I am so busy. Life can get so hectic sometimes. I'm sure you all know that feeling.
This week I have only had time to read one book, but at least it was a good one!
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty is about" Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them. But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio."
Being part of a trio. That's something I can somewhat understand. Not that I am personally part of a trio, but I have a trio. Sure, they aren't triplets, but having 3 kids all one year apart certainly involves laughter, drama, and mayhem. My kids speak their own language, share their own inside jokes, and have what my husband and I call "the power of three." It's really pretty cool.
I love Liane Moriarty. The first book I read by her was called What Alice Forgot and it was fantastic. And then recently I read The Husband's Secret, which was so so good!! And I have waiting in my stack of books, Big Little Lies so I'll be getting to that one soon!!
What are you reading?
It has been a CRAZY week!! I think I mentioned in a post (if not, I apologize, but I've talked about it on social media) that I have been reassigned to a library MUCH closer to my house. I spent this week working at this library and WOW...there is SO MUCH going on. A lot of changes are going to be happening in my life. And in my kids lives. They all start school next week, and my oldest is going to be starting middle school. Whew. Big deep breaths.
Okay, so what did I read??
Last week I mentioned that I was reading Buried Prey by John Sandford. Finished it, LOVED it. I really like the character of Lucas Davenport.
I don't typically read these types of mysteries, but I really liked it. It kept me guessing "who done it?" all the way up until the end. Very well done. I'm certainly going to add more of these novels to my must read list.
I also started and finished Luckiest Girl Alive. It was a good story. It was compared to Gone Girl, but nah, I don't think so. I don't want to give away too much because there would be the potential for a HUGE spoiler, but let me just say that the incident that Ani eludes to when talking about the documentary that she is being interviewed for was not something that I saw coming. So good job there Jessica Knoll. I also found out that Reese Witherspoon bought the rights to this book and is making it into a movie. I think Reese herself would be a GREAT Ani, but she might be too old as Ani is 29 in the story, so we'll see.
Have you read Luckiest Girl Alive? What did you think?? What else have you been reading?
This has been a slow reading week for me. I was only able to finish one book this week, but it was a good one!!
The Rosie Effect is the second book from Graeme Simsion. The Rosie Project was his first book and this book picks up where the other left off. Well, not right where the other left off. Rosie and Don are now married and have moved to NYC for Rosie to finish her MD and PhD, and Don is working at Columbia University (where Rosie is also going to school.)
New characters are introduced, and a more human side of Don is displayed.
It was really a fun book, and I highly recommend it.
I also started (just last night!!) Buried Prey by John Sandford.
Patrons at my library branch are always checking out books by John Sandford, but I don't think I've ever written anything by him, so I picked this one. It's got me hooked. I just started chapter 6, and I'm already super curious what is going to happen! From the author: "An entire block on the edge of the Minneapolis loop is being torn down for development, when an unpleasant surprise is unearthed: the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, underneath an old house. It looks like they've been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.
In 1985, Davenport was a young cop just about to be promoted out of uniform, despite a reputation for playing fast and loose with the regulations. A local hockey hero, a womanizer, a superb undercover guy, he was part of the massive police effort that followed the kidnapping of two girls who were never found again, dead or alive. Eventually, the case was closed.
But not for Davenport. Now, with the bodies discovered, he has the chance to investigate the kidnappings all over again, and the deeper he probes, the more one thing becomes clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth."
So that's what I'm reading these days. What are you reading???