What I've Read Lately

I wanted to share some books that I've read lately that I think you might enjoy as well. The photo above is from the coolest bookstore in Lisbon - Ler Devagar. I'm an avid Dateline watcher and in the same token I also enjoy murder mystery books. 

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
A very dark, suspenseful thriller about two adult sisters who haven’t spoken for years but come together to look into the past to uncover who murdered their 3rd sister when they were kids. The book is extremely graphic and disturbing so it’s not for everyone. The author is a great storyteller and there are so many twists and turns.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Flynn is the author of Gone Girl and Dark Places which both got turned movies. There is an HBO mini series based on this book.  A reporter returns to her small hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. The title alludes to the reporter being a recovering self-harmer. The book is filled with a bunch of hateful characters.  It’s a freaky and twisted tale.
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
When her roommate disappears, and the police investigate, Leah discovers that she never really knew her roommate, everything was a lie.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

I loved her other book “The Woman in Cabin 10” and this is another mystery thriller about four girls who are bound together by lies. Four high school friends played the lying game in boarding school meet up 17 years later as the last lie they told has come to haunt them.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Fictional 1950s Hollywood starlet Evelyn Hugo is writing her memoir of having seven husbands. Some of the events and characteristics of her could be taken from other stars: Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rita Hayworth. The hidden theme of the book, that I didn’t know before picking it up, was about Evelyn’s secret lesbian relationship and how she’s had to live two lives for 7 decades.

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
The best way to experience this book is to listen to the audio book. I listened to a clip after I finished the book and then wished I went that route instead because you hear his energy as he shares his story. The book is Kevin’s memoir and what a struggle he’s had to get where he is today. It’s an interesting behind the scenes of what it takes to become a comedian and all the hard work he put into it. The book was as funny and brutally honest as his standup.
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
A collection of personal essays about Tiffany’s life growing up poor in LA. I couldn’t stop laughing while reading this book. I didn’t know who she was until I watched the movie Girls Trip, but since then I’ve followed her career and hilarious, crazy humor.

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