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  • Writer's pictureJessica

July Reading Recap

a stack of four books on a couch

This month I read a lot of older books. Rather than rushing to finish advance review copies, I wanted to relax a little bit and take my time with other books that have been on my list for awhile. And overall, it was a pretty great reading month!

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman, 3/5 stars

My month didn't start off with the best read, but I'm still happy I tried this popular thriller. I didn't like the protagonist very much in this domestic suspense novel, so I didn't enjoy the story as much as I probably could.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, 4/5 stars

When you read a lot of thrillers, sometimes you can spot twists and turns in the story from a mile away. There is one big twist in this book that genuinely shocked me. I had to go back and reread a few parts to make sure I understood what happened!

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, 4/5 stars

Oh, Liane Moriarty. You got me hooked on your books with Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret. This book was a bit slower-paced than her others, but I still liked the story a lot.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, 4/5 stars

After I devoured The Wife Between Us I needed more, so I grabbed the authors' first book from my library. And it was just as good! Like I said in my review it's best to go into this story blind so you can fully enjoy the the thriller's reveals.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, 4/5 stars

I was clearly binging on thrillers at the beginning of this month, so I took a break with some historical fiction. Fans of classic writers/Ernest Hemingway/the 1920s, check The Paris Wife out.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, 5/5 stars

Little Fires Everywhere is one hyped up book on Instagram, Goodreads, and pretty much everywhere else. And I loved it! Penguin Press even shared my post on their feed which was really awesome to see.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, 4.5/5 stars

I'm new to romances, but figured I'd give them a try since they seem to make the perfect summer read. The Proposal was light and sexy and fun, and now I'm a Jasmine Guillory fan.

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, 5/5 stars

July ended with a bang thanks to Miracle Creek. My favorite read of the month by far. Plus, Angie Kim commented on my Instagram review, which prompted me to do a happy dance around my house when I saw it!

For more in-depth reviews on some of these books, find me on Goodreads.

And check out my full review of Miracle Creek!

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