Tuesday, July 12, 2016

what I read in june

today I'm linking up with jana and steph for show us your books, what I read in june. the title of the link up has 'books' plural; however, sadly in the month of june, I was only able to finish one book. hey, it's better than nothing and will make for a short post for you to read. if you're like me, you end up buying a lot of books from these linkups so if anything, I'm helping to narrow it down for you.

drumroll... the one book I managed to read in june was...


what she knew by gilly macmillan
in a heartbeat, everything changes…
rachel is walking with her eight-year-old son, ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. it’s an ordinary request on an ordinary sunday afternoon, and rachel has no reason to worry—until ben vanishes. police are called, search parties go out, and rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. as hours and then days pass without a sign of ben, everyone who knew him is called into question. as she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. and the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most. {amazon.com}
my take: A-
this book definitely struck a chord that had me asking "what would I do?" in this situation as a mother. and by as a mother I mean as a cat mother, since I don't actually have kids yet. when seemingly all odds are against you, do you take matters into your own hands and risk looking like a crazy person or do you trust in the system to solve the case? as females, we must trust our instincts because they rarely lead us astray and this book is a subtle reminder of that. what she knew was an easy read that will keep you guessing.

so that's it for june. you're welcome for keeping it short this month :) happy reading, everyone!



27 comments:

  1. This books sounds just like the kind of book I'd enjoy. It has similar tones to an SVU episode with a more psychological twist.

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  2. I have such a hard time with lost kid books. This sounds like a great one though.

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    1. I know right, the mom/endangered kid ones are tough, even though I'm not a mom :)

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  3. It seems like June has been a weird (or slow) book month for a lot of people. I haven't heard of this book before, but just reading the synopsis gives me a little bit of anxiety!

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    1. well thanks for making me feel better. I'll do better next month (I hope!).

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  4. hmmmm this book sounds super interesting! definitely adding it to my list. i have months like this as well, gotta give your brain a break sometimes!

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    1. that's true, it ebbs and it flows! the stack of unread books remains...

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  5. I've been a reading fool for the past few months and yet struggling to find a book that I really love. I need to slow down and read less, I think. This sounds like the type of book that I really enjoy, so adding it to my TBR!

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    1. sounds like we need to switch - you read less and I'll read more. haha! thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Sounds intriguing--adding it to my TBR list!

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  7. Oh man, I don't think I can read this one. Since having kids I have become such a wuss about reading books that involve missing children. The last one I read on this subject (Remember Mia) I had to read the ending first!

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    1. Yeah, I'm with you...since having kids I can't read books like this either. It does sound really good though!

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    2. ok guys, I won't spoil it, but everything turns out ok ;))

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  8. initeresting, i'm going to research that book on goodreads!

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  9. Oh wow, this definitely sounds interesting!

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  10. This sounds good! Not sure if I could read it though - I always let my kids run ahead!

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    1. gotta give them some freedom! this is why the book is so tough, because there's no right or wrong!!

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  11. I love mysteries, so this one is hopping on my TBR list, also known as my list of holds at the library that is already a million miles long. #NoShame.

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    1. at least you're not buying them like I do! the library is awesome, I just usually can't finish them in time.

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  12. This books sounds interesting-adding it to my list! Have you read Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake? It sounds similar to this one and was so good!

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    1. oooooh never read that one, I will check it out. thanks!!

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  13. Added it. At least, if you read one book, it was a good one!

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  14. I only finished two books and then didn't even do a blog post! Oh well, more for next month. I'm adding this one. Like you, I'm a cat mom, but I have nieces and nephews and I've worried about "losing" them when I'm in charge.

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    1. I will say, as a cat mom, I worry about losing my cat. if I call her and she doesn't come - I immediately freak out!!

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  15. What She Knew sounds like a very good read! I like a good mystery, so this one seems right up my alley!

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  16. Oooh that sounds really intense and interesting. :) Off to goodreads... XO - Alexandra

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