In today’s post I’m sharing some of the books that I’ve read lately.
I’m always interested to hear about what other people are reading. I’ve found some amazing authors that I’ve really enjoyed by having them recommended to me. That’s part of why I like sharing the books that I’ve enjoyed reading on the blog. I frequently share what I’m reading in real time over on Instagram, so be sure to follow me over there if you enjoy these kinds of posts.
The Night She Disappeared
I’ve been a fan of Lisa Jewell’s for a few months now and I was pretty sure that I would like The Night She Disappeared (affiliate link). The book follows the story of a young woman who has been missing for a year and her mom who is searching for her. There’s also a boarding school in the small English village with a new headmaster. His wife has started to receive clues about the missing young woman. I loved how Lisa connected the two storylines as well as incorporating the like of the missing woman in the lead up to her disappearance.
The Curse of Oak Island
I’ve shared before that The Curse of Oak Island show is a guilty pleasure for me. I watch it knowing that they’re not going to find anything substantial – I mean if they did find treasure it would be all over the news. While the show does go into a bit of the history of Oak Island, the book (affiliate link) by Randall Sullivan goes into a lot more detail. It was fun to learn about why the various theories could be true, but at the same time there’s no proof for any of them. If you’re a fan of the show and would like to learn more about the history of the theories of Oak Island, I would recommend reading The Curse of Oak Island.
Just like Lisa Jewell, I’m a big fan of Sarah Jio’s as well. Always is one of her books that I haven’t read yet, so when I saw it on the shelf at the library, I decided to check it out. Always (affiliate link) goes between two timelines. The past features the main character and the guy she was dating at the time. They ended up breaking up and she thought he had left town. She was devastated. The present time features her and her new fiancé. They’re having dinner at a fancy restaurant downtown and as they leave the restaurant, she sees her old boyfriend begging on the sidewalk. She’s understandably shocked and before she can say or do anything, they leave. The book chronicles the former relationship and how the main character tries to track him down as someone who is homeless.
Since part of the book is set in the 90’s and two of the characters were in the music industry, there’s lots of references to bands that were popular at the time. I really enjoyed that part because I listened to a lot of the music and artists who were mentioned.
Winter Street series
I’m about half way through the last book of the Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand. The series contains 4 books, the first of which is Winter Street (affiliate link). The Winter Street books follow the lives of a family on Nantucket who own an inn. I love the way Elin Hilderbrand creates her characters, and the ones in these books were right up there with some of my favorites. I wrote these books off for awhile because they were all so short, but I’m so glad that I decided to give them a try. If you’re a fan of Elin’s writing, I would highly recommend this series.
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