Happy Mother’s Day! We celebrated Mother’s Day early and headed down to the Jersey Shore yesterday to relax on the beach. It was almost 80 degrees outside and even though the Atlantic was cold, the girls still got pretty wet. It was a lovely day just to be out of doors and enjoying the sunshine with my husband and kids. After the girls went on some rides on the boardwalk and played on the beach, we headed back up north and ate a great meal at a local restaurant. Today, we plan on just sitting on the back deck and enjoying another pleasant day.
I spent some of my beach time yesterday reading Alma Katsu’s The Taker. I’m just shy of a hundred pages in but so far I am enjoying the book. I know that book two in the planned Taker trilogy(titled The Reckoning) is coming out next month and if this book keeps my interest I’ll probably jump right into the second one.
I also recently finished Katherine Howe’s The House of Velvet and Glass, which was part historical fiction (with chapters flip flopping from the deck of the Titanic to opium dens in late 1800’s Shangai to high Boston society in 1915) part romance with a little bit of magic mixed in. It was a good read and I plan on posting my review sometime this week.
In between those two books mentioned above, I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which I received from TLC Book Tours. It was the first book I’ve ever read by the author, but it most certainly will not be my last. Gone Girl was an excellent mystery with twists and turns that truly had me guessing until the end. Flynn’s writing is reminicint of one of my other favorite mystery novelists, Tana French, who by the way will be coming out with a new book called Broken Harbor in July! Since I’m on the Gone Girl book tour my review won’t be published until mid-June, but in the meantime you could always read Carabosse’s Library review, as she pretty much sums up my feelings of the book!