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May Book Review

Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly - ⭐️⭐️


You should always try something once before saying you don't like it, right? Well... I tried reading a Historical Fiction Book and I can confidently say, I didn't like it. I was bummed that I didn't agree with everyone else's opinion of this book, but I just couldn't get into it.


Every chapter in this book was written from the point of view one of the three girls. Initially, it seems as though all of the stories are just their own and you need to keep track of who is who between the alternating chapters. The stories are all very interesting, but I found it difficult to keep the different girls straight (that might just be a clear-cut sign of my attention span). It takes quite a long time for the stories of the girls to come together.


The book is about the three girls and their varying stories during World War II. It's hard to really summarize without giving too much away!

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The Lying Game - Ruth Ware - ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨


I feel like I have an unpopular opinion of Ruth Ware. I just don't love her. I enjoy her books, but don't find myself as in love as others. This book was very well written, but something just wasn't clicking with me, maybe it was the baby that kept distracting me in the book (you'll get it if you read it 😉).


This book is written from the point of view of Isa. One night, after many years of not talking with her friends from the past, Isa, and the rest of her group of friends from high school, get a text from Kate, "I need you".


Everyone drops what they're doing and get out to see each other and ensure everything is okay. Plot twist: It's not.


When the girls were in boarding school, they all played a game called "The Lying Game", which involved them... LYING (shocking 😉). Little did they all know, their lies were not as well planned out as they had hoped and they would be paying the price years down the road.

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The Last House Guest - Megan Miranda - ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐


I chose this book based off of a recommendation from Reese Witherspoon. She contacted me herself! Obviously I'm joking, but I saw it on her book club Instagram.


The Last House Guest was great! It didn't have me totally hooked right away, but it was engaging enough until about a third of the way through where it got real good.


This book is all from the point of view of Avery. The chapters alternate between Summer of 2017 and 2018.


Avery lived in Littleport, Maine, a town that the wealthy loved to visit and that the resident's livelihood relied on the wealthy to visit. Every summer, Avery's best friend, Sadie, would come visit with her family. Each summer, the two girls were inseparable until one summer, Sadie was found dead. The police immediately rule Sadie's death as a suicide, but Avery feels as though some people are assuming Sadie's death was a murder by Avery herself.

This book takes you though Avery's attempt to clear her name before anyone comes out to accuse her.

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Ghosted - Rosie Walsh - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


I found this book in the Popular Titles section of the OWWL Online Library. And WOW! I absolutely loved it. I felt like I was in a funk from the books that I had been reading because none of them had really hooked me right off the bat.


This book is broken into different "parts", the parts are mostly from Sarah's point of view, but one of them is from the POV of Eddie.


Sarah randomly meets Eddie and they spend a full week together, falling absolutely head over heels for each other. Eddie had a vacation planned and both Sarah and Eddie agree that he should still go. Once Eddie leaves, Sarah doesn't hear from him and she knows something is wrong.


She's exactly right, something's not right. Eddie's disappearance is because of one thing they didn't share with each other, which is the truth.


DUN DUN DUN. This book had me hooked almost immediately!

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I didn't get off to a good start this month with my book choice, but ended on a really high note!! Let me know if you read any of my recommendations and your thoughts! ALSO please feel free to share recommendations of books that you think I should try out! 😊


CHEERS! Happy reading!!

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kbawden3
Jun 02, 2020

Thanks for your book reviews Julia! I took your recommendation on The Silent Patient - WOW! Was a quick thriller read... really liked it. I am going to take the next recommendation on Ghosted and maybe the Last House Guest. Thanks for the reviews! Praying for you daily!!! Hugs!!! xoxo

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