Book Clubs have long been one of my all-time favourite things. I enjoy reading books that either provoke deep thought, or, simply provide an outlook of wildly amusing entertainment to escape from the world in which we live. For the month of September, each of the picks I’ve read this month are exactly that — page turners at their best possible definition.
Okay okay, I’m a sucker for a neurotic woman who by all means still managed to find a way to make her life work. The Overdue Life of Amy B surrounds the life of a woman obviously named Amy, juggling suburban life; an ex-husband (with a penchant for buying lingerie for sexy younger women), and two equally dramatic children. This totally laugh-out-loud novel takes a one-two punch at the reality of t he lives our Moms’ live — juggling motherhood and sometimes doing it alone. But Amy ‘s life took a turn for the interesting after bumping into her ex-hubby in a drugstore, and then, found herself spending a neurotic. summer in NYC.
Book rating: 4.5 stars
2. Thin Air
This particular book took me into a thrilling world of mystery with an equal part curiosity. Thin Air by Lisa Gray hit real close to home for me because I also was a kidnapping victim when I was young. The book goes into the life of fictional P.I Jessica Shaw, who. finds herself investigating some of the pretty normal cases one would expect in Los Angeles. The only problem? She gets a sudden tip about a 25-year-old missing persons case gone awry and cold. The actual problem? That missing persons/child is actually her and now she has to find out what really happened to her when she was a child.
RATING: 5 STARS