Book Review – The Summer We Lost Her

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Genre: Mystery

This was a great suspenseful story about a parent’s worst nightmare.

Matt and Elise Sorenson are at their family camp in Lake Placid with their daughter, Gracie, when she is abducted. Their marriage is already on shaky ground and now they struggle with what their future may hold if Gracie isn’t found safe. In addition to Gracie being gone, Matt discovers a family secret that shakes him to his core. It had me routing for this family right up to the end!

I rated this book a 4/5 stars.

Book Review – Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction

This was the first book I’ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and it will not be my last. If you haven’t read this book yet, do it NOW! I loved this book.

The book is about a rock band from the 70’s and it reads as an interview. I felt as if I were present watching the interview take place. All of the characters were relatable and there is a revelation towards the end of the book that truly surprised me. Fantastic summer read!

Definitely a 5 star read for me!!!

June 2019 Wrap Up

Finally! I read more than 2 books in June. It was my standard 3 books, but I’ll take it! It’s also almost the end of July so I’m super late in posting my June wrap-up. 🙂

In Total I read 1,089 pages and my average rating was 4.33 stars.

Full reviews of all three books are in prior posts on my blog but short recaps of the books are below:

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Honey Talk by Declan Davey
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting lots of outdoor reading in!

Book Review – Honey Talk

Honey Talk – Declan Davey
Genre: Psychological Thriller

I received a free e-copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way changes or affects my review. 

Lily, the main character, is struggling with mental illness. The book started out slow for me, but it became more interesting the more I read and I couldn’t put it down. I enjoy a book with short chapters as it keeps me turning the pages and I thought the most interesting part of the story were the therapy scenes. 

Job well done to Declan Davey on his debut novel!

I rated this a 3/5 stars.

Book Review – Summer of ’69

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hildebrand
Genre: Historical Fiction

What a great book to start the summer with! 

This is the story of the Levin family and the summer they spent on Nantucket during 1969. Blair, the oldest sister, is pregnant with twins. Kirby, the middle sister, is very much caught up in the civil rights movement. Tiger, the only son, has been drafted and was recently deployed to Vietnam. Jessie, the youngest daughter, just turned 13 and is trying to find her way.

Kate, their mother, has been keeping a secret for years that she is afraid will come out. Finally, there is Exalta, Kate’s Mom, who is the Matriarch of the family and seems to be out of touch with the times.

I loved this book! This was the first book I’ve read by Elin Hildebrand and I know it won’t be my last! I felt as if I was truly transported back in time. I laughed and, yes, I cried too.

HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone who enjoys historical fiction.

This book received a 5/5 stars from me!

Book Review – Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
Genre: Mystery / Thriller

I want to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book which comes out on July 16.

This book follows a group of friends at an elite college in New England. Malin, the main character has a family secret and she’s learned to be very good at hiding it from everyone and making them think she is concerned with those around her. We also find out that Malin is not the only one in her group of friends keeping secrets.

On Senior Day, the secrets of Malin and those of her friends are revealed and a chain of events take place that end in a murder.

I loved this book! It had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. I’m not a fast reader, but I finished it in 6 days which is very fast for me! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Mystery/Thriller genre.

This book received a 5/5 stars from me!

May 2019 Wrap-Up

I was able to finish 2 books during the month of May. Both books were from authors that were new to me and one of the books was another ARC that I received through NetGalley!

In Total I read 837 pages and my average rating was 4.25 stars.

Full reviews of both books are in prior posts on my blog but short recaps of the books are below:

Miracle Creek
Genre: Mystery
5/5 Stars
From my Book of the Month subscription
The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams
Genre: Historical Fiction
3.5/5 Stars
ARC from NetGalley
Publish Date: July 9, 2019

Now that nicer days are finally here (we seem to have gone through a monsoon season instead of Spring here in the Northeast!), I’m looking forward to spending time out on my deck with a book in hand!

Happy reading friends!! 🙂