What I Read: Feb. 7-13

Finder Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King: Given the story and pace of the first book in the trilogy, Finders Keepers was a bit different than anticipated. However, it was a quick read that kept me interested, and I absolutely loved the way the ending provided a hell of a setup for book three.

Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford: This memoir was an absolute gut punch. I was interested in reading about Ford’s relationship with her dad, who was incarcerated for a few decades beginning when Ford was very young. However, I did not anticipate that I would find so many relatable passages and stories within the pages of this book. Tread lightly if you’re a sensitive reader, there are a lot of content warnings for this one.

The Secrets We Share by Edwin Hill (available 03/29/2022): After loving Watch Her by Edwin Hill, I jumped on the chance to read his newest mystery/thriller. The story is fast-paced and twisty, and Hill was able to shock me a few times (as a longtime thriller reader, it’s delightful when a plot twist catches me off guard!) Special thanks to the author for sending me a NetGalley ARC of this book.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2) by Talia Hibbert: Who doesn’t love the Brown sisters? It took me a little bit too long to finish this trilogy (I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown in early 2020) but I thoroughly enjoyed each book. Although Chloe is still my favorite Brown sister, Zaf is my favorite love interest – he’s a DELIGHT (I mean, a rugby-playing, romance-reading hero who is working to dismantle toxic masculinity? Yes.)

The Stranger by Harlan Coben: After falling down one hell of a Harlan Coben rabbit hole while reading The Boy From the Woods, I quickly ordered a copy of The Stranger to prepare myself for reading his upcoming release, The Match (available 03/15/2022). It comes down to this: characters from other Coben books are mentioned, “the stranger” apparently plays a part in The Match and, to be honest, I don’t really need any excuses to read more of his books to begin with. In this particular book, “the stranger” approaches you and tells you something that immediately begins to unravel the life you have built for yourself. It was a slower burn (at least, for me) but the ending is brutal (and i’m so glad he went there).

CURRENTLY READING: I’m just over halfway through All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle, a lovable curmudgeon story much like A Man Called Ove.

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