3.18.2015

2015 Books Read (so far...)

Happy Hump Day readers!

Is it just me, or is this a great week!?

I think all the excitement of St. Patrick's Day paired with some beautiful spring weather these last few days has me in an amazing mood!

Today I am excited to share the books I have read so far in 2015.

I am a shameless bookworm and find so much enjoyment out of spending an entire day vegged out on the couch with a good book.  This year, when beginning to select books, I have often found myself looking to this list that I found on Pinterest. It already had several books I had read (and liked) so I thought it would serve as a good go-to for other selections.

I am currently on my 8th book of 2015 and it feels great. Here's a look at what I've read so far this year...

I will rank each on a 5 star scale and mention a word or two about them!

3 Stars
Good, light read. Semi predictable..tells the story of Kit, 
a Wall Street divorcee and her path to find new love. 
Also interweaves the stories of a few of her close girflriends.

4 Stars
Tells the story of Gabby, a happily married middle aged woman--
Or so she thought...until...she meets Matt.
Will Gabby risk all for an affair with Matt 
or protect the family and life she holds so dear?

5 Stars
Kate, a single mother, struggles to balance work and family.
When she receives a call from her daughter's prestigious private NYC school,
and learns that her daughter Amelia has fallen (or jumped) to her death, 
Kate's world is turned upside down. But...did Amelia really jump?

4.5 Stars
Andy is an assistant DA in a tight-knit suburban town. He finds every aspect of his life
being compromised and put to the test when his son's classmate is found brutally
stabbed in the woods near school. When Jacob, Andy's quiet son, is found suspect of the
murder Andy will stop at nothing to prove his innocence.

4 Stars
Light read, but an especially good one. Alice wakes up after a spinning
accident to remember nothing from the last 10 years. 
(i.e. She doesn't remember the birth of any of her 3 kids, her impending divorce, 
or drama with her sister). The life she awakens to is nothing like the one she imagined, 
so a foggy-headed Alice works to remember and also fight for the life she always dreamed of.

2.5 Stars
This was a disappointment...it was compared to Gone Girl, but just didn't hit the mark. 
Jodi, an accepting wife, is tolerant of her husband's flaws...until he takes it too far
and finds himself a father-to-be with one of his mistresses. What will Jodi do
int the face of this challenge? Will she fight for she and Todd or only for herself?

5 Stars
A slower read, but well worth the effort. Tells the stories of Lavinia and Belle. 
Lavinia, an orphaned Irish indentured servant on a Virginia plantation and 
Belle, the young woman, entrusted with the care of Lavinia, 
who prepares delicious meals for the captain and his family from her kitchen house.

And I just started (and am definitely intrigued by) this book:


Have you read any of these books?

If so, what are your thoughts on them?

Do you feel the same way as I do?

Also..do you have any great suggestions for me to read next?

What are you currently reading?

Have a great day!

12 comments:

  1. I def have to read some books off of your list! Right now, I am reading The Husbands Secret... contrary to most people I think I am way more intrigued by it than Big Little Lies!

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  2. 8th book of 2015… good for you girl! I’ve heard good things about What Alice Forgot; that’s definitely on my list!

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  3. I've read 3 of the books you read: Defending Jacob and What Alice Forgot and I agree that both were awesome! I also read the Silent Wife and agree with you...it fell flat for me, and I didnt like either of the characters. Ill have to check out some of the other ones that you mentioned

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  4. I read the Kitchen House! Love any book that is historical fiction.

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  5. I've heard of What Alice Forgot, sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to find that soon!

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  6. Thanks for the recommendations. We are actually going to the library today so I will see if I can find any of these. I just read The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and really liked it! Cute story, quick read.

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  7. I have a feeling I'll be consulting this list soon to survive late nights with baby girl! I loved Reconstructing Amelia too!!

    Erin
    Attention To Darling

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  8. Goodness your a voracious reader! I'm only on my forth book this year. I'm seriously impressed. Such good suggestions, I've been needing some ideas for what to read next.

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  9. I wish I could say I've finished 1 book in 2015, but sadly I haven't had much time and fall asleep at night or watch series with my hubby! I loved the Kitchen House. I'm currently reading All the Light We Cannot See, very good but a little slow or something I'm not sure yet why It's taking me a while.

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  10. I don't know if my comment went through, but as you can see from my last blog post, I didn't love What Alice Forgot. I thought it was too long and repetitive. I'm reading The Opposite of Loneliness right now and next is Yes Please! Love this list though!

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  11. Yay, I've needed some book suggestions. Everyone has been reading The Girl on the Train, can't wait to hear what you think of it.

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  12. I really liked The Kitchen House. I'm adding What Alice Forgot to my list!

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