troubled young woman playing guitar in a park does sound kinda interesting… it’s mainly the rave reviews I’m hearing so far that make me want to check this one out.

When All is Said by Anne Griffin

If you had to pick five people, to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said and done? Um yes, this sounds amazing! Hopefully, this will be a novel that will be thought-provoking. And sounds like a book club read though I’m not sure who I would pick for my five…

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

I love the idea of someone being able to draw a map of places they’ve never seen – which really intrigues me about this novel. I think this one sounds quite epic so might need to carve out a weekend afternoon to delve into The Bird King!

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

So you had me at Dexter meets Mr&Mrs Smith! A couple who hides their getting away with murder as they live in the ‘burbs sounds like a bit of fun and hopefully a laugh!

Until next month happy reading!!

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