Book Reviews: First Round

As of last week I have officially read 5 books in 2016! I've still got 20 more to go to reach my goal of 25 (YIKES!) but I will be spending a lot of my free time over the summer to achieve this goal. Here are the books I have read so far and some brief thoughts about them... 1. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

I started reading this book on New Year's Day and literally finished it the next day. It was so suspenseful that I could not put it down. It is about a girl who is kidnapped, her mother who is desperately looking for her, and the police officer who is assigned to work on the case. I totally recommend it if you like mysteries or thrillers.

2. The Likeness by Tana French

This book is about a girl who is murdered and the female officer who goes undercover to find out what happened to her. It was really interesting, a long read and slow at times but Tana French's books always have so much detail and are well written.

3. Broken Harbor by Tana French

Broken Harbor is one of my favorite books of the year so far, also one of my favorite Tana French books. It is about a family who is murdered and the detective who is determined to find the killer all the while dealing with some demons of his own. This book is a bit gruesome but it's worth it! It's really suspenseful and shocking.

4. The Secret Place by Tana French

I did enjoy reading this book, however, it was not as suspenseful as I like my murder mysteries to be. It is about an unsolved murder at a private school and an anonymous note that is left indicating that someone knows who the murderer is. This one moves a bit slowly but there are a few unexpected twists and turns!

5. Faithful Place by Tana French

This was the last book that I read in Tana French's "Dublin Murder Squad" series. The books were published in a different order than I read them but I don't think it's necessary to read them in that same order. I decided the order simply by what was available at the library at the time that I was looking! Anyways, this was a good one and I liked it because it involved one of the detectives as both a family member of someone involved in the crime as well as an officer trying to solve the crime. Since this was the last one I read, I recognized a bunch of other characters from the other novels and that was pretty cool!

I have a ways more to go before I reach my goal but I've got a bunch of books on my to-read list including

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (which I just started and must finish before the movie comes out!)
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (I've read a few of her other books and LOVED them)
  • Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (supposed to be a great thriller)
  • Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling (DUH! Hits shelves July 31! CANT WAIT!)

Is anyone else reading any awesome books right now?

xo Molly