I'm shocked I got as much reading done as I did this month because I worked many more hours than normal. It just goes to show that if you are intentional with your fringe hours, you can totally squeeze reading in!
The Woman in Cabin 10: I selected this book from Book of the Month and absolutely loved it. This thrilling suspense novel takes place mostly on a small luxury ship. The main character, Lo Blacklock is a journalist aboard the ship. First everything seems fine, but then she witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. The problem is that all passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship does nothing. Several plot twist left me devouring this book in two days. A great read for fans of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, etc.
The Invention of Wings: After I raved about The Kitchen House, many people recommended this book to me. The Invention of Wings is told in alternating view points between Hetty a slave on a Charleston plantation and Sarah, the 10-year-old young girl she is given too, despite her protests and hatred of slavery. The books covers the next 35 years, the incredible challenges and sorrows Hetty faces, as well as Sarah's boldness to become one of the era's first female abolitionists. I loved the story and am so glad I read it, though I did like the The Kitchen House more.
Outlander: This book was recommended by a friend about 7 years ago and I have had the book sitting on my shelf all that time. Two years ago I became hooked on the Starz show and then became even more interested in the book. However the 1,000 pages continued to intimidate me, so I decided to try it on audio book. I listened to the 32 hours at 1.5 speed and it was the best way to spend my commutes over the past month. I thoroughly enjoyed the audio version and would definitely recommend reading these books this way.
Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer: I bought this book during Audible's recent Daily Deals anniversary sale and found it a delightful listen. Full of poignant stories and anecdotes, I am still thinking about this book about what really matters in life.
I Heart Naptime Cookbook: Technically, I don't know that I can count this as a book I read cover to cover, but I received ad advanced copy of The I Heart Naptime cookbook and never did I want to cook and bake as many recipes as I did while paging through it. It is simply gorgeous and will be my go to gift for friends and family who love cooking and baking. It is exquisitely done!
What did you read this month?