Monday, July 21, 2014

I Read 3 Great Books in July

I like to read books while I am on the elliptical machine at the gym, so I get to indulge my love of reading while getting healthy!  Once I start a book at the gym, I often end up finishing it in a day or two because I have trouble putting books down!

This month I have read three great books so far (no, I did not only go to the gym three times!).

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay is one of the best books I have read all year!  I started it while babysitting one night, and I was so into the suspense of it that I about jumped off the couch when someone came home and walked in the door!  The book is about Cynthia, who wakes up one morning to realize that her whole family is gone without a trace.  The book starts when her family disappears, and then jumps ahead twenty-five years to her as an adult.  What happens next is beyond anyone's wildest thoughts!  I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Double Take by Catherine Coulter was good for two reasons.  The first reason was that I read another book by her last month so I knew some of the characters in this book.  I love following familiar characters through different books!  The second reason was that like the book above, what happens is just beyond anything I would ever think of!  This book takes you into the world of psychics and more!  I never saw the ending coming until the bitter end.  I would also highly recommend this book because the level of suspense was great and the characters were perfectly lovable or hate-able.

I didn't read the Kindle edition of Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, but that is the only image that matched my book cover!  James Patterson is one of my favorite authors whose books I always buy when they come out on paperback.  This book had me a bit confused in the beginning because so much was going on, but after a while I started to get what was going on.  Like the other two books, I had no idea how things were going to be resolved or why the murders were happening until the very end!  I had a favorite character in this book, which normally doesn't happen with me.  There was an FBI agent named Sarah Brubaker who played a pretty big role in this book.  I really hope we get to see her again because she was very likable.  If you enjoy James Patterson books, you will definitely enjoy this book!

It looks like I have read three murder mysteries in a row.  I think it's time for a comedy or romance novel.

Have you read any great books recently?


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Linwood Barclays' books are the best.

Tammy said...

I love James Patterson's books too - I haven't read this one yet, so I'll put it on my list. I'm reading a YA book from Random House UK right now called EVA, it's kind of interesting. I also read Little Mercies this past month and that was really good.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have read some of Coulter and Patterson. I stopped reading Patterson a while back though. I just started to feel like his books lost substance all the sudden. Right now I'm reading The Maze Runner. So far very interesting.

Ronalee said...

I used to read all the time and now I am so connected to my computer that I just don't read much anymore. I find that very sad. Right now I have a book started and I couldn't even tell you the title or the author. It is even a good book and I still have it sitting on the table, unfinished. Maybe I should shut down this laptop and read. Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for reading my blog posts.

his little lady said...

How perfect! I'm always up for a new read! I really want to try reading Gone Girl. I've heard nothing but good things :)
xo TJ

Terra Heck said...

I'm not much of a James Patterson fan but that first book sounds like a good read. I haven't had much time to read this summer. I have a pile of books waiting for me.