Okay, so I changed those lyrics a little…but seriously, a great song, right!?
It’s time for September’s Voracious Readers list. What did you get up to in the reading department? I didn’t read as much as I normally do, maybe its because I wasn’t sitting dockside as much as in summer? I’ll test that hypothesis in October…
My favourite three reads from this month were The Good Girl (SO GOOD!), It’s Just a F**ing Date, and The Supreme Macaroni Company.
Let’s dive in!
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
I thought this book was unreal. I stumbled across it on my kindle (like I do with a lot of my favourite reads) on day and couldn’t put it down. It’s a thriller mystery intertwining a families secrets with real life danger. Mia, a sweet and caring inner-city art teacher came from very well off roots but is determined to forge her own path, far, far away from her parents. She’s doing pretty well in life until Colin Thatcher walks into her life. He is anything but a safe rebound. Colin is supported to kidnap Mia and deliver her to his superiors, but when he changes the plans, Mia’s life could be in even more danger than she though. Her mother Eve, and the head detective, Gabe, stop at nothing to bring Mia home. Little did they think they would dig up more than just Mia’s location. If that little description doesn’t leave you wanting more, I don’t know what will. Ugh, I just want to read it again it was so good! Mark Kubica did such a fantastic job writing it that I didn’t even see one of the biggest twists coming…it was shocking! My only complaint was that it isn’t part of a series – I wanted to continue to follow the characters. Luckily, Mark Kubica has written some other books, so we’re not totally out of luck. When someone has read this, let’s please talk about the ending…I’m going nuts over here not having anyone to talk to about it!!! Seriously, write in the comments below!
It’s Just a F***ing Date by Greg Behrendt & Amira Ruotola
I actually read this one a while back following one of my own breakups. I’ve noticed a lot of my friends having relationship struggles this month and thought, ‘well Universe, if this isn’t the time to share, when is!?’. At the time that I read this book, I thought it would be a good idea to help me get back into the dating game. I didn’t really know what to expect but thought, hey, it can’t hurt. Seriously, this book is hilarious. It’s also filled with some serious truths. Simple things like helping you figure out why you’re dating the same type of person over and over, or how the definition of dating isn’t meeting someone and hunkering down right away just because its exciting (its okay, actually its encouraged, to explore what the world has to offer and learn what really floats your boat). Oh, it was funny, truthful, and confirmed things that I believed to be true for dating. After a relationship ends its nice to have your standards and beliefs reiterated – you’re worth it all honey! If you’re even remotely curious about what this book has to offer – READ IT! Not every piece will be relevant to your life, it wasn’t all for me, we all have our own habits to break. I’f you guys like this kind of topic, let me know, i’m happy to put together a post on it!
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
This is actually the third book in a trilogy about a young woman named Valentine. Since this is the last instalment, I won’t explain too much, but if you’re looking for a great beach read about a young woman whose trying to find her way in the world at work, in her family, and in dating, then this is your read. Plus, who doesn’t love it when a great book has some sister-books lying around.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these books, so comment below with some recommendations as well as your thoughts on these books above!
(All photos from Amazon.ca)