As I mentioned in my birthday bucket list post, my goal is to read at least eight books a year. Of course, I would LOVE to read more, but my track record the past few years has been bad fairly sad so I figured a goal of eight would be great! Since making this an official “goal”, I thought it would be fun to start tracking my books here, and share my favorites along the way with you. Especially with summer coming up, hopefully we will all have a little more time to get some reading in.
I am pretty excited to report that I have already read four books this year so far. I am also happy to report that I enjoyed all of them, so here is my two cents on each of them in case you are looking for some recommendations.
My 2019 Reading List
- The Perfect Couple- Elin Hilderbrand
I can’t believe it, but I am pretty sure this is the first book written by Elin Hilderbrand I have ever read and she did not disappoint. This book hooked me right away, and it was an easy read. It takes place in Nantucket at a summer wedding. And as wedding weekends go- there is lots of family drama and some interesting family secrets that unfold. When the Maid of Honor is found dead, it seems that there are actually lots of potential candidates that could be at blame and it’s fun to see how it all unfolds. A fun beach read and perfect for your summer beach bag.
- The Last Mrs. Parrish- Liv Constantine
Honestly, the first half of the book sort of dragged for me. I just kept asking myself- “where is she going with this?” It felt like there were so many unnecessary details that weren’t relevant to the story. But then BOOM. Half way through the book you get hooked and realize that all of those details are actually very relevant. Definitely a great thriller and once it hooks you with its twist, you literally cannot stop flipping the pages to know what happens at the end.
- It Ends With Us- Colleen Hoover
Wow. All I can say is, wow. This book will make you feel all the feels. It touches on very heavy topics, but is surprisingly an easy read. I felt so torn and involved with the characters lives and couldn’t wait to see how the story ended.
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
This book was recommended by one of my girlfriends as one of her favorite “thought-provoking” books from last year. So I was thrilled when I found it in my neighborhood Little Library a few weeks ago! And I completely agree that this book will keep you thinking for days after you finish it. The main character Eleanor Oliphant is as quirky as they come, but you immediately like her. This is an interesting perspective on loneliness and loss, but will also make you laugh out loud. I love the way the author builds the story with just enough details along the way to keep you wanting more. I read this book in a weekend and would highly recommend it.
Have you read any of these? I would love to hear your thoughts! What should I read next?