I know this post is late, but I decided I wasn’t going to take my laptop on my vacation to Mexico and that blog posts would just have to wait.
In March I got through several books. Mostly because I was in the car a lot driving to and from painting a mural and to and from other things.
When I paint murals or drive I often listen to a book or podcast. In March it was a lot of books.
I know some people don’t like audio books, but I love them. I get sick of podcasts after a while and I still read actual paper books and digital books, but I find nothing wrong with listening to books as well since it works so well with painting and driving.
In March I finished these books:
The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides
This book kept me intrigued. Anytime someone is silent and won’t talk, I’m like WHYYYYYYYY!?!?! Add in murder and art and I’m hooked. Great thriller.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris
This book is based on a true story and wow. I’ve never heard a Holocaust story quite like this. I always wondered how people survived the camps, this story shows a glimpse of that. Very good book.
The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
All the twists and turns. This book was really complicated but written well so you could follow it. I think listening probably made it a little easier to follow.
The story also makes you think that you never know what’s going on behind closed doors and why people do certain things. I enjoyed the story and am excited to see what else this author duo have in store.
The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn
I had zero expectations for this book. Had no idea what it was about. We picked it for book club and while it was short it was packed with mystery. Gillian Flynn is SUCH a good writer. I don’t know how she comes up with all of her ideas! It’s a quick read, you won’t regret it!
Billion Dollar Whale, by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope
I had never heard of Jho Low before, but holy sh*t this story is crazy. It actually reminded me of Elizabeth Holmes and Bad Blood because of how people can fool other people into thinking something without any evidence. It’s amazing what Low was able to make happen with basically fake money. People just went along with it with little to no questioning.
This story also outs a lot of celebrities who were friends with Low or worked with him. Pretty crazy.
It’s a little long and technical about how he moved money around and the background of certain “companies” and people, that part can be a little boring, but the overall story was fascinating.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What have you been reading lately?