Books I Recommend You Read [August]

Monday, August 27, 2018

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Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
This was a book that was hard to put down because I just wanted to find out what was really going on.  A group of lab partners are gunning for the positions of being able to work on a new study of an affliction that causes some women do act out in rage.  Kit (the main character) suddenly sees someone from her past (Diane) is now joining them in the lab.  Diane told her a very very big secret years ago and Kit has been tortured by it. When Kit accidentally spills the beans to someone who then ends up dead, everything begins to unravel quite quickly.  

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
This is an eerily realistic story about a mom whose daughter seems to be a psychopath even at age 4. She refuses to speak except she utters horrible things to her mom when dad isn't around. As the book unfolds we see how much of a master manipulator this child is and we can only hope her dad will see it too.

The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend―the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose―does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.
Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job―and her future.
The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.

The Wife by Alafair Burke
This book had me up and down emotionally. I became frustrated and angry with the characters as they transformed.  What at first seems like a husband that went astray, and killed his mistress when word got out, may actually be way deeper than anyone realizes. And is his wife a victim or is she in control of a lot more than anyone knows?

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
A nice easy read about a girl that lost her best friend and is now in a dark place.  Then one day she sees someone that looks like her friend and they both meet some guys.  This book has lots of magic and plenty of secrets.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
 This book is about a soldier that helped overthrow the oppressor of an island ruled by religion.  Adjusting to life after the war is difficult and when someone goes missing everyone tries to figure out what happened and how to solve it.


  1. So going to have to read give me your hand. This is the second blog I have seen it on.


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