Finding Audrey | I wish I could remember who recommend this book because I loved it so much I almost reread it again the next day & have already bought a hardcopy. The story is about a teenager suffering from a severe anxiety disorder-- so it touches on a really serious issue, but it's written with so much humor & heart. I do not at all think that Kinsella was making light of mental illness even though this book was funny- I laughed out loud quite a few times and I think it definitely helped that I grew up with a brother who was also pretty into gaming so I could appreciate all of the video game drama going on in the household. Audrey's mom is completely overboard, but I loved her.
Flawless | The second book in the PLL series and it was perfect for keeping me occupied on a quick flight to Michigan last month.
Deliver Her | I recently discovered Amazon's kindle first program- they give you six book choices that will be released next month and you can read one for free. I went with the suspense option and chose Deliver Her and it was so slow-- the first 40-50% of the book is told by the book's synopsis, so there's not much suspense there. It's hard to explain, but it's about a teenager who experiences the loss of her best friend and acts out so her mom wants to send her away to a treatment facility, so she hires someone to transport her there and they get into an accident and Alex is missing. You'd think the missing part would be the main drama, but I think she was only actually missing for like three chapters.
Secret Sisters | This was described as a romantic suspense, which intrigued me-- but after finishing the book I don't think it's my cup of tea. Right away I had kind of an iffy feeling when one of the main characters tells someone that they killed someone and they're buried under a gazebo- and it's received as no big deal. The whole book kind of reminded me of an adult PLL as far as people being murdered and then two seconds later life goes back to normal. The overall mystery element that finally wraps up in the end was good and I enjoyed the little bits of romance, but overall it was forgettable.
Out of the Easy | I came across this book from one of Erin's recent book posts and it was such a good find because I loved this book. A big majority of the time I can tell if I'm going to enjoy a book by the first page, and this was definitely one of those books that pulled me in right away. I'll admit, there was a bit of the first half that was a little bit slow, but then it sped up and there was so much suspense mixed in with an overall enjoyable story set in the 1950s in New Orleans.
Tipping Point | I finally tried another audiobook and this one was a success! I decided to go for a non-fiction option because not only do I enjoy non-fiction, I thought it would be a lot easier to listen to while multi-tasking. I scrolled through the available audiobooks from the library and wasn't having much luck, but when Tipping Point was available I figured it would be worth checking out. I haven't read any of Gladwell's other books in full (I read part of David & Goliath & didn't like it), but I think a big part of the reason I enjoyed this one so much is because I was familiar with the examples he used in the book. He talks about Baltimore in the 90s and then he talks about Paul Revere-- which was fresh in my mind after our trip to Boston earlier in the month.
The book is read by Gladwell, and I'll be honest he doesn't have the most exciting tone of voice, but he read fast enough that I didn't feel the need to try and speed it up.
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