Jana & Steph are bringing us book lovin' bloggers our favorite day of the month again - Show Us Your Books day! It's the day of the month that my goodreads gets the most activity...and I do love myself some goodreads. Be my friend (if we aren't already.)
What I've read since our last link-up:
1. The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter - Karin Slaughter is one of my favorite crime fiction authors, and this book is a prime example why. The story is gripping, and the characters are well-developed. Stories that are inter-connected include foster care, child abuse, personal relationships, domestic violence, parental relationships, the power of sports stars, and more. Does that seem like too much? It isn't. Slaughter works all of the stories together to make for a great read. Don't let the fact that this is part of a series scare you off. She gives enough information for you to read this as a stand alone thriller. 5/5
One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash - After reading Cormac McCarthy, and now Ron Rash, I'm thinking that I enjoy this regional Southern Gothic genre. This book captures the setting and culture of the Appalachia region telling a story over decades from the perspective of five different people touched by a murder. 3.75/5
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood - I had things to say about this book, and I said them in this post. Very different. Thought-provoking. 4/5
6. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer - I had things to say about this book too, and you can read them in this post. Relevant. Infuriating and important. 4/5
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover - For this book, the author teamed with a musician to create a soundtrack of sorts (which is a super cool, creative idea.) This book isn't perfect, but I forgive its flaws because overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and there are some really wonderful moments. I'm glad I saw this at the library, recognized the cover from readers' recommendations in my book challenge, and picked it up. 4.5/5 for the enjoyment factor.
Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo - I didn't get invested enough in the characters or the story to get too excited about the book. 2/5
Will you add any of these to your "to read" list?