Today I’m sharing the books that I read over the past month.
I read 7 books this month! Usually I average one per week, but apparently I was in a reading mood in April. This month I read 2 books by Jennifer McMahon and 2 books by Harlan Coben. I was in the mood for thrillers and mysteries. I finished off the month with a classic that I’d never read before.
The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
This was the first book by Harlan Coben that I’ve read, and it was a good introduction because I really enjoyed it. The Boy From The Woods (affiliate link) was an easy to read, fun thriller that kept my attention throughout the whole book. I kept telling myself I’d only read one more chapter, but then I’d have to read just one more. While I thought that the ending was a bit rushed, overall I’m glad that I read it.
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
I found that The Winter People (affiliate link) was a mystery with a little bit of paranormal thrown in. I really liked it, so much in fact that I read another book by her later on in the month. Once again this was a new author to me and I’m excited to read more books from her. I can’t be the only one who’s happy when they discover a new author that they enjoy.
The Lake House by Kate Morton
I’ve read quite a few books by Kate Morton over the years, and I found The Lake House (affiliate link) to be just as good as the other ones I’ve read. I always like to try to figure out the endings of books – especially if they’re mysteries or thrillers. I wasn’t able to do it with this book. Everything I’d come up with a new theory, a plot twist would make it impossible to happen.
The Stranger by Harlan Coben
The second book by this author that I read, I really liked this one too. It took me a few chapters to get into The Stranger (affiliate link), but once the story got started rolling it was tough to put down. I was a bit disappointed with the ending for one of the characters – it was never really resolved and left me feeling like it wasn’t completely over. Maybe he’s planning to write a sequel.
Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
This is the second book by Heidi Perks that I’ve read. I like Three Perfect Liars (affiliate link) just as much as Her One Mistake. Three Perfect Liars follows the stories of three female characters who are all somehow connected to a marketing firm. It was interesting to read how the author brought all three characters together by the end of the book.
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
I found The Night Sister (affiliate link) to be another book that combined mystery and paranormal together in just the right proportions. This book is about several generations of a family in a small town in Vermont. There’s several different timelines going on during the book. It was fun to read about something that was revealed in one timeline that would then have an impact on the other ones. Jennifer has written quite a few books and I’m looking forward to reading more of them.
The Turn of the Screw
The last book that I read this month was The Turn of the Screw (affiliate link). It’s actually more of a novella – it was less than 130 pages. This is the first classic that I’ve read in awhile, and the first book by Henry James. I was really looking forward to it, thinking that it would be similar to The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into The Turn of the Screw. It was tough for me to understand at points and just took a whole lot of brain power to try to follow what was happening. I was thinking that there would be a few scary and creepy parts, but there weren’t.
I originally wanted to read The Turn of the Screw because there’s a show on Netflix called The Haunting of Bly Manor which is based on it. I’d watched about half of the episodes before I started reading the book. For once I liked the TV adaptation more than the book. That doesn’t usually happen.
What have you been reading lately? Have any recommendations for me?
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog. I really appreciate it!