Another month has gone by and not many books have been read. I guess I need to just throw that reading goal out the window this year. I have only read 37 out of my 60 projected books, so there is no way I will finish! I just bought two new books I hope to read this month but that will probably be all I have time for.
James Patterson is one of my all time favorite writers. I usually love all of his books! I needed something to listen to while I was at the gym, so I went scrolling through iBooks and bought Murder House. I rated it 4/5 stars and the Goodreads rating is 4.07 with over 5,000 ratings. I really enjoyed it and even brought my headphones inside to finish it once I was near the end. Goodreads synopsis is: It has an ocean-front view, a private beach–and a deadly secret that won t stay buried. Noah Walker isn’t superstitious. But there’s one beach house in Bridgehampton that has a troubling history of violence and mystery: when Noah was a kid, No. 7 South Ocean burned down in a devastating fire, killing the couple trapped inside. Investigators had no explanation for what happened, and many believe it was no accident. Rebuilt after the fire, the gorgeous, ocean-front property is still known by locals as The Murder House. Now, sixteen years later, a powerful Hollywood player and his mistress are found dead in The Murder House–and the police unearth proof that the couple is undeniably linked to Noah s past. To prove his innocence, Noah must uncover the house s dark secrets–and reveal his own.
Then I read Killing Monica… This is the last book I won through Goodreads giveaways and I couldn’t seem to pick it up due to the ratings. I have a feeling if you don’t read what you win then you won’t win anything else, so I decided to go ahead and read it. The beginning wasn’t that bad, but by then end I really just wanted to leave it somewhere and not finish it. I rated it a 2/5 but only because 2.5 isn’t a choice. It’s rated 2.59 on Goodreads with only around 1,700 ratings, so clearly it’s not one of Candace Bushnell’s more popular books considering it’s been out since June! Goodreads synopsis is: This is the book fans of Candace Bushnell have been waiting for. From the author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, and The Carrie Diaries comes an addictive story about fame, love, and foolishness that will keep readers enthralled to the very last enticing scene. Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy’s publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica-as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who’s gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas. When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen-and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy’s startling change of plan. In KILLING MONICA, Candace Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the meaning of identity. With her trademark humor and style, this is Bushnell’s sharpest, funniest book to date.
I hope the next two books I read will be better or my reading slump will continue into 2016!