Recently Read

I love nothing more than to kick back and spend a day reading a good book. It instantly relaxes me and I get a few hours of where I completely forget about my life. I know one of my mom's most vivid memories of me growing up is sitting in a corner with a literal pile of books and just reading them. While I don't get to read that often anymore, I do manage to find the time to sit down and read. Currently I'm rereading the Harry Potter series a little fall tradition I've had since I was a kid. Here are some books I've read recently which I loved. 

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Little Fires Everywhere// What Happened // Before We Were Yours // Amanda Wakes Up // Neverwhere // Beartown

 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

This novel was on my amazon recommendations list and I’m so glad I decided to give it a go! The writing is beautiful and all the characters are intricately written. It follows the lives of a mother daughter duo who move into a suburban town outside of Cleveland. Their out of the norm lifestyle shakes things up a little and fascinates everyone around them. The story hits topics like family, gender roles, socioeconomic backgrounds without being blunt about it. Deff a great Sunday read. 

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

As a self proclaimed and widely recognized political junkie, I looked forward to reading this book for months. I remember volunteering for the Clinton campaign in October of last year and everyone in the office being so confident about it all and inevitably being stunned by the results come November. What Happened is a candid book about the 2016 election. It’s honest and makes you laugh and cry. It hits all the topics you wanted to ask about and once and for all answers those questions. Personally, I’m still grieving that loss and I think a lot of others are too. 

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Oh this story is freaky and SO GOOD. You all know how much I love stories with multiple sides and story lines and this one did not disappoint. I could not put it down and may have opted to skip class last Wednesday so I could keep reading. It’s loosely based on the 1930s scandal where poor children were kidnapped from their families and then sold to wealthier families who could not have children. This story follows Rill Foss and her four younger siblings in 1939 who were unfortunate victims of the kidnapping and Aiken in present day who is a wealthy lawyer who ends up down the rabbit hole of his family’s dark history. 

Amanda Wakes Up by Alysin Camerota

This is a great quick read! It follows Amanda a reporter who lands a TV host gig and while she feels like she’s finally in a place where she can make others proud of her, she herself is stuck. The story follows an election plotline similar to our own in 2016 and it gave me war flashbacks (seriously). Think chic lit meets politics. Deff something to add to your morning commute list. 

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

This book is perfect for October! It about a young business man named Richard who unexpectedly finds himself transported into another city right in London's underground. The city is full of monsters, mythical creatures and everything weird and freaky. The novel is short and fun. If you're a fantasy fan definitely give it a go. Gaiman isn't considered one of the best for no reason now! 

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

This book started out slow but, quickly gained speed and once I was into it I couldn't put it down. Backman is a beautiful writer to creates some of the most well thought out and amazing characters. You never think oh that would never happen in real life. The novel is about a small hockey town that's crumbling. A traumatic event occurred during the Hockey semi finals and like any small town, it catapulted. I found this book to be incredibly thrilling. If you loved A Man Called Ove it's nothing like it but equally as good. 

 

Anything good on your nightstands lately? Comment and share I'm in desperate need of some good books!

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