Instead of writing a post after each book, I thought I’d simply write a shorter recap at the end of each month. My long 2020 list puts me at about ~2 books/month and I’m already behind. Sophie is very disappointed.

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney | Audiobook

Sometimes I Lie is a gripping thriller about a woman who is trapped in a coma, but completely aware of everything around it. It travels back and forth in time to unfold what really happened to Amber Reynolds. Great book, which prompted me to add The Silent Patient to my 2020 book list.

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth was a National Book Award finalist, which is how it ended up in my stack of books. Unlike Trust Exercises, I really liked it! Each chapter follows a different character and how their lives changed after two young sisters go missing on a remote Russian island. Dun Dun Dun.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing | Audiobook

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing was best described as ‘Dexter’ meets ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’. I started listening to it while walking Sophie and was quickly hooked. I then listened to it every time I got in my car, took Sophie for a walk and did house chores. Compared to other audiobooks, it’s relatively short at 10 hours. Even shorter since I listened to it at 1.25x and sometimes at 1.5x.

I Owe You One By Sophie Kinsella | Audiobook

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella is the most chic-flicky a book can get. I mean that in the nicest way. It’s charming and sweet and totally predictable, but that’s what I love about Sophie’s writing. It was an excellent “read” on some recent long car rides and would be a great beach read.

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner| Audiobook

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner was another audiobook I finished up in January. I actually “read” part of it back in early December, but wasn’t able to finish it in the 2-week loan period. Back before I dusted my car… Thankfully the library’s audiobook app, Libby, remembers your spot. Is that an e-bookmark? Anyway, it’s another chic-flick of sorts. Not nearly as chicky as I Owe You One, but still that genre. It’s much more serious, telling the story of two sisters who go through multiple tragedies and struggles. I liked it, but it didn’t leave me with the warm and fuzzies.

Looking back on January, it was either a thriller or a chic-flick. And wouldn’t you know it? Right now I’m reading a John Grisham novel, my first one!