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  1. Maggie says 8.10.16

    I love this feature on your site! I’m definitely adding a bunch of these to y reading list!


  2. I just finished “Horns” by Joe Hill and I honestly LOVED it…a great thriller, well-written, dark at times but so, so good.

    I really liked The Widow but I agree, they need to STOP calling everything “the next Gone Girl” (only now it’s always “the next Girl on the Train!”). Like really, just stop. It only sets up unmet expectations, as you said.

    1. Oh, also just finished “The Rocks,” by Peter Nichols and loved it. You could call it a beach read in that the setting is Mallorca (and the descriptions are so lovely), but it’s really well-written and not fluffy. Really, really good.

  3. Judy Shappley says 8.10.16

    Grace, check out The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian ( I really loved the ending) and Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (She wrote Chocolat from which the movie was made but this is totally different and has a surprising ending).

  4. Kate says 8.10.16

    I just finished The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery. I thoroughly enjoyed it – easy reading, entertaining and heartwarming! Would highly recommend it.

  5. I want to read so many of these! Thanks for the list girl!

  6. Irene says 8.10.16

    Your Next read-
    Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom
    I e of the best books I’ve read recently (and I’ve read all on your list!!)

  7. Annie Reeves says 8.10.16

    Yessss I just finished my book today and want a list for the rest of the week/weekend. I’m going to start Truly, Madly, Guilty tomorrow, but now I’m dying to read A Man Called Ove. If you haven’t read The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand, I really enjoyed it (though it’s been a while)!

  8. Julia K Balazs says 8.11.16

    Yes to everything you said about The Widow – so disappointing!! 🙁

    xo Jules

  9. Roxanne says 8.11.16

    I suggest The Shadow of the Wind if you want a good cry and a slew of amazingly developed characters. It is by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Also, Ready Player One! I’m not really into sci fi or video games but I adored this book!

  10. Lisa says 8.12.16

    Loved OVE–his next, Britt Marie Was Here is also fun. I tend to binge read authors I find and like if they have older books. I’ve just gotten into Liane too–thru Husband’s Secret–next up is the new oone, but then I’ll read her backlist.

    Nice post!

  11. Shelley Ahmed says 8.12.16

    I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which was excellent! Also a great book full of twists is I Let You Go by Clare Macintosh! I’m reading The Husband’s Secret now, I’m about half way through! Loving it!

  12. […] a few workout classes, kitty snuggles, and probably reading at least one book. (Did you catch my August reading list, BTW? I read a lot last month!!) Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s fab. Stay cool […]

  13. Shannon Waisath says 8.13.16

    I’m SO happy to hear you didn’t enjoy the Widow. I couldn’t even get myself to finish it!

    But goodness gracious does Liane Moriarty deliver or what? Love her work!

    I’m currently reading Room, and I would definitely recommend! Wonderfully written.


  14. Callie says 8.14.16

    Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams! It’s the 3rd in a 3 part series… I only read this one though and I LOVED it 🙂 You definitely don’t need to read the others first, although now I want to read them all because this was SO GOOD!

    I also read The Versions of Us which is about 1 couple but 3 versions of their lives…It goes back and forth between each version. (with or) without wine before bed, it got really confusing. I’m a quick reader, but this was just too much for my brain to follow before bedtime. I found myself pushing to stay up later to finish it because i enjoyed it but also maybe mostly so that I could remember what was going on! oops! But, if you have some time and are able to knock it out in a day or 2 it would be far less confusing and REALLY good!

  15. Maggie Johnson says 8.18.16

    I love any Beatriz Williams book! They are all extreme page-turners and are like a puzzle in that she makes you figure out how all the characters fit together. “The Secret Life of Violet Grant” was amazing, but so were “Tiny Little Thing” and “A Hundred Summers” (it’s so hard to choose favorites!). The books flip back and forth between two different time periods and different characters, but she weaves the stories perfectly.

  16. Katerina says 8.20.16

    I love, LOVE Lianne Moriarty!! She’s such a great writer. I always find myself super involved in the story. I’m finishing Truly, Madly, Guilty andit’s really good.

  17. […] Ok, so we’re halfway through the month but it’s never too late to start reading. Grace’s August reading list is the perfect place to […]

  18. […] thing? I am from the camp that people need to read more, but I may possibly be a dying breed. So, last month, I mentioned my disappointment that The Widow was a great read… but had no twist. I found the […]

  19. Cait says 3.17.17

    I couldn’t agree more with your review of The Widow. It was such a disappointing book in the end because I wanted a twist to come in the end. Love your recommendations!

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