Round two of talking about books I bought! I told y’all I went a little crazy last month during the Barnes and Noble sale. Let’s jump right into the rest of the books I bought for this book haul!
1. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
Truth be told, I picked this one up because I’ve heard great things about it, and I loved the cover. Ask Again, Yes is about two families whose lives are intertwined because of their proximity and children. Francis and Lena live with their daughter Kate, and Brian and Anne live next door with their son Peter. A tragedy blossoms from Lena’s loneliness and Anne’s instability, and the families will never be the same. The book looks at how memories can change over the years and how forgiveness can change everything.
2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
This is a thriller that I’ve been wanting to read for some time. I read Ware’s novel The Women in Cabin 10 last year, and it made me hungry for more. This book features two friends who haven’t seen each other in ten years but are suddenly back in each other’s lives when things go very wrong.
3. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Such a timely and important book subject, This is Where it Ends is about a school shooting from four different perspectives. The shooting takes place in a locked auditorium over a span of less than an hour. Unfortunately, it looks like this is a problem that won’t be going away for the foreseeable future, and I’m interested to see how a modern book tackles the subject.
4. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
I’ve seen this book everywhere, so I figured it was time to pick it up. This is actually from the same author of The Devil Wears Prada and features Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, Emily Charlton. Emily has moved to the suburbs where she meets Karolina and Miriam, and the three women become the best of friends. Together, they navigate the stressful cultural landscape of the suburbs where they learn about more than just morning routines and lawn clippings.
5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Truth be told, I’ve never been a John Green fan. I’ve read many of his books, and only really like a few, but my friend told me I had to read Turtles All the Way Down for the way it depicted mental health. Green’s latest book features Aza, a high school student with OCD and anxiety who has lost her father and is exploring a new relationship with her neighbor. She’s on the hunt for a fugitive billionaire and has to manage her mental illness while being thrust constantly into new situations.