Even though it can feel like FebruEVER, my book list was short this month. Probably because the majority of my month was taken up with obsessing over our Disney trip (which truly was magical)!! I did mange to make it though three books that were all a different genre, which is a change for me since I usually always gravitate toward Historical Fiction.
As always I would love to hear your ‘goodreads’! Drop a comment with your favs this month below.
I started off the month with the suspense/thriller The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I can definitely be a scaredy-cat, so this whole thriller/suspense genre is new to me. This read had just the right amount of suspense; enough to keep me on the edge of my seat but not so much that I had to sleep with all the lights on. It was full of unknown twists, which I think makes for perfect entertainment. This is a hard one for me to give you a synopsis of because the story isn’t what you expect it to be. Basically it is s story of a husband and wive(s). There are flashbacks from present-day to the past. Just when you think you have it all figured out, it changes. Hendricks and Pekkanen must have so much fun working together. They just came out with a new read that I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Next up was The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar. Y’all know I love some historical fiction, and this one did not disappoint! The setting starts out during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and moves through the end of the war taking you all around the country and ends with a rescue mission in France. This is Salazar’s first book, and it is educational, emotional and really really beautiful. You follow the story of The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), which is a topic I was not familiar with. Basically during WWII while all the men were overseas, there was a group of women back home testing, training and transporting fighter jets and beyond. This is a story about courage, love and loss, and the power of friendship. I felt so connected to the characters and invested in their stories that I found myself constantly thinking of them throughout the day. After I finished I became a bit obsessed with this time in history. It seemed so sad to me that we know and hear so little about this organization that helped so many. Another case of bada** women flying under the radar and taking charge. I cannot wait to see what Noelle Salazar writes next.
The last book this month was Before I Let You Go but Kelly Rimmer. After reading Rimmer’s last book The Things We Cannot Say, I became a bit obsessed with her (I.e. following her on IG, reading all her reviews on GoodReads). Everyone raved about this title so I knew I had to add it to my list. This is a story about addiction. We learn the ins and out on how an addiction can start and how it affects not only others but the actual addict themselves. Completely different from her previous book, this story takes place in present day and follows the relationship between two sisters who started out the same but both took two totally different life paths. This book made me think about how experiences from your past shape who you are, and how a lot of that is out of your control. Spoiler alert, there is a happy ending, however, it’s not the one you would expect. And yes, make sure you have your tissues handy.