***Linking up with MamaKat today: Books you’ve read!***
I went through a week there where I started and stopped four new books because I couldn’t get into them…here are the ones that finally kept me reading!
Defending Jacob by William Landay
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I pinned it a while ago and finally got around to reading it. (Sidenote: isn’t it funny how we use “pinned” as a verb for Pinterest now and everyone knows what we mean?) The local district attorney’s son, Jacob, is accused of killing a classmate. Jacob’s parents are convinced of his innocence and will stop at nothing to prove it. Oh, and did I forget to mention, Jacob comes from a long line of murderers? Is it genetic? Did he do it? There’s not much more I can tell you without giving too much away. It’s an awesome page-turner!
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
This is also one of my favorite books that I’ve read recently. It was so unique! Told from the daughter, Bee’s, point of view, it’s truly the story of Bernadette, her mother. Bernadette is “lost” in two ways: the first is her mind, the second is she is truly missing. Bernadette was a famous Macarthur-grant winning architect when she was young before she had Bee. Something terrible happened to her professionally and she…lost her mind. She then struggled with infertility before she finally had Bee which just added to her mental health issues. She finally disappears on a long-awaited trip to Anarctica and Bee will stop at nothing to find her. I couldn’t put it down…loved it!
Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
This is the fourth in the Amish murder mystery series featuring Detective Kate Burkholder. I love this series. It’s particularly fun because the books are set in Ohio, near where I live. Kate is investigating a hit and run accident involving a truck and an Amish buggy. The accident killed one adult and two children and left one child struggling for life in the hospital. When Kate realizes it wasn’t an accident, she is frantically trying to find out who did it. It was an excellent read! I highly recommend this series if you like murder mysteries.
Right now I’m finishing up Goldfinch by Donna Tartt…more on that soon! What are you reading this summer?