Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Show Us Your Books: What I Read in May

Life According to Steph

I only read a few last month...mostly because I stayed pretty busy in the evenings. Anywho, my reviews are below: 

The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
My coworker recommended this one and I really enjoyed it. She's similar to Jodi Picoult but I didn't find the plot nearly as predictive. It reminded me a little of the plot of Love Actually how all of the characters are introduced and then later you see how they are connected with each other. I really enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of this author soon! Four out of 5 salted caramels.

Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
This followed very closely with the author's typical style. This was a night "light read" after the previous book I read and I would consider it amongst the beach read category. I had a hard time identifying with the main character who kind of comes across as a flighty and irresponsible woman. I guess that's part of the whole plot though? Three out of 5 salted caramels.

The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian
I decided to give this author a second chance after I didn't really care for his last book I read. I was not disappointed. This plot was much better and much more mysterious and believable. It was so believable, in fact, that I Googled some of the historical figures the book references to make sure they weren't real. This plot goes back and forth between current time and the 20s-50s. The author does a great job of adding good supporting characters with actual depth in the book. (Laurel's roommate and her bosses) I really enjoyed this one and will definitely continue on with this author. Four out of 5 salted caramels.

Feels Like Home - Evelyn Adams
I needed something lighthearted between The Double Bind and the next Jodi Picoult book I'm currently reading so I downloaded this one on my Kindle for free. Again, I would put this as beach reading but it does seem to have a little more of a substantial plot than your typical fluff romances. Some unexpected plot twists and unique characters left me with a desire to find more by this author. This is a great vacation book! Three out of 5 salted caramels.

I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks so anything you can suggest for beach reading is appreciated! 

Read my previous monthly books reviews here.


  1. The Husband's Secret is on my nightstand RIGHT NOW. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    I haven't heard of the other ones but which Jodi Picoult are you reading? I have read every single one of her books. There were a few stinkers but I loved most of them.

  2. So glad you tried another Bohjalian book. I have The Double Bind on my bookshelf to read. Good to hear it doesn't disappoint!

  3. Love Actually is my all-time favorite movie, so that's a great big fat reason to read the Husband's Secret for me.

  4. I started with Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty and then read the Husband's Secret. I liked them both. But now I'm reading the Hypnotist's Love Story and it's a little slow and a little silly. I've already got a fourth book by her, What Alice Forgot, ready to go after I finish the HLS.

  5. I have The Husband's Secret on my list. For your vacation, here are some cute love stories: Eleanor & Park (though parts are dark-ish), Attachments (both those Rainbow Rowell, by the way).


Comments make me SO happy! Go ahead...make my day. ;)