Book Review: August-September



Happy Friday!
I have read so many good books lately and I am so excited to share my favorites
All of them are linked at the end of this post


1. Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Confession: I totally judged this book by its cover. I bought this book over a year ago, when I first moved to Knoxville. I discovered a tiny used bookstore that now I don't even remember the name of, but the cover caught my eye and I decided I wanted it. It is centered around the life of a girl named Molly, switching back and forth between her life when she was fourteen and her present life. In her present adult life she is trying to build a family by adopting, but the past life she ran away from could prevent that from happening. If I am being honest this book got kind of boring towards the middle but the ending was worth it, it definitely pulls on your family heartstrings.

2. What Alice Forgot by Laine Moriarty

This book was originally a filler because I needed something to read while I waited for some new books in the mail, but I ended up loving it! It features Alice, who is what we all aspire to be - a fit, cute, boss mom, but her life is no longer picture perfect as she knew it. She doesn't realize this until she falls and hits her head so hard, that she is thrown back ten years, forgetting everything that happened within the last decade. In that decade she had her three children and experienced a whirlwind of tragic events that she cannot even believe happened. This book is so real and even has some humor to it! Overall, it sends a great message about second chances and perseverance.

3. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

I was actually introduced to this author from another book review written by a blogger I love! I am currently very into the psychological thriller genre and Paris is a fantastic writer. I finished this book in one. day. I literally fought sleep to read. I could not put it down! This book is so suspenseful, which I think is what kept me so engaged, I was always going "omg what next?". And to top it all off, it ended in a crazy plot twist! Seriously, it blew my mind to the point where I had to read the ending again. I am one of those people that's always like "oh this is whats going to happen...I've got this figured out" but nope. Not this one. It was so good and I definitely recommend reading this book! I might even read it again!

4. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Yet another book with a great plot twist. When reading this book you have to pay very close attention to detail. It starts with time moving forward as normal, but then begins to tell the story backwards, working until the end to reveal the truth behind all the craziness! The main character is a girl who ran away after her bestfriend mysteriously disappeared. Hiding from the truth in her too-small town, it is still waiting for her when she returns home to care for her ill father. It takes yet another missing girl to show her what she has been too afraid to face for the past ten years. Another book that kept me intrigued all the way through!

Pretending to DanceWhat Alice ForgotBring Me BackAll the Missing Girls

i hope you guys enjoy these books as much as i did!

love always, kayla jordan 

1 comment

  1. I just finished reading the last book on my waiting list so I was in need of fresh ideas! This comes in handy!

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