Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Show Us Your Books {Sept 2021}


Sorry I'm still sort of MIA - I'm still on the hunt for a new computer. 
Luckily, I update my Book list as I read so I had this post ready to go...

Still hoping to be back to blogging regularly soon!

Not a Happy Family
**** / Really Liked It

Quick Summary:  A wealthy couple is brutally murdered & the 3 kids that are set to inherit millions were the last to see them at a Easter dinner - did one of the kids do it?

I dont usually do mystery books but this one really held my attention.  I was guessing up to the end & kept switching my thoughts all the way through. In the end, it was a fun ride into a twisted & damaged family.

The epilogue is a must read to wrap up the story if you pick this one up.

This book has short chapters & different sections in each chapter - when things are broken up in short segments, it just makes it easy for me to read - holds more of my attention.  

Glad I chose this as my Book of the Month pick for August

"... now she thinks about the family taint - the streak of psychopathy that has run through the Merton family.  She wonders if it lurks hidden inside one of them"

The Girl in the Mirror
DNF / Didnt like it

Quick Summary: Twin Sisters Iris & Summer look identical on the outside but totally different on the inside. When Summer needs Iris's help on a yacht trip, only Iris gets off - but she takes on the role of Summer to step into her life. 

I just couldnt.  This book just felt GROSS to me. I got through 25% & was like NOPE. 

From the get go, you just how demented Iris is for her hate of her sister , how jealous she is of her, how badly she wants her sisters husband & then there's a will thrown in from their dad that states his full millions of dollars will go to the first person who gives an heir. Iris's goal in life, as a young pre-teen is now to have a baby, no cares for her family - greed all the way.

When it got to the point where there was talk of a step sister getting pimped out to get married as soon as she hit 18 so she could get pregnant & get the money, I was like, I'm out. 

It may be a twisty good book in the end, but I was just so grossed out by characters & the plot of the story.   Stuck to my 100 pages rule - if I'm not into by then, its gone... I'm good with passing on this one.

>>> No quote because EW! <<<<

Side note - I went & found a podcast that talked about the book so I could hear how it all played out. I think I would have been so confused at the end & it was still EW!

So We Meet Again
*** / Liked It

Quick Summary:  Jess Kim gets unexpectedly laid off her job & moves home only to find her childhood nemesis Daniel is also home. Can Jess work with her past enemy to use their business skills to create a new career path?

I stumbled upon this at the library - it was totally in the wrong place so I felt like it was a sign I was supposed to pick it up.

It was a cute & easy read.  Started off really strong, making me really laugh out loud & enjoying the characters.  

I thought the frenemy store line was cute - but it took too much of a "business speak" route that i didnt care for in a cute rom-com & then it just felt unreal a little bit. I mean, who posts one video & all of a sudden gets all these business deals laying out in their lap?  

All that aside - it's just a cute little read. Not a MUST read - but a good book to sit out & just pass the time well enough.

“Because love wasn’t shown only with the acts of cooking and feeding. Love was also about not giving up on the other person.”

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