SUYB - September Reads

October 08, 2019

I finished another 6 books this month but I feel as though my reading drastically slowed down when I picked up The White Tiger. Now i feel like I'm trying to get my mojo back.

 Here's what I logged in September:

Good Girls LieGood Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison
5 stars

This book s most definitely in the running for top 10 faves of the year. I enjoyed the setting, characters, and overall storytelling. It quickly turned into a book I didn’t want to put down.

Ash Carlisle’s life has been anything but a walk in the park. When she arrives in Marchburg, VA to attend The Goode School, a prestigious all-girls boarding school, she hopes for the best. A fresh start and anonymity.

But something isn’t right. As rumors circulate and the web begins to unravel, everyone has a question: Who is Ash Carlisle really?

Nine Women, One DressNine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen
3 stars {Library}

The story was fun.

Although impacting the lives of others in ways one normally may not anticipate, the main character of this book is a little black dress.

How it changes the life of the runway model who debuted it... the salesgirl at Bloomingdale’s who sells it.... the man who lost the love of his life... and the man who designed it.

It read quickly and it’s a fun book.

Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2)Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
3 stars {Library Audiobook}

This was a cute fluffy read.

After the death of her husband, Lanie learns she's not the only wife. In an attempt at a fresh start she finds herself at the Capriotti Winery. They're a close-knit, fun family and she feels out of place as she tries to keep her business and personal lives separate.

When a newcomer is welcomed into the family business, everything is going well... until a secret is revealed and Lanie's new life is threatened.

I Need a New Butt!I Need a New Butt! by Dawn McMillan
3 stars

The title grabbed my attention while I was in target and I had to stop and read it. I giggled out loud the entire time. Parts were actually funny, others, only a 6 yr old would laugh at. However, the illustrations were wonderfully done. Cute book for a kid.

The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
4 stars

I've seen The Jungle Book several times, but had never read it. I was also unaware that the book itself was comprised of several short stories, including Rikki Tikki Tavi. It was nice to listen to these stories and fall back into childhood for a few hours.

FrictionFriction by Sandra Brown
2 stars {Library Audiobook}

This was a decent enough read. It seemed really slow at the start but started moving along, and then I couldn't listen fast enough.

Only 2 stars because although I did get caught up, I felt like it was longer than it needed to be, and parts were easily confused as far as who was who and what was going on.

The White TigerThe White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
3 stars {Library}

I’m not sure what to even say about this book. I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it... I tolerated it for the sake of a reading challenge.

Balram is an admitted murderer, yet shows zero remorse, as it’s helped him reach his goals. He discusses where he came from, his caste, how he worked his way into employment, how the subculture of India works in favor of the rich, how corrupt the politics are... and where and how he continues to move forward.

The entire story is written as a letter to someone else. I felt as though as I was waiting for this big moment. When it finally happens, the other side was just... there. Very anti-climatic in my opinion.
Currently Reading: Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

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