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I LOVE to talk about books and what I’ve been reading, so I’m super excited to share the second post in my “Recent Reads” series. (:
As I said before, I read so many different genres – manga, nonfiction, thrillers, and chick-lit. So I hope you find at least one book on this list that you’d like to read too!
Some of these were amazing and all of them were good, so let’s get into my recent reads:
(By the way, you can add me on Goodreads to always see what I’m reading.)
In my last “Recent Reads” post, I talked about reading Death Note, Vol. 1 (which I loved) and I finally read Death Note, Vol. 2. The first manga was super interesting and had so much action packed into it, and this second book continued the story very well! It definitely kept me hooked and I can’t wait to read the next volume in the series! I gave it 4/5 stars.
Gillian Flynn is one of my favorite authors (can’t wait for a new book from her!) so I was excited to read Dark Places; the only one I hadn’t read yet. And I was not disappointed! Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered and her testimony sent her brother to prison for the crime. But was he the real killer, or was Libby mistaken? It’s such a suspenseful story, it kept my attention throughout, and it was just so good. The only complaint I have is that the ending seemed a little rushed. I gave it 4/5 stars.
I mentioned Death and the Conjuror in my post about new books coming out this spring/summer. I was super intrigued by the description. It’s a classic mystery novel set in 1930s London. A magician-turned-part-time sleuth, Joseph Spector, solves three impossible crimes centered around the murder of a psychiatrist. It was a really good book and I got through it so fast. If you’re a fan of mystery or historical fiction, I 100% recommend it. I gave it 4/5 stars. You can read my full review on Goodreads here!
It’s no secret that I’m a true crime junkie so, of course, I read a lot of true crime books. Small Sacrifices was written by Ann Rule, one of the most talented true crime writers (in my opinion). It tells the story of three small children who were murdered in the 80s. It was a sad book and I have complicated feelings about it, but I gave it 5/5 stars. You can read my review on Goodreads here!
I always love learning about old true crime investigations and Murder at Minnesota Point tells the story of a murder from way back in the 1890s. It was super interesting! Lena Olson was found murdered in 1894 and this book tells the story of how her case was solved a year later. The author held my attention throughout the book and I loved how it was pretty short and to the point, only giving you the details that you need to know about the case. I gave it 5/5 stars!
I read The Last House on Needless Street without reading what it was about first, so it was a complete surprise to me. It’s the story of a serial killer, a stolen child, revenge, death, and an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. The whole book was full of surprises, many things about it made me sad, and it was uncomfortable for me to read at times. I honestly went back and forth on whether or not I even liked this book… But it held my attention the whole time, the writing was great, and it was so *different* that I have to give it 4/5 stars.