What I'm Learning
Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
First of all, I’ve knocked a few more out of the Myron Bolitar series. I raved about this series last month, but I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I’m going to be so sad when I finish all of them!
This was described to me as Gossip Girl meets murder mystery, which sounds EXACTLY like something I would love. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my favorite. There was too much going on. It kept me interested enough to finish it because I wanted to know what happened, but it was just kinda blah to me.
I love a good thriller, but this one was tough for me. It was so unsettling, not because of the content, but because of the unreliable narrator(s) – which is either the best or worst thing about a book. I felt like there was a lot of build and a meh kind of ending, but I did fly through it to get to the ending. It made my heart race a few times, but by the end, it was just okay.
After the above book, I decided to take a detour and read a non-thriller…only to accidentally pick up a murder mystery (I thought it was beach read, but that’s neither here nor there). But I’m glad I did, because I enjoyed it! It reminded me of Good in Bed, but with a mystery added.
A book about friendships sustaining you as you age and as life changes. It was so good. I loved seeing characters in their 60s being portrayed as the main characters living their lives, not background characters slowing down. I loved this book.
I thought this was such a good concept for a novel that I hadn’t seen before…following a relationship/situationship from high school to adult life and the changes that come along with that. It was well written and honest about dealing with personal trauma, and it made me so freaking sad. I didn’t even want to finish it because it was just so heavy – but that’s how those things feel in real life, too, so props to the author. It was raw and it made me sad.
What have you read recently that I need to add to my list?!
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