One of the questions I get most often from my friends, family, and you online pals is, “What should I be reading?”
Well…nobody told me that when I had Virginia I’d never be able to sit and binge read through a summer thriller like the days of my youth.
Just kidding, everyone told me this and I foolishly decided they were nonsensical and w-r-o-n-g.
Oh my sweet momma friends, how right you were.
On the rare and sweet occasion that my littlest decides to bless her mother with a precious nap here is what I’m reaching for this summer–or what I snagged into my hands over maternity leave!
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
If you were every book-loving human being in the last two years you likely read The Girl On The Train. While I can’t speak to the film adaptation, I can tell you that TGOTT is a book that will be in my husband’s beach read bag as we prepare to vacate for a week! I am always cautious to pick up any second novel by an author that I love so much, but after a lot of back and forth I finally picked up Into the Water and read it on my Kindle a few weeks ago. I.Loved.It. I think that while Hawkins’ first book left me wanting more, this one really stuck with me. You meet Nel, who is a single mom to a little girl and found dead. Her daughter goes to live with her sister–who becomes obsessed with figuring out the death of Nel and finds out there is way, way, way more (think more bodies–more) in the entire story than she originally believed.