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Lots of books this month!
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | this was interesting. It's a book about a girl who supposedly commits sucide but the mom doesn't really believe it and she pieces together the story of what happened through emails and texts from the few months before her daughter died. It's told through the mom's eyes right after the incident and the daughters right before. Interesting, though not my favorite of the month.
Broken Harbor by Tana French | another thriller that I couldn't put down. I was excited about after reading The Likeness in April. I liked this one a lot and was surprised to find out whodonit at the end.
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty | not my favorite by this author (and I have read most of her books). It's an easy simple read - but I felt like it wasn't that believeable. I don't know.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel | this is my favorite book of 2015 so far. It's an "end of the world" story but actually tells how it all ends. You get to see what civilization crumbling actually looks like and then what's left of it which (to me) was a more interesting take than so many books who just tell the "post-crumble" story. What I really loved about this book is that it wasn't a love story. You're not watching to young adult characters find their way together in a brave new world (which I've done too many times). Instead, you're watching very different characters (of various ages) learn how to survive in a way that felt interesting and inspiring. I really enjoyed this.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson | this book is a true story about the events surrounding the World's Fair in Chicago in the late 1800s. It tells the story of getting the event together while simultaneously telling the story of Dr Holmes, a violent serial killer from the same time. It's a documentary and seriously interesting but it took me a really long time to get through and I ended up skimming the end. I think I wasn't in the right mood for it.
We are Called to Rise by Laura McBride | I'd heard really good things about this book. I wasn't disappointed - it was well told and the characters wove together beautifully - but it didn't grab me the way I wanted it to. I'd recommend it though.
Whew. Big month and judging by the stack of books on my nightstand June is going to be even bigger. What are you reading right now?
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