year in books - part three

I can't believe that it's the end of September! This year has flown by! My new years resolution is going strong and I've read 12 books so far this year. The books that I read over the past three months, a brief description, and my thoughts are listed below. If you've read any of these books or have a recommendation for me please share in the comments below! 

July: I was really excited to read Jennifer Weiner's new book, "All Fall Down". I love her and I though the subject (a mom who's addicted to painkillers) would be a nice change from the typical chick-lit subjects. Unfortunately I was not a fan of this book at all. I could not relate to the characters and the book dragged on and on. 

Genre: Women's Lit Audience: Women in their 20s and above Perfect for: Can't honestly recommend Rating: 2/5 stars 

August: My Mom has an extensive book collection so on my last trip home I decided to grab a couple of books, "If I Stay" was one of them. After seeing the trailer for the movie I couldn't wait to read this book and it did not disappoint. If you haven't seen the trailer, the book is about a girl who was in a car crash with her family and her decision to stay or "go". It was a heart wrenching quick read that left me completely stumped at the end. I can't wait to see the movie! 

Genre: Young Adult Audience: Anyone Perfect for: Weekend at home or beach read Rating: 4/5 stars 

September: Another book that I picked up off of my Mom's shelves was "Thirteen Reasons Why". This is a tricky book to recommend because it was such a sad subject. A teenage girl had a terrible series of events happen to her that led up to her taking her own life. It was very very sad.

Genre: Young Adult Audience: Anyone Perfect for: Rainy weekend Rating: 3/5 stars 

The second book that I read this month was one of my all-time favorites so far this year. Into The Darkest Corner is a "psycho thriller" in truest form. The story jumps between two time periods of the main character Cathy's life. In 2003 she is a happy-go-lucky club hopping twenty-something. In 2008 she's suffering from severe OCD and is trying to start her life over. I flew through this book! 

Genre: Psycho Thriller Audience: Anyone mid-twenties and up Perfect for: Any weekend/vacation read (although warning - might give you nightmares) Rating: 5/5 stars 

Interested in seeing the other books I've read this year? Check out part one and part two of this series! If you have any suggestions for me I'd love to hear from you.