This Week’s Books! #Books #Reads #Reading

Hello, fellow readers! How’s your week going? I thought I’d do a quick post to talk about the books I’m reading this week. Luckily, I was approved for one highly anticipated read from NetGalley, and there’s a stack of other physical books to read as well—some that I’m reading with my kids. Last week I sort of strayed from my plan and ended up reading a few recommendations. One of them was deeply disturbing (Tampa by Alissa Nutting), so I’ll be posting that review later this week, but I won’t be talking about that book today. Here’s what we have going on this week:

A Summer to Remember by Erika Mongomery

I just finished this a few days ago. This was a giveaway win, and it turned out to be a pretty good story. It transported me to summer! This would make a great beach read. My review will be posted later this week…

Blurb:

For thirty-year-old Frankie Simon, selling movie memorabilia in the shop she opened with her late mother on Hollywood Boulevard is more than just her livelihood–it’s an enduring connection to the only family she has ever known. But when a mysterious package arrives containing a photograph of her mother and famous movie stars Glory Cartwright and her husband at a coastal film festival the year before Frankie’s birth, her life begins to unravel in ways unimaginable.

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Book Review: What Doesn’t Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness – Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller #BookReview #ChronicDisease #Autoimmune #ChohnsDisease


What Doesn’t Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness – Lessons from a Body in Revolt

by Tessa Miller

Blurb:

The riveting account of a young journalist’s awakening to chronic illness, weaving together personal story and reporting to shed light on living with an ailment forever.

Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital—beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better.

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Book Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay #Thriller #EveryLastFear #BookReview #NetGalley

Every Last Fear

By Alex Finlay

Review:

I’ve read some really intense, outstanding books this year so far. Every Last Fear turned out to be an excellent mystery thriller!

The story begins with Matt, a college student who’s suddenly informed that almost his entire family is dead. It doesn’t really make any sense that these deaths could be an accident, and there’s more to the story that’s yet to be disclosed. The family already has some history, and now Matt has to deliver the news to his brother who’s serving time for something from his past. Were these deaths just an accident, and can all of this somehow connect?

Here’s a true puzzling thriller that I refuse to spoil! I’ll admit that I was a little nervous at first with the different points of view and the back and forth writing, but it came together perfectly and wasn’t hard to follow at all. It wasn’t easy to figure everything out right away either, which is always ideal when reading books with a mystery. The book is heavily character driven, and it’s like you really connect with these people. The strong family theme pulled me in as well.

If you love intense thrillers with surprising twists, go check this one out, and be sure to go in blind. I practically finished this in one sitting.

5*****


I’d like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Chevy Stevens “Dark Roads” #Fiction #Thriller #ChevyStevens #DarkRoads #NetGalley

Dark Roads

By Chevy Stevens

Review:

Chevy Stevens has done it again, totally sweeping me off my feet with this perfectly-paced thriller. Dark Roads is the type of thriller I strive to find—one that totally takes me away from real life and leaves me turning the pages so quickly that I’m completely lost.

Summary: Stay off Cold Creek Highway…at least that’s what the locals say. Too many people have gone missing either from hitchhiking or just bad luck. Hailey thinks she may have figured out the mystery on her own, but now she’s left isolated and needs to find clues to put the story together and end it once and for all. Beth is an outsider with secrets and many problems. She’s come to Cold Creek to a memorial for the lost victims of the highway, hoping to close this chapter of her life and get back on her feet. While in town, she takes matters into her own hands to avenge a family member. Beth and Hailey want the same thing, but can they come together to solve this mystery without getting themselves killed? 

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