May 2018 Reads

OMG, I actually read a couple of books in May (good for me). After a 2 month period of reading next to nothing I actually completed 2 (and a half books in May). I would like to tell you that I was just too busy, but honestly, I just didn’t feel like reading and watched a lot of TV instead of in March and April.

The Last Mrs. Parish by Liv Constantine 4.5/5

I really enjoyed this book! It came pretty highly recommended and it was definitely a page-turner. It felt very similar to Gone Girl in the way the story twisted itself completely when you got to see what was happening from a different perspective. I also really enjoyed and liked the characters, which is not always the case with twisty thrillers. I feel like the less you know about the plot, the better, just know it’s good.

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll 3.5/5

I enjoyed Knoll’s debut novel The Luckiest Girl Alive and was looking forward to reading something from her again. The Favorite Sister follows the cast of a reality show that follows young female entrepreneurs (think The Real Housewives meets Shark Tank) in the weeks leading up to the death of one of their castmates. Overall, I loved the concept (I’m sad this isn’t a real show, because I’d certainly watch) and I really enjoyed watching the story unfold. I did initially struggle keeping all the women straight in my head, but once I got the whose who down it was a fun and easy read.

Currently Reading: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

This book had been my before-bed reading for the past couple of weeks and I’m nearly done with it. In it, Kate tells the story of her cancer diagnosis and ripples of that diagnosis throughout her life, her relationships, and her beliefs. I’ll give my full review in June’s book updates.

-Nichelle