Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What I Read: May

 Good morning friends! I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend! We had a good mix of family time, friend time, and some relaxation. Now back to busy life 😀. Gymnastics camp started this week and Lily Grace is LOVING it! She told me she got to walk on the balance beam, jump on the big trampoline, and go in the foam pit. It makes me happy to see her so happy! It also gives Liam and I a chance to have some more one-on-one time, which I know he loves. 💕

This month I was able to get 3 books in. One I did not really like, one was good, and one was VERY good! Let's have a look, shall we?

Money Rock-- This one was recommended by a friend here in Charlotte, and while I appreciated some of it... it really just failed to keep my attention. My basic synopsis is that it's about the drug culture in Charlotte roughly 30 years ago. It talks about race relations and tensions in the city, and follows an African American drug dealer through his life of crime and incarceration. It's not a bad book by any means, it just didn't keep my interest. I give it a C.

Isaac's Storm-- This is the book I read about the Galveston hurricane and I really liked it! It took a little while for it to get going, there was a little too much backstory/info in my opinion. I didn't need the whole history of the US weather bureau leading up to this point. Some of that was interesting, but I thought it went on a little long. Once the storm started getting closer to Texas though the book really picks up, with a lot of first hand accounts of how survivors experienced the storm firsthand. If you are a history buff, I recommend adding it to your list! Solid A.

The Guest List-- Oh my WOW. This book is definitely going to be one of my favorites for the whole year, I just know it. I kept audibly gasping or commenting while listening to it on audiobook. I kept texting my friends and family as I was listening, telling them "you HAVE to add this to your list!!!". This book is a thriller about a very posh wedding on an island off the coast of Ireland.. and a body is found. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Definitely an A+!

I just started The Family Upstairs and am already hooked. Is it me or do British authors really seem to nail the "thriller" genre? I feel like the last 4-5 thrillers I've loved have been by British authors. Maybe it's just a coincidence? 

 Anything else I should add to my list??


  1. I loved the Guest list and The Family Upstairs. I thought the Wife Upstairs was good as well if you haven't read that.

  2. Isaac's storm sounds so good!