Back in July I shared 5 books I had read since the start of summer. Well, since I have been on a reading binge, I thought it was only right to share 5 MORE books I have read since the start of summer and what I thought of each. Here's the scoop:
I saw a lot of great reviews about this one on Goodreads so I was really looking forward to reading it. I have read a TON of books about addiction (it's my area of interest), and I thought this one was just average. I enjoyed it, but nothing was special about it. If you're looking for a book with a similar theme, I would suggest something like We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff.
2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. THREE out of FIVE stars.
I couldn't get into this. Maybe it was all the hype, but I was expected something totally mind-blowing and it was entertaining at best. The entire time, I couldn't shake the feeling that I had read something similar before. It didn't feel original to me. To be honest, I had a hard time even finishing it.
3. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult. THREE out of FIVE stars.
Alright, you guys know I love Jodi but this one was just alright for me. I just couldn't really get invested in the story line. For me, it was more of a content mismatch. I still really enjoyed how it was written, however.
4. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. FOUR out of FIVE stars.
I have never read a book from Rainbow Rowell, so I'm really glad I found this one. I didn't know a single thing about the book before I picked it up, but the story line was so easy to follow that it wasn't a problem. I thought the book had a really unique story line and I appreciated the writing style. It wasn't my favorite but it has me convinced I need to read more Rowell books.
5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. FIVE out of FIVE stars.
Whenever there is a bunch of hype about a book, I always worry about whether it will live up to those expectations. This one did just that. This book kept me guessing the entire time and I loved how Moriarty weaved the different story lines together so flawlessly.
Have you read any of these? Are we friends on Goodreads? Let's connect!