I have been on reading kick lately. I set a goal to read 40 books this year and I have already read 30.... we still have 6 more months to go!

As I mentioned in my last collective book haul. I wanted to group a bunch of books together to get reviews done a little faster and because some I don't feel need a dedicated post.

Here are a few books I've read over the past few weeks that I pretty much liked across the board. They were fun, entertaining, and where appropriate, very thrilling and mysterious.

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

This was an interesting book that I wasn't too sure where it was going. When Jess comes into the ER with her baby who is severely hurt, her friend Liz sees right through the cracks. Jess isn't telling the truth and there is more to the story... so much more.

Jess is suffering, confused about her hurt baby, and her friendship with Liz. There's so much uncertainty throughout the book, it was almost annoying.

Over the course of the book, we see both Jess and Liz's point of views but nothing really comes to fruition. We still don't know exactly what happened to Jess's baby until the very end of the book and it is a total twist; I didn't see that coming and it was really insane. 

I enjoyed this book and the ending was well worth it... but it wasn't my favorite. 

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

I don't listen to My Favorite Murder because I don't like the talk before the crime. When I listen to true crime podcasts, I want to get straight into the nitty-gritty of the crime. However, this book was on sale and I was curious to see what it was about. I knew nothing about Karen and Georgia but I feel like I know them really well after reading this book, and I'm probably more inclined to listen to their podcast.

"Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered" could be classified as a biography where we learned about pivotal moments in Karen and Georgia's life and why they're interested in true crime. I don't know if this was really a 'how-to' guide but it did touch on a lot of true crime aspects. I think if you're a fan of the podcast, this is a must-read and even if you're not a fan but like true crime, it could be a fun and interesting read. 

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

"The Dinner List" has been on my to-read list for years. The summary instantly drew me in, I mean, dinner with the five people dead or alive, one of them being Audrey Hepburn, is enough to make me want to read. Sabrina's 30th birthday is nothing like she expected. We see the guests she most wants with her, including her father, a professor, her ex-boyfriend, and Audrey Hepburn. Rebecca's life is told through conversations at this dinner and it's not what I expected.

By the end of the story, I was fully invested and sobbing like a baby. This was a very sad but beautiful story and I loved every minute of it. It might be one of my favorite books ever...and definitely a favorite for the year, so far. I can't wait to read "In Five Years" by Serle because I'm sure it's just as good and possibly heartbreaking. If you need a good cry and a good inspirational read, I cannot recommend this enough.

The Last Wife by Nicola Marsh

"The Last Wife" was mind-blowing. I don't' know what else to say but it threw me for a complete loop. It was thrilling from start to finish and keep me on my toes the entire time. I didn't know where the story was going nor did I want the book to end. It was intense and insane. Ria and Grayson's marriage fell apart but she stayed part of their rich, famous family... that is until she gets threatening emails about the darkest family secrets. She needs to find out who knows their secrets... and why the women in the family keep having near-death experiences. Ria has to do this while keeping away the attraction of her ex-brother-in-law and trying to maintain her job. What happens at the end of the book, it will surprise you and make you question everything. 

If you read one thriller this year, make it this one.

What have you been reading lately?

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