Wow. This month was so good in the book department. I was super excited to get reading these titles after I picked them out and they did not disappoint one bit. I even ended up lending two of them out already for others to read, because that’s how much I liked them.
I started with Sleeping Giants, and literally cannot recommend it enough. This book was right up my alley in the science fiction department and so beautifully written through the use of interviews and articles that I could not put this book down. It tells the story of what happens in the world when the military starts to discover giant robot parts buried in the ground…and I will leave it at that. I cannot wait to pick up the sequel, Waking Gods, to see what happens next. Loved it.
SINCE WE FELL
Next, I read my pick for May’s Book of the Month. I chose Since We Fell. While at first the slow-paced beginning was full of, in my opinion, a boring back story, the storyline picked up quickly just after half-way the book. And after my interest was peaked the story ended up being so full of interesting twists and characters that I felt the need to finish as soon as possible to know the ending. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone willing to get through the first half. (Let me know what you think Mom.)
INTO THE WATER
Then, I read Paula Hawkins’ second novel, Into The Water. I haven’t read The Girl On The Train nor have I seen the movie, but because of the hype for that story I went into this one with high expectations. Hawkins did not disappoint. As women continue to turn up dead in a river in a small town in England the people have to figure out if all of them really were suicides or if some were actually murder. This book was really well written and had a compelling mystery that I wanted to solve.
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS
I finished up reading this month with last year’s BOTM Book Of The Year. All The Ugly And Wonderful Things definitely deserved to named Book of the Month’s 2016 Book of the Year. It was so freaking good. By far the best I read this month, and it was up against some pretty stiff competition. I couldn’t put it down, and finished it in a few days. I loved the way that the author was able to twist something normally so disturbing into a point of view where it becomes not only alright, but I actually found myself rooting for the forbidden romance. Is that wrong?
There were so many good things to read this month and I feel like they just kept getting better and better the more I read. Hopefully next month will be just as good.
For my June Book of the Month box I picked The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo. I also picked up a copy of A Gentleman In Moscow, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Couple Next Door. What are you reading next? >>