The linkup for this monthly feature actually opened on Wednesday, but I always have this planned for the 15th of the month so I wasn't bumping it up! Plus this month's isn't terribly impressive, so I didn't see the need to rush it.
Now let's dig into the sad little list of mine!
The Likeness was unputdownable for me! I struggled hard to get started in the first Dublin Murder Squad book, but now I'm hooked on the series. This book is told from Cassie Maddox's point of view as she goes undercover to investigate a murder. I loved the descriptions of the house and all the eclectic characters within. I had to wait to check out the third book from the library, but I just started it yesterday. It's definitely coming with me to Vegas today! ($8.99 for Kindle)
The Moment of Everything was in the New Release section of our library, and I picked it up on a whim. It takes place in San Francisco, in the tech start-up world, but we spend most of the story in the Dragonfly, a used bookstore. There's romance and family drama, heartbreak and death. It was a decent read. Nothing special, but worth picking up with your library card. ($9.99 for Kindle)
It took me ages to finish Wild. I read it over my lunch breaks on my Kindle. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it. It was just fine. I couldn't relate to Cheryl, but I did enjoy reading about her time on the PCT. I honestly could've done without the flashbacks to her doing drugs and the on-again off-again marriage. It is a memoir though, so it wouldn't have been much without those! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'm hoping I'll enjoy it more than the book.
I finished up listening to all the Harry Potter audiobooks and immediately got back on the waiting list to start from the beginning again. I don't feel like I need to recap the final two books. The world knows what happens, but damn, JK Rowling can write a good story. I want to crawl into the Harry Potter world and live there.
Speaking of Harry Potter, you may want to check out the podcast Dear Mr. Potter. It's a part of the Story Wonk podcast series, and it's an in depth look at Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Right now they are just covering the first book in the series, but it is still so good! I'm nerding out.
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