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Happy June Ya’ll! It’s the first day of June (almost officially summer), school is almost out for us, its National Donut Day and I’ve been reading like a crazy women. May was a good reading month and I’ll be sharing my May reads with you in this post. Make sure you are following me on Facebook because when I can I share links to the books I’ve read, especially when they are on sale or Free!
Troublemaker by Leah Remini
This book is still quite expensive in both the hands on book and kindle versions so I picked this up at my local library. Ever since I started watching her show on A&E I’ve wanted to read this. Scientology has always fascinated me, I mean Tom Cruise jumping on a couch, hello! I’ve learned a ton by watching her show, and reading this book just added to that. I think its such an important read and it took guts to write this. I admire her for doing this! This book is raw and real, and really written in her voice. Its easy to read and I powered through it. I ended it wanting more. Add this book to your summer book list.
3 out of 5 Stars
True Crime Addict by James Renner
Another random library find! I was just trolling through the library and the title of this book popped out at me. This title definitely describes me, and while I wouldn’t say I completely identify with the author of this book; I would say that I became as interested in his life as I was in the case that he was discussing. Among current true crime buffs, the Maura Murray case is big. Its one of the mysteries that is so mysterious you can’t stop thinking about it. There’s no end to discussing it. Countless podcasts have tackled it, as well as a documentary or two. What is interesting about this book is that I wouldn’t necessarily call it strikingly well written. At times he rambles and thoughts seem disconnected. He goes between his own personal life and the case. But like Leah’s book, Renner is raw and real and that is what I personally love as a reader! It speaks to me and draws me in. I feel things on a deep level, and whether that is good or bad I’m not sure. This book is a must-read for true crimers, and while you’re at it track down Renner’s previous book, which is about the Amy Mihaljevic.
3 out of 5 stars
One of my girlfriends had checked this book out of the library, and she sped through it. There were so many holds placed on it that she decided to pass it around our little group. I snatched it up because it has been a long time since I have read a book on the “Just came out” list. I sped through this book as well. It is complex, but readable. Twists and turns that will catch you off guard. I had to go back and re-read portions to make sure that I really was reading what I was reading. Hendricks and Pekkanen capture your imagination and tap into your raw feelings, pulling you into the lives of the women in this book. If you want to check it out your best bet is probably the library. The Kindle version of this book is still over $10 on amazon. But you can read the first four chapters for free! I would highly recommend this book, and I’m adding this book to list of books that I would read again.
5 out of 5 stars