Synopsis: Beyond race, class, or other factors a powerful caste system influenced people’s lives and behavior and the nations fate. Caste is an eye opening story of people and history and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of American life today
This month flew by! I’m hoping to finish the month with this book which seems great for the current state of society and with the election next week!
I haven’t read anything from Fredrik Backman before and I’m now wondering why I haven’t he’s such a talented author! Synopsis: Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life or death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over.
I enjoyed every page of this book. I wasn’t expecting some of the twists that took place but I enjoyed every last one. I really liked the ending and how there was a happy ending to all of the chaos. I found it to be a story about what happens when we become hopeless and don’t know where else to turn. But when we have a solid support system that gives us hope we can carry on. I will be checking out other books by this author I really enjoyed his writing style.
Happy Thursday!! I feel like this has been a very popular book on bookstagram and I’ve been so excited to read it. There were other books I needed to read before I got to it. I’m slowly knocking down my tbr and I’m so proud of myself! I don’t know when my list got out of control but it did and I don’t have any regrets 😂😂😂 so many great books on my list lol. I have one more book left on my list for this month so hopefully I can read it before the mont ends. 😊 Have a great week guys! 💕💕
After taking a book hiatus..( very unplanned) I finished home before dark over the weekend!
This is my first Riley Sager book and I enjoyed all the twist and turns he threw at me. I saw this book all over the gram and figured it would be the perfect october book to read and wasn’t disappointed.
I liked how the book told the story of the present and the past it gave so much perspective and intrigue to the story. Again the twists and turns really got me, right when I think I’ve solved the mystery and it’s over something happens to throw that theory into the trash. I also enjoyed that even though it was a thriller the main character kind of ended her story on a happy note sort of (besides the stuff with her mom). As someone who gets startled by her own shadow I felt that this book wasn’t as scary 👻 as I’d pictured. I can’t wait to read more by Riley
I finished The Guest List by Lucy Foley in one whole day! It was so good I just didn’t want to put it down. I didn’t think I would squeeze one more book in before September ended but I managed and it was worth it. Synopsis: On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate the wedding of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. Will is a rising television star, handsome and charming. Jules I a smart ambitious magazine publisher. Everyone on the island has a secret. Everyone has a motive. And someone won’t leave this wedding alive… This was a true page turner! I really enjoyed the changing POV from guest of the wedding. I won’t give much away for those who haven’t read it yet. But I will say I was happy with the ending. This book was very descriptive and flowed very well. I loved the character development and if I were to rate the spookiness I’d give it a 3. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver was an interesting read. After I finished the book I will be honest I didn’t think I enjoyed the first half. Lydia suffered a great loss, but I didn’t think her mother or sister did a great job of really comforting her. So she went to hide inside of a fantasy world to get the outcome she hoped for. But after finishing the book and letting it process I see that going to that world was kind of needed for her to heal and find herself again. I still didn’t think the mom or sister really supported her. I did enjoy how her fantasy world and real world intermingled and helped her along her self healing journey. I also loved the setting, very descriptive I felt like I was in London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Wow 😯 this book is… I don’t think I can describe it in one word.
I just finished The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Synopsis: After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name.But she’s used to being recognised for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief.
😡🤬🤯☹️😭 (these sum up all of my feelings about this book.
Besides the the topic being rape I really enjoyed this book. The mystery of putting together all of the pieces and wondering what really happened was enjoyable. The story of both women is very gut wrenching but I liked how it switches between two women with similar experiences that will be forever linked to a small town. The ending threw me for a loop. If you’ve been thinking about adding this to your TBR and don’t mind heavy topics such as rape and suicide then I suggest picking this one up.