I love reading book reviews and getting recommendations from friends. I have a long commute and enjoy getting a lot of extra reading time! Here are a few books I read and loved recently. I’d love to know what you recommend!
The Guest Room: Kristen Chapman’s husband, Richard, hosts his brother’s bachelor party (complete with hired entertainment) at their house. The two women stab and kill their bodyguards and we realize that they are victims of human trafficking. Kristin and Richard’s life becomes a nightmare. Their home is a crime scene, Richard is on leave from his job, everyone knows what happened at the bachelor party, and Kristen isn’t sure she can forgive Richard for the time he spent with in the guest room with one of the women. One of the women is finally free…but she is in danger. I read this book so quickly. The book deals with some challenging topics, but it is an interesting read. You’ll be surprised by the ending.
The Ramblers (c/o): Clio Marsh, Smith Anderson, and Tate Pennington are all college friends navigating their thirties in NYC. Clio Marsh is a bird-watcher dealing with her first serious relationship while learning to understand and deal with her past. Her best friend, Smith Anderson is the daughter of one of New York’s wealthiest families. She has a organization company and organizes the lives of others as her prior engagement has fallen apart…and her younger sister is getting married. Tate Pennington has returns to the city after selling his app and dealing with a divorce. The book has been called a love letter to NYC. I couldn’t put this book down. You’ll feel like you are best friends with all of the characters. It reminded me of a grown up Gossip Girl.
The Kind Worth Killing: Ted Severson meets the mysterious Lily Kintner at an airport bar. After having one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing dark details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who has been cheating on him. Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda and Lily says she’d help. They come up with an elaborate plan as you learn more about Lily’s past. You have to read this thriller. It’s one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time.
Eightysixed (c/o): Eightysixed is a memoir by twenty-something, Emily Belden. She wrote the book after breaking up with the man she thought was “the one.” Emily starts dating again and meets a mix of drug addicts, embezzlers, perverts, chefs, and finally her now husband. The book is hilarious, fun, and real. I met Emily and she is even more fun in person!
Pretty Happy: Kate Hudson’s book Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body discusses fitness, nutrition, health, and insights on boosting self-esteem and confidence. The book is packed with quizzes, information from experts, and action-oriented advice for living a healthy lifestyle. I really enjoyed it and found myself taking the quizzes and using Kate’s self-care advice.
What books do you recommend? I want to read them!
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