What’s my favorite part of going on vacation besides the traveling and exploring? How much I get to read! It’s like I finally have time to relax and sit with a book I’ve been dying to crack open. I can really enjoy it! It doesn’t suck either when the scenery around me is peaceful enough to keep me relaxed and focused. The worst is when I want to read, but my surroundings end up distracting me from absorbing what’s happening in the pages before me. So I’m happy to say that I have two great books to recommend to you this month! Let me know if you check them out, or are interested in some past recommendations, too!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gale Honeyman
Like so many other novels that have made my recommendations list, I ended up reading this book in a day. Why? Well, wait until you meet Eleanor Oliphant. The unlikely heroine you never thought you needed has no filter, not very good social skills, a stickler for manners and formalities, and has a very unhealthy relationship with her mother. Everything in Eleanor’s life is running smoothy (at least according to her), until she meets the new IT guy in her office, Raymond. As you read this amazing novel, you’ll be rooting for Eleanor to be okay because it becomes clear very quickly that Eleanor Oliphant is not fine.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
If you read ‘Girl on A Train’ and loved it, then Hawkins next novel is exactly what you’ve been missing from your reading list. Beckford is a town known for its mysterious history of women dying in the river. Whether it was by their own volition or due to being accused of being a witch (yes, their history goes back that far), the river is a place known for strange things happening. So, when the one woman who is the most obsessed with the spot is found dead in the water, it’s only a matter of time for the investigation to bring up many loose ends. Hawkins sticks to her familiar form of using multiple points of view, but that only makes the suspense grow.