If you're anything like me, you jump at the chance to shop at Costco, solely to browse the book aisle and stock up on your next reads. My husband always complains that if I didn't come along, our grocery bill would be a lot cheaper. I like to remind him that my vegan diet plus my book purchases is still a lot cheaper than buying meat ;).
I received a message earlier this week from a fellow book-lover on Instagram, asking if I've shared any blog posts with the best Costco finds, or if I only post them in my story. I hadn't thought of including a monthly Costco blog post, but it appears that many of my friends shop exclusively for books there.
So here is my top ten list of books that are currently at Costco.
1. The Death of Mrs. Westaway
2. Believe Me
3. Her Pretty Face
4. Sharp Objects
5. Three Days Missing
6. The Last Mrs. Parrish
7. When Life Gives You Lululemons
9. The Silent Wife
10. The Girl Before
Last summer I read The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle and fell in love with her writing style, reminiscent of Lifetime movies that are surprisingly good. Three Days Missing is her newest book, which is part of the July line-up for Booksparks Summer Reading Challenge 2018 (#SRC2018). I really enjoyed the premise of this book about a child who goes missing on a school overnight field trip, and two mothers' lives that collide as they search for the missing boy. Lots of twists and turns, suspicious characters, and a plot that didn't run dry. I love books that hook you from the first page, and Belle has a way of reeling you in with her strong female characters and exposition. Her novels include all the necessities of a successful thriller: rising action. crises, and a powerful resolution. The perfect summer read!
I love summer reading! So many extra sunny hours in the day to lounge around, read, and catch up on the TBR pile that is becoming as tall as me. I also think summer is the best time to get back into reading, if you've been in a slump or a longer hiatus. I often find that it takes me about 50 pages to invest in a story, and during the summer I love sitting on my patio after dinner, with the last few remaining hours of sun, to dive into a new book. I've complied a list of my favourite summer reading books, with psychological thrillers, mythology, and chick lit.
1. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
2. How To Walk Away by Catherine Center
Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect. How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.
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3. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
4. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
5. Circe by Madeline Miller
6. The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon
I really enjoyed Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. Sometimes I go into a book without reading the synopsis, and this is one of those examples. With a quick glimpse at the back reviews by B.A. Paris, Riley Sager and Amy Engel (all favorites’), I had a feeling this was a psychological thriller, but had no expectations going into it. I really loved the premise and found it unexpected and unique. I don’t want to say too much in fear of giving away the mystery at the heart of the novel…which is what is ‘in the water?’ I will say that it took me about 100 pages to feel really invested in this story, but the build-up and character development is important to the narrative. As many of you know, I absolutely love morality tales, and this one is the perfect mix of bad decisions and thought-provoking scenarios. The perfect summer/beach read.
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