Books I Recommend You Read [January]

Monday, January 29, 2018

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Life's been getting in the way lately so I haven't read as much as I would like to but I still read a few great books.

The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

This is a great read about a girl who is raising her sister and how she is very intimately connected to several people in her life.  It has a little bit of mystery to it but is also a very down to earth story line.  

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

This was a great read taking place at a summer camp where a girl goes to be a counselor.  Meanwhile she's struggling with her mom's battle with cancer and then she finds out a big family secret.   This one pulls at the heart a bit but it's an awesome story line! 

The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard
This is an endearing but tragic memoir about Joyce and her husband Jim who married late in life and after just a few years of being together learn that Jim has pancreatic cancer. This is the story of their final 19 months together.  It's beautifully written!

Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan 
Oh my god this freakin' book.  I don't want to give anything away because the real touching part happens towards the end but wow! It's about two people whose lives intersect in ways they shouldn't and how they recover from that and how their relationship affects the people around them.  Then something huge happens and everything changes in a heartbreaking way. 

Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
This is a novel that's based on real life.  It's the story of Jeanette Walls' grandmother who grew up in the early 1900's.  Jeanette Walls is the author of the memoir The Glass Castle which I absolutely loved.  This book however provides a great look into Jeanette's bad-ass grandmother and how she took the world by storm.

Say My Name by Allegra Huston
This is a beautiful story about two lovers - one a married 48 year old woman and the other a young man in his 20's.  They meet randomly and have an exciting romance with no "commitments" and the book followers how her life evolves after that and how his evolves as well.  It was a nice little love affair book that was easy to read and beautifully written.  

The Fall of Lisa Bellows by Susan Perabo
This was one of those books that feels like a movie while you read it especially with how it goes back and forth from one "world" to another.  A middle school girl is in a deli when it gets held up at gun point and her classmate disappears with the suspect.  Meredith (the girl) is deeply upset and in her world she plays out a fantasy of what she thinks happened.  It's a great read and is so well written that you can see each seen playing out very vividly.

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  1. some of these sound awesome! i will have to save this post- the last one and the names they called you both sound like books i would enjoy.

    1. Girl they both were awesome!!! let me know what you think!


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