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It’s book day! I signed in on Goodreads and I am 13 books behind schedule for the year. When I set 60 books in January, I thought I was setting the bar low and I would far surpass that. Jokes on me! How are your yearly goals going? Linking up with Steph and Jana.

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

Spring Fever

I love a good Mary Kay Andrews book. She never disappoints. I really enjoyed the story of this one, but there were times in the book that I wanted to strangle the characters!!!! I liked both Mason and Annajane, but the communication between the two of them and being honest with their feelings got to be a bit ridiculous by the time we got to the middle of the book. 

Bottom Line: Cute read if you are a Mary Kay Andrews fan.

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes

This book is full of family drama, mental illness, alcoholism, forgiveness, moving on, and how the past molds the present and future. It follows two families who live next door to each other, tragic event happens between them and shows how it all unfolds. It did move a little slow for me, but you needed all the details to make some decisions for yourself to determine how you feel about the end.

Bottom Line: Read it!

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

The Perfect Wife

So this book as been my current read on my kindle app for the last four months and I still haven’t gotten past the first 25% of the book. I have loved all of JP Delaney’s other books, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pick this one up or care. Maybe it was the AI/sci-fi aspect of the book I don’t like? I am not really sure. But life is too short to read a book I am not into, so I am giving up and adding this to the DNF pile.

Bottom Line: This was a DNF for me.

**I received a copy of The Perfect Wife from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.**

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

So this is what I consider a typical Ruth Ware read. The premise was interesting, and the story was creepy and twisty just enough to keep me going. I wanted to find out how it all unfolded, but also, if there wasn’t so much lying and secrets, it could really have been a one chapter book. I saw this bingo game on Ware books and I had to share it…because basically all these things apply!

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Bottom Line: Good twisty book. I actually guessed straight off who it was, but then the book lead me to think it was someone else for awhile. I should have known!

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23 Comments

  • Reply Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic October 8, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I loved Ask Again, Yes! One of my all time favorites!

  • Reply Andrea Nine October 8, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Life is definitely too short to read books we cannot get into. Ask Again is on my pile, glad to hear it is good!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 8, 2019 at 7:30 am

    ask again was such a good book!

  • Reply Heather October 8, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I loved Ask Again Yes so much!! I have heard of a few people DNFing the new JP Delaney book so it’s on my no list at the moment. lol.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag October 8, 2019 at 9:01 am

    DNFs aren’t fun, but they happen sometimes. Better to move to something better! I’ve only read one book by Ware, but I am curious to try a few of her others.

    -Lauren

  • Reply Brittany Always October 8, 2019 at 9:04 am

    AGY is on the TBR, so many good reviews!

  • Reply Emelia A Lawrence October 8, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Ooooh, The Death of Mrs. Westaway sounds good, need to add that on goodreads!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 8, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Loved Ask Again, Yes so much!

  • Reply Kay R.D. October 8, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Im pretty sure after all the terrible reviews, I am never going to read the perfect wife haha

    the Ruth Ware bingo is hilarious

  • Reply SMD October 8, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I DNF The Perfect Wife after like five minutes. Absolutely fucking terrible premise.

  • Reply Laura October 8, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Have heard such good things about Ask Again Yes. I think I’m #13 on the wait list right now. And that sucks about JP Delaney – usually I’m into that stuff, but will steer clear of the Perfect Wife now.

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration October 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I feel like I’m the only one who didn’t outright hate The Perfect Wife, although it wasn’t up to Delaney’s normal standards. Ask Again is on my TBR. I have never read Ware because I’ve had too many friends complain about her books and her bingo card makes me laugh (and honestly makes me want to at least try her so I can be annoyed or possibly enamored. Who knows?).

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I feel like I need to pick up that current read so we can stay on the same book page like we did the past 2 months 🙂 LOL

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 8, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Goodreads giving us so much pressure LOL. I am 2 behind right now… need to catch up.

  • Reply Julie October 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I love that Ask Again Yes is making the rounds again, it’s on my to read list, and the perfect wife doesn’t seem to have a good following.

  • Reply Dara October 8, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I want to read Ask Again Yes! I have the JP Delaney on my library list, I wonder if I’ll like it. I read only one Ruth Ware – the Woman in Cabin 10 – and didn’t love it, so I haven’t picked up any of the others!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I DNFd The Perfect Wife as well. What a terrible, terrible book.

  • Reply Audrey October 9, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I’ve only read one book by Ware- The Woman in Cabin 10. I freaking hated it. I was going to give her another shot, but I haven’t yet. Ha.

  • Reply Kristin October 10, 2019 at 8:02 am

    The Ruth Ware BINGO card is spot on. I haven’t read her two newest books though.
    I liked In a Dark, Dark Wood but not the others.

  • Reply Danielle October 10, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I am reading a Ruth Ware book right now. That bingo game is totally true.

  • Reply kristen October 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    i’ve never read a ruth ware book, that bingo makes me laugh – and freaks me out, surprise incest? lol. good to know about ask again, yes, that is our next book club pick. we’ve had a lot of duds lately, so i’m hoping this is good, even if it’s slow.

  • Reply Pam October 14, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I’m finishing up The Death of Mrs Westaway and I am enjoying it. Our book club picked her for October. Ask Again Yes is on my TBR. 🙂

  • Reply Dani October 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I haven’t read anything by any of these authors, but I definitely won’t be reading The Perfect Wife! The Ware Bingo really makes me want to read something by her!

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