Share the books you read in May 2021 and if you recommend them! I always love hearing your book reports, so if you read something great in May, please let us know in the comments.
Hi friends! Hope you had a great week so far! We’re on our way to San Diego (Wahoo!!) but I wanted to share a quick post to share the books I read in May. Please share any book recommendations with meeeeeee.
This book was not at all what I expected, and so far it is outside the usual range of selected book titles. I don’t usually read thriller or crime books because it scares me and makes me feel bad. I think it always got me worried – I worry enough – and with a husband who travels constantly, it hasn’t been a good idea for me to keep reading these kinds of books, so I stopped years ago. I also stopped watching scary movies and am happiest without them in my life. This appeared on book of the month (<- my link lets you try it for $5!) I don't know if I'm feeling particularly brave at the moment, but I decided to give it a try.
Sophie O’Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and a stressful, competitive life for the big city of Chicago to settle with her husband and young son in a small town in Texas. It feels like a perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic country community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is very quiet now, and she is bored and anxious.
Then she meets Margot Banks, a charismatic socialite who belongs to an elite clique known secretly as The Hunting Wives. Sophie finds herself completely drawn to Margot and is drawn into her own shadowy world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie’s curiosity gives way to her complete obsession, she moves further away from the safety of her family and delves deeper into this nest of snakes.
When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the hunting wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spirals out of control.
It wasn’t horrible or violent, but it was definitely a thriller. You have no idea what really happened until the end and that’s crazy. I ended up walking through this – I just wanted to see what happened! – and ended up liking him mostly. Did you push me into a whole new world of new choices? No. Also, it drives me crazy when the main character makes so many terrible decisions in a row.
I definitely thought it was compelling and well written. Verdict: 6/10 would recommend.
2. people worry
distance fishing wivesThis book was an absolute pleasure. It’s about a perverted bank robbery and all the suspects are anxious and confused people. Their stories intertwine in amazing ways and I enjoyed them a lot. If you are looking for a light summer read, I will definitely check it out. 9/10 would recommend.
Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-and-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber goes off and takes a group of strangers hostage. Among the captives is a recently retired couple who relentlessly pursue elements of fixation to avoid the agonizing reality of their inability to mend their marriage. There’s a wealthy bank manager who’s been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple is about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they initially met the place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun at her, a real estate agent who is confused but still ready to make a deal, a mysterious man who has locked himself in the only bathroom in the apartment, and you have the worst set of hostages. In the world.
Each of them carries throughout his life grievances, hurt, secrets and passions ready to boil. None of them are quite what they seem. All of them – including the bank robber – are desperate for some kind of rescue. As authorities and the media surround the buildings, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and unleash a chain of events so unexpected that they can barely explain what will happen next.
3. talent code
I was fascinated by this title because I am really fascinated by the talent. What makes some people more talented than others? What do great musicians, artists and athletes have in common? This book breaks it all down and explores the habits of talent and the strategies of these “talent centers”: small towns that produce large numbers of famous musicians and athletes. I won’t post a lot of spoilers here, but a lot of the talent has to do with deep practice and practice strategies. When you make mistakes and correct them, the myelin in your brain forms new sheaths; It’s like you’re reprogramming yourself to do it better every time. The trick is that you have to choose the things that you really enjoy, because such a strategic and consistent practice requires a tremendous amount of passion.
The main meals are that Talents can be created and nurtured. 9/10 would recommend.
Bought but not started: women’s law
I didn’t end up reading a health or wellness book in May – this book was meant to be! I’ve become too busy with fitness programming and studying Micro NutritionSo I ended up waiting for this. I am definitely interested and have heard good reviews so I will be able to finish it in June.
So, tell me, friends: what did you read in May? Any highlights?
Any new locations in San Diego we should try ASAP?