Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Show Us Your Books: September


Life According to Steph

I started the month strong, quickly finishing two books. And then I didn't read for a very long time. Sigh. And apparently my theme was September was people who had died or were dying who wanted to make sure their descendants had valuable life information. Interesting.

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The start of this book is really rough. After her mother dies, Brett expects to inherit a small fortune as well as the title of president of a major cosmetics company. But her mother has other plans for her daughter ... actually, they're plans Brett had for herself once upon a time. At first, Brett seems very whiny and is hard to like, but as the story winds on, she becomes more relatable. I enjoyed following the challenges her mother set up for her and seeing how it changed her as a person.




Historical romances have always been hit or miss with me. Even if I am fascinated the that particular historical period, a book has to have a lot going for it to keep my interest. This one did just that. Hope travels to a small town in Louisiana to take care of her ailing grandmother's house. Adelaide, the grandmother, has decided it's time to share some untold family history with Hope. I loved the jump back and forth between past and present. The grandmother was charming and sweet, and I was dying to see what other family secrets would be uncovered.

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In October, I feel like I should read some kind of thriller. It's been a while since I checked out that genre. Any recommendations?


12 comments:

  1. I don't know either of these! I do love a good thriller or mystery novel though, so I hope you find something good. I love the series by M.J. Arlidge but if you don't want a series - Black-Eyed Susans is pretty good. I read that one recently.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. i don't have any thriller recommendations because they aren't my go-to lol. The Life List is on my list, adding The Wedding Tree!

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  3. The Wedding Tree sounds like a similar book that I read this month, too! I love historical romance novels!

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  4. I like the idea of the first one but find whiny characters almost intolerable immediately. Still worth a try?

    Suspense/thrillers are my preferred genre. I like the Ingrid Thoft Fina books and the Linda Castillo Kate Burkholder series.

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  5. Historical romance isn't really my typical read but I'm trying to mix-up my genres so I'm adding The Wedding Tree to my TBR. Sounds like a good change-of-pace book.

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  6. I remember really liking The Wedding Tree! I can be picky about historical books too (except WWII, I pretty much will read anything related to that.)

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  7. I dont know either of them. I do however love historical romances and will likely read them all lol. Not that picky in that genre at all.

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  8. I like Mary Higgins Clark books but I always feel like an old lady for some reason when I read them. Maybe that's because a lot of old women read them when I worked at the public library lol. They're kind of "suspense lite"!

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  9. For thrillers, you can't go wrong with Chevy Stevens or Paul Cleave. Karin Slaughter is good, too.

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  10. Haven't heard of either of these - I'll have to check them out. I like suspense/thriller but usually just fall into them rather than sticking with a favorite author or character.

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  11. The Wedding Tree sounds really good. Adding it to my TBR. I can't help with Thrillers as I always say I should read some... and then rarely do. Ha Good luck with your search! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  12. I liked I Let You Go, The Good Widow, and The Breakdown. I like the genre but sometimes it gets to be repetitive.

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