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TBR July | New and Noteworthy July 2016

TBR July | New and Noteworthy July 2016

TBR 1- Truly, Madly, Guilty | Liane Moriarty | Release Date July 26th, 2016

Yay, a new Liane Moriarty! Moriarty is one of those authors that I will read regardless of the synopsis of the book. I love how she is able to take seemingly ordinary adult relationships and take a deep dive and tease out the complexity that exists within love, family, friendship, and marriage. And there's almost always a twist that gets neatly resolved by the end. Picking this one up ASAP!

Update December 2018- This was not my favorite. Probably my least favorite Moriarty, unfortunately!

TBR 2- The Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware | Release Date July 19th, 2016

I've seen the Woman in Cabin 10 all over Instagram and I was interested in knowing more. When I read that it features a woman that is an unreliable narrator who is witness to someone being thrown overboard but is having trouble getting people to take her fears seriously, I immediately added it to my list. Being trapped in a large boat sounds pretty terrifying to me. So why, then, am I adding this to my list? Glutton for punishment, I guess. I've heard some very good things about it so I'm excited to get started! I'm picturing Girl on a Train....on a boat. 

Update December 2018- This wasn’t my favorite Ruth Ware! There were some high points, but the ending was so far fetched it bordered on absurd. I’m a much bigger fan of her first, In a Dark Dark Wood.

TBD- You Will Know Me | Megan Abbott | Release Date July 26th, 2016

When I read the description for this book, I got interested right away. It’s a psychological thriller with a protagonist whose daughter is an Olympic hopeful gymnast. Sign me up! I knew the author’s name was familiar, and then I realized why. I read Abbott’s “The Fever” this year, and was so disappointed. I was expecting The Fever to be such a page turner (it's about a mysterious plague that hits high school students and the hysteria that unravels) but I was so disappointed with its execution. If nothing else, I'm impressed with how prolific she is, having published 4 books in 4 years. While this would only make the 2nd book I've read of hers, I'm going in with caution.

Update December 2018- Of all of the books listed here, this was my favorite! I thought she captured the world of competitive gymnastics perfectly and really enjoyed the twists.

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TBR August | New and Noteworthy August 2016

TBR August | New and Noteworthy August 2016

TBR & TBD | New and Noteworthy June 2016

TBR & TBD | New and Noteworthy June 2016