I am hoping to read more/listen to more audiobooks in 2021. Stephen gave me airpods for Christmas, and I am so excited about having the opportunity to walk around cordless and listen to audiobooks. I think they will also come in handy once the baby is here and I’m up in the middle of the night rocking baby.
Someone gave me the advice to find something I love doing in the middle of the night (other than spending time with my baby) so those late night/early morning wake-up calls are less painful. I’m hoping listening to audiobooks or reading is going to be my thing.
So here is a list of what I have read lately. I’m thinking we can do these once a month and I can catch you up on my latest finds.
What I’m reading January 2021.
The Thursday Murder Club – I read this book over the holiday break and really liked it. I received it as a Christmas gift because I love mystery novels. I read it very quickly and it had some very funny moments. I would call it a lighthearted murder mystery, if that’s a thing. It was perfect to read over Christmas because it wasn’t too dark. Four members of a retirement community are in a club where they review unsolved murders. However, they find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The characters in this book are delightful. If you like murder mystery novels, I highly recommend The Thursday Murder Club.
The Flight Attendant – I watched this series on HBO Max over the break and LOVED it. So I wanted to read the book that they based the series. I know you should always read the book and then watch the show/movie, but I did it backwards. Both were really good! They do have different endings so I recommend reading and watching both to get different versions. The premise is the same though, Cassie is an alcoholic flight attendant who meets a man on one of her flights. They go out and spend the night together. In the morning, she wakes up next to his dead body. So again, another murder mystery novel, but I am very glad I still read it after watching the show. I’ll let you make up your mind which one you like better without giving you my opinion.
Something She’s Not Telling Us -This is the latest novel from Darcy Bell who wrote A Simple Favor. That book and movie are way different, just an FYI. I was excited to read the next book from Darcy Bell. I liked Something She’s Not Telling Us, but you need to go into it without thinking it’s going to be like A Simple Favor. I unfairly compared them. Something She’s Not Telling Us is a fast and entertaining read. I really did like it! Once I separated the two, I liked it even more. Charlotte has everything she could want in life, but when her brother brings his new girlfriend to meet the family and Charlotte’s daughter is kidnapped, everything turns upside down. This is another story of two women and a lot of secrets.
Up next on my list is the Bridgerton Series. I loved the Netflix show and am excited to read the series.
What are you reading lately? Please give me some recommendations to add to my list!