Jun 30, 2020

What I Read in April - June 2020

I thought I'd read more during quarantine, but it turns out a lot of my reading time was when I was out of the house, especially in the afternoons when I was waiting for the boys to get out of school. And I listened to audiobooks in the car. So I've actually been reading less, especially nonfiction. But I've been getting back to reading at least fiction, now that I've found a new series.

Books 1 - 4 of James Patterson's Alex Cross series: Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, Jack & Jill, Cat & Mouse

This series has been around for a long time, so I thought I would give it a try. I don't love it the way I love James Rollins's Sigma series, but it's entertaining.

Plan for the Worst by Jodi Taylor (Book 11 in the Chronicles of St. Mary's series)

The twists and turns in this series always take me by surprise. Maybe the logic doesn't actually make sense, but I feel like it does, somehow.

The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen (audio)

I really appreciated the insight into the teenage brain provided by this book. It gave me language I needed to talk with my boys about making choices, and why drugs are particularly bad for them (and other teenagers). I actually want to get the print version and read it now to really absorb the information in this book.

One book I started but didn't finish is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. It's hugely popular and a bestseller, but I got a quarter of the way through it and realized I wasn't enjoying it so I stopped. Was I wrong, and did you love it?

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