June was a busy month in general and yet, still a good month for reading. I finished (9) books in June, making this (49) books for the first half of 2018.
- The Great Alone; Kristin Hannah (audio) 4.5/5 - June/June 2018
- The Little Clan; Iris Martin Cohen (ARC) 3.5/5 - June/2018
- Saving Cee Cee Honeycut; Beth Hoffman - 4/5 - June 2018 (reread-book group)
- The Banker's Wife; Christina Alger - (eGalley) 3.5/5 June 2018
- Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI; David Grann - 4/5 (audio) June/2018
- Right Behind You; Lisa Gardner - 4.5/5 (audio) - June/2018
- The Outsider; Stephen King (print/library) - 4/5 June 2018
- The Chalk Man; C.J. Tudor (audio) 4/5 June/2018
- The Waiting Room; Emily Bleeker (eGalley) 3.5/5
New Book Arrivals
- The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock; Imogen Hermes Gowar (sent by Penguin UK)
- The Great Believers; Rebecca Makkai (sent by Viking)
- Sweet Little Lies; Caz Frear (Zaffre Publishing)
- Putney; Zafka Zinoieff (sent by Harper)
- Go Ask Fannie; Elisabeth Hyde (sent by Amazon Vine - GP Putnam)
- Safe Houses;Dan Fesperman (sent by Knopf)
- The Myth of Perpetual Summer; Susan Crandall (sent by Gallery Books)
- The Long Path to Wisdom; Jan Philipp Sender (sent by Other Press)
In case you missed my post with my summer reading plans, here are the books I hope to complete.
- Baby Teeth; Zoje Stage - “We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”―Entertainment Weekly
- 84, Charing Cross Road; Helene Haniff - "84, Charing Cross Road will beguile and put you in tune with mankind... It will provide an emollient for the spirit and sheath for the exposed nerve." -- The New York Times
- Clock Dance; Anne Tyler - "A bittersweet, hope-filled look at two quirky families that have broken apart and are trying to find their way back to one another . . . The cast of sharply drawn characters dominates in ways both reflective and raucous across a series of emotional events.”
- The Dry; Jane Harper - A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper.
The Outsider; Stephen King- An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories. (completed 4/5)
- The Other Mother; Carol Goodman -“An atmospheric and harrowing tale, richly literary in complexity but ripe with all the crazed undertones, confusions, and forebodings inherent in the gothic genre. Recommend this riveting, du Maurier–like novel to fans of Jennifer McMahon.” — Booklist (starred review)
- Made for Love; Alissa Nutting - From the exciting and provocative writer of Tampa, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go to escape it.
- The House Swap; Rebecca Fleet -" She may not know exactly who is in her house. But she knows why they are there. A house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a chilling look inside a broken marriage filled with tantalizing secrets."
- Something in the Water; Catherine Steadman - “With unreliable characters, wry voices, exquisite pacing, and a twisting plot, Steadman potently draws upon her acting chops. . . . A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch.”—Kirk's Reviews (starred review)
- Moonglow; Michael Chabon - “A wondrous book that celebrates the power of family bonds and the slipperiness of memory….A thoroughly enchanting story about the circuitous path that a life follows, about the accidents that redirect it, and about the secrets that can be felt but never seen, like the dark matter at the center of every family’s cosmos.” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post)