Looks like the last time I did a book review was in March, so I have some catching up to do!
1 ★ don’t even bother
2 ★★ it’ll be a struggle and probably not worth your time
3 ★★★ not the worst, but not my favorite
4 ★★★★ kept me intrigued – you should read it
5 ★★★★★ I would read it again (maybe even buy it) – you should definitely read it
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Franny is a struggling actress in NYC who is coming up on the last days of the deadline she gave herself to “make it” in the acting world. There are many highs and lows, but Franny’s humorous and quirky take on things makes for an enjoyable read. I did feel like I was reading part of Lauren Graham’s autobiography.
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
In this psychological thriller, Grace and Jack seem to be the “perfect” couple. But we quickly learn that Jack is not who he seems to be. While I have to warn that the content is somewhat disturbing, I always find it fascinating how depraved humans can be.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
This was another quick, hilarious read of Mindy’s. She talks about actor and director life, food, relationships and everything in between.
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Some of you might recognize the author from the Twilight series (which I have never read), but this novel has nothing to do with vampires. An ex-agent is on the run from her former employees, but when she agrees to take on one more job for them, things don’t exactly turn out as agreed. Definitely a page turner that had me finding every spare moment to read.
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
As I prepare to bring my first child into the world, I was fascinated by this French take on pregnancy, childbirth and child raising. Pamela, an American mother living in France, discusses how French children sleep through the night very early on, don’t throw food and generally eat whatever is put in front of them.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
This alternate-universe science fiction novel is not a genre I typically read, but someone recommended it, so I picked it up on a library run. Jason Dessen is knocked out and wakes up on a gurney in a world he isn’t familiar with. As he tries to get back to the life he knows with his wife and son, he must overcome several obstacles and open the right door.
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
A quick and easy read, this story focuses on blind-from-birth Will Porter and his transition from a special needs school to a regular high school. When the opportunity for an experimental surgery that could give him his eyesight arises, Will decides to take the chance and have the surgery. Recovery is not what he expects it to be, but the new friends he’s made help him through the transition.
What have you been reading lately?