Happy book day! Today I’m joining Jana and Steph for their monthly Show Us Your Books linkup. I didn’t get a lot read in April, but most of what I did read was good. I’ve ordered my reads from least to most enjoyed. I’m looking forward to checking out everyone’s posts and adding to my ever growing goodreads to read list!
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz – “Tanya Dubois” is on the run….again. She has a secret past that the reader isn’t privy to until the very end of the book. This secret keeps her on the run, changing names and her appearance. While classified as a thriller, I didn’t find this book all that suspenseful. It was also annoying that of course I wanted to find out the secret, but was literally dragged along until the very end.
The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley – This book is told through the perspectives of three different, but connected characters. They are all in their 30’s navigating adulthood amidst living in New York City. While slow in some parts, I was surprised that I enjoyed this one as much as I did.
Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again by Teresa Giudice – Okay, don’t judge me on this one! I’m a Bravo Housewives fan. While I’m not a big fan of Teresa’s, I was interested in reading about her experience in prison. I enjoyed the prison part, which reminded me of Orange Is the New Black, since she was housed in Danbury Federal Prison, the same prison that Piper Kerman was. This book reaffirmed that I’m still not a fan of Teresa though.
The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman – This book tells the story of three generations of women and the stories behind the charms on the bracelets that they all wear. I really enjoyed this book and loved the charms and what they represented. I was surprised that this book was penned by a man, using a pseudonym, as he really captured the sentiments of the mother/daughter relationship.
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes – This is the sequel to her thriller You. Like You, this book was a bit dark and disturbing. I actually even like Joe a little in this book!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – I have started reading the Harry Potter series with my seven year old son. We either read the book together or we listen to the audiobook in the car and he follows along in the book. Last month we finished the first book in the series and then watched the movie. We plan on doing this with the rest of the books in the series. I’m hoping that we make it through the entire series, since I still have yet to read the last two books! I also promised the kids that once we finished all the books we’d be able to go visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. We are about half-way through the second book and it’s been a lot of fun for us to do this together.