Book Review: August 2017

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I totally got my days mixed up last week and missed the Show Us Your Books link up, so today I am sharing what I read in August.  A slower reading month for me (as this month is shaping up to be, too!), but I had some good ones!

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts.  This was an interesting book.  It's about a guy whose soon to be ex wife is murdered and he is a suspect.  He is not charged, but still wants to clear his name.  To get away from it all, he heads back to his family beach home, where he meets the quirky housekeeper and ends up finding himself again.  There is lots in between that of course, more mystery on top of his soon to be ex's murder.  I liked this book, as I do almost all Nora Roberts books.  The characters were good and I honestly wasn't sure how it was all going to play out.  The ending makes sense and it wraps up the whole thing nicely, which is something I always appreciate.  If you are a Nora Roberts fan, and enjoy her books like The Obsession and The Collector, I would suggest adding this to your list, too!  

The Host by Stephenie Meyer.  I really enjoyed The Chemist (and all the Twilight books), so when I realized there was another Stephenie Meyer book out there, I picked it up.  It was a little slow for me to get into, and I was a tiny bit worried that it would be too sci-fi for my person preference with the aliens taking over human bodies, but I ended up really, really liking it.  And I loved the ending.  The only thing I will say is that it is a longer book, so it can take a little more time to read (at least it did for me).  I do think it is worth it, though.  If you like her writing, and don't mind a little sci-fi (and some romance!), then definitely get this book.  

Southern Charm by Tinsley Mortimer.  I actually read this a month or two ago, but totally forgot to share it!  I picked up this book purely because Tinsley Mortimer is on RHONY.  It's a cute book.  It goes through the ups and downs of moving to NYC, and her relationships - both with work life and personal.  If you are looking for a light-hearted, easy read, this would be a good one to pick up! 

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris.  This book was so good!  I really liked Behind Closed Doors, so I was excited to read this book.  It really threw me for a loop and while I had a small inkling of one of the people involved, I really didn't think it would end how it did.  The breakdown kind of refers to two things - a woman passes another woman on the side of the road.  Thinking she is broke down and needed help, she pulls over, but the woman never gets out of her car, so she just drives on because it was storming really bad.  Come to find out, the woman was murdered.  The second thing it refers to, is the woman thinks she is losing it.  Weird things happen and she is super paranoid about the murderer coming after her, and her possibly being ill.  I feel like I can't say too much, but read this book.  It's a good one!   


  1. I told myself I would never read anothre BA Paris book after Behind Closed Doors (it straight up terrified me but I couldn't put it down) but this one sounds so intriguing!

  2. I almost picked up The Breakdown but put it down because it was full price. I need to see if I can get it from the library or Half Price Books. It sounds good!

  3. I keep hearing how good the Breakdown is, and I think I have it on hold from the library, so I'm excited (yet slightly nervous, lol) to read it.

  4. I loved all of the Twilight books, too, but since my friend told me that The Host was really weird and she couldn't finish it I never read it either. I've never been into sci-fi stuff either, but since you liked it, I kinda want to give it a whirl now!

  5. I really enjoyed The Break Down too! It was a good thriller for me last month, although I didn't like it as much as Behind Closed Doors. I'm glad that you ended up liking The Host once you got into it.