I'm excited to share these books with you because January has been a VERY good reading month for me! I absolutely loved all three of these books - even though they're all quite different from one another. Two were from new to me authors, and one is a book that I've been dying to get my hands on for almost a year. I had such a good time putting this together that I've already made a trip to the library to pick up books for February!
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale was probably one of the best books I've ever read. I started it after school one rainy afternoon when I didn't have practice & ended up until 12:30 because I just couldn't put it down. I had to find out what happened. The main character, Aimee, has to bury her fiance on what should've been her wedding day. As if that's not tragic enough, a lady approaches her in the parking lot after the funeral telling her that he's still alive. While she knows that it's completely farfetched, it plants a seed of doubt in Aimee's mind that fuels her quest - both for answers and to rebuild her own life - over the next two years. The book reminded me of a cross between Big Little Lies & What Alice Forgot - two of my favorite books, so if you loved those, I'm confident that you'll love this too! And if you don't want to take my word for it, know that I stumbled upon it because it was one of Amazon's Best Books of 2016 :)
The next book I read this month was also suspenseful, but is definitely a mystery and not a romance. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith centers around the delivery of a severed leg... so yeah, no romance. If you don't know, Robert Galbraith is actually J.K. Rowling's pen name for the Cormoran Strike series. I have read both of the other books - Cuckoo's Calling & The Silkworm - and enjoyed them both, so I was really looking forward to this book. It is LONG - like 500 pages - and there's a lot of information to digest, but the mystery that unfolds is worth it!
The last book I read this month was Silver Girl by Elin Hildebrand. This is the first Hildebrand book that I've read, but I know so many people who adore her novels. I have to say - I'm with them! Silver Girl is about two women - Merideth and Connie - who are both trying to rebuild their lives after catastrophic events. It's set on the adorable island of Nantucket, and I have to say, I'm already planning a little trip to visit just because it sounds so picturesque!
If you've read any of these books & have thoughts to share - please do! Any suggestions for next month, let me know! I have a whole week off & know that I'll spend a good portion of it snuggled under a blanket while the girls play - so give me all you got!