I am really excited for this post, because January was a good reading month for me!
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. I loved this book. I was concerned it would be a little scary and dark, but I honestly didn't feel like it was - just more suspenseful. I was engaged the whole time and could not figure out how it would end...until the end. If you enjoy suspenseful novels, I would highly suggest checking this book out.
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. I love history and heard good things about these books, so I decided to try Lincoln first. The book starts a few weeks prior to Lincoln's assassination. I truly enjoyed this book because they somehow are able to stick to the facts, while making it a good read, rather than a dry, history textbook. I spoke with a coworker who read this shortly after I did, and he made a good point that the dialogue they used to fill in parts of the book probably wasn't spot on, and while that bothered him a bit, I still thought it was good. At the end of the book you find out what happened to all the major players at that time, which I really liked, too.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I thought it was a good read, especially if you enjoy reading about organization / decluttering. I shared a more in-depth review here.
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks. I LOVED this book. It had me smiling, it had me crying, especially at the end. It's about a husband who thought his marriage was in a good place, only to find out that his wife would like a divorce and then it follows him along throughout the entire journey of the separation, focusing on his relationship with his daughter, and his family. It was a very real-life book, and I can't say enough good things about it.
The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. This was a pretty good book. The story is about a woman who suffered a tennis injury and then follows her rehab and the changes she undergoes in order to make it back up to the top.
The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke. I have always been a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark, and this book was no different. She's a great mystery writer, and I don't think you can really go wrong in choosing any of her books. I will be honest and say I chose this one because Cinderella is my favorite, so the title got me. It's about a tv show that re-investigates old crimes to see if they can take another look and solve them. It was dubbed the "Cinderella Murder" because the young woman killed lost a shoe. While I kind of knew who the killer was before the end, I still thought it was a good book.
Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand. This wasn't my favorite Elin book. It's about a current wife and 2 ex-wives coming together after their husband/ex-husband dies. Lots of drama. If you like her books, then I would say give it a try if the story sounds interesting, but it just wasn't as good to me as others.
Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. Once I finished Killing Lincoln, I immediately checked out Killing Kennedy. That era always has interested me, but honestly I didn't know much about Kennedy or even many details about the assassination. I was a bit surprised at some of the personal ongoings of Kennedy, and even some other prominent figures, like MLK and even Vice President Johnson. I knew somewhat of their womanizer ways, but the book really touches upon that. I also never knew about Kennedy's time in the war, and that story just is pretty amazing. As with Lincoln, it just makes you wonder what would have been different, had these two enigmatic lives not been cut short.
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson. I have had this one on my reading list for awhile, and finally got to it last month. It's about a woman and the book literally makes you feel like she is living in two worlds. I had no idea where the book was going or what was right or wrong. It kept me guessing, which I enjoyed. The book was a little slow at some points for me, but I overall really enjoyed it.
February is shaping out to be a lot slower of a reading month, but I hope to get through a few and have some good ones to share!
Linking up with Whitney, Lindsay, and Steph.