Life in Mascara: WHAT ELSE DID I READ THIS MONTH: APRIL

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WHAT ELSE DID I READ THIS MONTH: APRIL


This month was filled with fun family events including a quick trip to Arizona for my cousins wedding and a week long event in San Antonio called FIESTA which is basically an excuse to celebrate our heritage, eat yummy carnival food, and drink if that is your choice. It seemed like every weekend we had something planned and actually even during the week. Including a chance to see Ernest Cline talk about his books on the release day of the paper back version of Armada. *SQUEALS* That was a real big nerdy fan moment for me. I even got to take a picture with his DeLorean and with Cline himself. Of course I had to calm myself down long enough to ask him if a third book was coming soon and he said yes but wasn't allowed to talk about it. That was enough to throw me into a tizzy and reach into my purse to secure the location of my inhaler. I am just that cool.

Let's see what else I read:

1. Armada by Ernest Cline- Full review coming next week.

2. C is for Corpse- And the fun ensues with Kinsey Millhone. In this book Millhone is hired by Bobby Callahan to investigate who caused the accident that left him with severe memory loss. Callahan gives Millhone the few bits of memory that he has including an address book he believes he gave to someone to hide that may be of high importance. No sooner does Millhone start on the case when Callahan dies three days into the investigation in yet another car accident. This leaves Millhone shaken up and out to discover who, if in fact, killed Callahan.

3. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter- Think Gone Girl and Girl on The Train with a touch of taboo. I listened to this book on my trip to Arizona this month. I was almost excited at my three hour layover in Phoenix so that I could get to spend some more uninterrupted time with this book. By the time my cousin picked me up in Yuma four hours later I was going on and on to her about how jaw dropping good this book was. Slaughter presents the story of a family torn apart early on after the disappearance of the older sister, Julia. The remaining two sisters, Claire and Lydia, no longer speak to each other after Lydia's claims of Paul, Claire's husband, trying to rape her. The sisters meet again after Paul dies and Claire finds some really disturbing information on his computer. Information that might actually lead them to finding out what happened to their sister long ago. I must tell you guys that this psychological thriller deals with some strong content that sad but true does occur out in the world. Many times I had to stop and close my eyes and just say 'Geez' and take a moment to gather myself. I gave it a five star rating on Goodreads (follow me here). It will lead you into a panic stricken battle till the end. 

So far I have read 21 books this year. Could this finally be the year that I reach my goal of 52? Crossing my fingers and toes!.,

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for these recommendations! This is the time of year everyone is looking for "what to read" as they prep for the beach. I'm tweeting this as well. :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh I know! I need to get my beach book lists ready.

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  2. I have wanted to read Pretty Girls for awhile! I have not been the best reader this year but am hoping to get back into it this summer.

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    1. This needs to be at the top of your list!

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  3. Pretty Girls sounds so up my alley! I loved both Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Thanks for the recommendation!

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