Books I Read: May (+ a Giveaway!)

The Marriage Pact *  by Michelle Richmond : This novel was surprisingly good. After a couple gets married, they enter into a group of...

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The Marriage Pact* by Michelle Richmond: This novel was surprisingly good. After a couple gets married, they enter into a group of people who abide by a marriage pact. While they enter the pact in hopes of having the best marriage possible, however they soon find out they're in over their heads. A series of terrible twists and turns lead the reader through this novel to find out what the newlyweds have truly gotten themselves into. (full review here) 4/5

Into the Water* by Paula Hawkins: The new novel by the author of The Girl on the Train is just as promising as its predecessor, and perhaps even better. A small town has been seeing its women drown in the local river bend for centuries. When two women drown within months of each other, it brings up new questions that have people wondering - are these women killing themselves, or is it something more? (full review here) 4/5

It's Always the Husband* by Michele Campbell: When a woman is found dead, it always begs the question "was it the husband?". In this novel, the reader meets a group of three woman who were close friends in college. When one of the washes up dead, it leaves the reader asking not only who did it, but who is dead? For fans of Big Little Liars, this novel will keep you guessing until the very end. (full review here) 4/5

The Best of Adam Sharp* by Graeme Simsion: When a part-time IT guy gets a message from his ex-lover from 20 years prior, he begins to reflect upon his past and he wonders if he really made the right choices. Now, he may have the chance to change what he left behind. I wasn't very impressed with this one. (full review here) 2/5

Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems* by Kevin Kwan: This series follows some of the richest families in China. If you're a fan of fun summer reads, with lots of drama - you may love these books. Hilarious, shocking, and a little bit mysterious, the Crazy Rich Asians series will have you laughing out loud, and also really hating a whole lot of the characters. (full review here) 4/5

Woman No. 17* by Edan Lepucki: Told from the viewpoints of one woman and her new babysitter, this story reflects upon the relationships that mothers have with their children. While this novel's been thrown into the thriller category, I would say it's more of noir women's fiction. Another story where you'll not really like anyone.  (full review here) 3/5

In This Moment* by Karma Brown: After witnessing a teenager get hit by a car, Meg starts to really question her choices in friendship, family, and parenting. She looks back on moments and wonders often "What if." While not my usual genre of choice, this novel was heart-wrenching and emotional with a satisfying ending (at least from my point of view!). (full review here) 4/5

Goodnight from London* by Jennifer Robson: Set during World War II, this novel follows an American reporter who travels from New York to London to cover the unearthing of the war. This book was full of hope and the true meaning of family. Again, not another genre I'd usually choose, but I'm so glad I read it. (full review here) 4/5


I'm giving away two ARCs - one of Paula Hawkins' Into the Water and one of Michele Campbell's It's Always the Husband. To be clear, I did not purchase these novels, however, I received multiple copies of both books and would love to share them with one lucky reader. Enter the Rafflecopter below to enter. Please note that winners will be verified.


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* denotes that the book was received free in exchange for a review. All review, as always, are 100% my own.

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10 comments

  1. Wow, you killed it this month! So many interesting looking reads!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't have classes in May, so I had so much free time. It was wonderful. :)

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  2. Adding some of those to my list!!! Great reads

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  3. It's Always The Husband sounds very interesting! I will definitely have to add it to my TBR. Great job in May :)

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    1. Thanks, Kasi! I definitely enjoyed that one and got a chance to talk with the author during a Twitter chat - lots of interesting info there. :)

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  4. I'm dying to read Into the Water. I'm in line for it through my library e-book system and I'm getting really impatient. I'm going to add It's Always the husband to my list too. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Hopefully you'll get ahold of it soon. It's so interesting! And yes- It's Always the Husband was definitely a great one too.

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  5. Definitely adding some of those to my list! I also enjoy Karin Slaughter novels when I'm in the mood for a thriller. Good stuff!

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    1. I've only read Pretty Girls, but my mom basically has every Karin Slaughter ever - and I hope to read more of them in the future!

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