Ask Away...: Books I Recommend You Read [August]

Monday, August 28, 2017

Books I Recommend You Read [August]

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Another great summer month of reads! Check 'em out.



The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker

This was a fun read about a girl coming of age during a scary time on Earth where the rotation is slowing so the days and nights last a really long time.   The environment and setting is described so well that I feel like I'm there the whole time I'm reading.   The main character is trying to find herself amongst a changing world and family and personal troubles.   I really hope they make this one into a movie!


A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

This book is a memoir about Jen's marriage to psychopath and the damage it did to her.  It details how she got away but most of all it gives great insight into the abuse of relationships with psychopaths and sociopaths. I could hardly put it down!


Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
Wow what an amazing fictional crime read.  This had me on edge till I could finish it. A woman is pulled over and arrested and her kids are taken by the police officers, yet no one believes that's what really happened.   She has to find a way to save her kids and prove her innocence before they become victims of human trafficking. 



Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
I don't even know how to explain this book except in the most basic way. It takes place over a 3 hour period and it's about a mother and her young son at the zoo before it closes. As they go to leave, they hear gunshots.  Basically it's an active shooter situation and this book details how this woman uses her maternal instincts to save her sons life through the ordeal. I couldn't put it down and read it in 2 hours! 


MISSING: The Oregon City Girls by Linda O Neal 
A great true crime read about 2 girls that went missing in Oregon in 2002 and how a PI (and the step grandmother) of the one girl helped bring the man who did it to law enforcement. Beautifully written.


The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This book is actually 30 years old but it's a heartbreaking look at how a family copes after soon-to-be 9th grader Michael disappears. It covers a year with the family's pain and how they argue, mourn, get angry, and eventually come to terms with what's going on.


Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

WOW! What an awesome book.   A meteor hits the moon, knocking it closer to the Earth which throws everything off. Tsunamis, earthquakes, crazy weather.   It's basically like the end of the world. The book is told through journal entries of a 16 year old girl and how her family takes it day by day.  Bittersweet and very realistic!



Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
This is an easy and thrilling read about a woman who disappears and is then presumed dead after going on a hike.  Her family tries to cope for the next year while experiencing some strange thoughts that maybe things aren't what they seem. Great twist at the end too!



The Goddesses by Swan Huntley
Oh my God I'm obsessed with this book!  A woman, still working through her husband's affair, relocates with him and their 2 twin boys to Hawaii, where she meets Ana, a free spirit with a crazy story.  She becomes so engrossed in her friendship with Ana and it takes a major toll on her family, especially when Ana comes to live with them.  Things take a really really really dark turn towards the end.



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