Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn
Oh Lordy. This is the second book I’ve read from Flynn, after taking nearly every Tumblr recommendation to pick up Gone Girl. Well, I read Gone Girl before I started posting book reviews- but I can say as quickly as I picked it up I sped through it and didn’t stop until the end. If you haven’t yet read it, please do.
So, after loving Gone Girl and the anxiety and tension only a mystery thriller can give you- I put Sharp Objects on my list and it finally came through on my library loan for my March reading. The book was a little hard to get into at first, I found the main character to be a little annoying. It quickly picked up with the same tension and anxiety that kept me going through Gone Girl a mile a minute. I read it cover to cover in just a weekend and loved it. This book takes on nearly an all female character cast and had an interesting family dynamic to boot. So, if you’re looking for something a little gruesome, a lot suspenseful, and a very easy read I suggest you pick it up- pool side reading will be here before we know it. Buy it here.
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles and So-Called Hospitality, Jacob Tomsky
I’d been wanting to read this book for a few months, but with all the traveling I did over the winter months, I thought it best to avoid reading about the underworld of hotels as I was staying in them. I can report that the book doesn’t expose any gross 20/20 style overview of hotels, but does share what you can gain from the hotel industry by following a few simple rules (one of them being, kindness). Aside from the tips, tricks, and wild stories about celebrity guests, the book offers insight to one man’s climb up the hospitality ladder. No matter what industry you work in, I think we can all relate to the struggle with work-life balance and trying to find what we really want out of life. An easy read that I enjoyed, buy it here.