What I’ve Read Lately

 

 

Good morning!

How did that weekend fly by already? Do I say that every Monday…probably. Trevor was on call over the weekend so we had a pretty low key few days. I took Zain to a birthday party on Saturday (side note: those have really started in full force) and we just ran some errands and made muffins. 

Another thing I did was finally start my next book, Such A Fun Age which I am enjoying so far. I’ve shared this before but I have really started to make an effort to disconnect from technology in the evening and reading is a great way for me to do that. It let’s my mind be creative and tune out everything else which isn’t the easiest thing to do for anyone. 

I added a ‘Books’ highlight over on Instagram since that was being requested and just wanted to share a quick update on my last few books

 

 

Just Finished:

 

The Family Upstairs

Loved this book but it did take me some time to get into! It’s very dark and a little disturbing like all of Lisa Jewell’s books but that is my favorite kind of book 🙂 The book tells the story of estranged siblings Libby, Lucy, and Henry and their friends Phin and Clemency. Their parents had been found dead in their mansion when they were young by what appeared to be some kind of cult suicide. Lucy had been the only one left at the scene as a baby in her crib when police arrived. Cut to twenty five years later and Lucy is notified that she is set to inherit the multi million dollar home that hasn’t been touched. The revelation brings the family together and the very surprising truth about what happened comes to light. Once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down and loved the way the story played out. 

 

 

Verity

I don’t know how but this was my first book by Colleen Hoover. It was very dark and at times hard to read so beware if thrillers aren’t your forte! It tells the story of Lowen Ashleigh who is a struggling writer unsure of how to pay her next next month’s rent when an unusual request is presented. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, asks Lowen to complete the remaining books in a contract his permanently injured wife is unable to fulfill. With some hesitation she agrees and travels to the Crawford’s home to sort through Verity’s notes and work. While she’s there she uncovers a hidden manuscript that contains chilling admissions. The twists and turns in this book are fantastic and I finished it two days! 

 

 

Tell Me Lies

I wanted to love this book since I had heard such amazing things but the characters frustrated me more than anything. It alternates between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices and their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. They both have secrets from their past they are seemingly trying to run away from and somehow keep getting drawn back together. 

 

 

 

Currently Reading: 

 

Such A Fun Age

I just started this and will keep you all updated but the story comments on race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

 

 

Next Up:

 

Open Book

I loved Newlyweds and Jessica Simpson growing up and am excited to read this next after watching an interview with her. I think it sounds fascinating and although I am a physical book lover I may listen to this audiobook since she narrates it and I’ve heard it’s wonderful.

 

 

Hope these little updates are helpful and please share anything you have read and loved lately with me! 

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