Five recent reads:

1. The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett.
Our book club choice for July. Very unique storyline, unlike anything I've read before. A story of African American twin sisters. Issues of identity, race, traditional relationship roles, domestic violence, poverty, transgender issues! Whoa! Even with all of this it ultimately felt like a tale about family and was a great read.

2. The Imitator, Rebecca Starford.
The story of a woman recruited by MI5 around 1940. A spy novel with a female lead intrigued me, but ultimately I didn't connect with the main character, finding her bland and wasn't thrilled with this story.

3. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave.
A good before bed page-turner This mystery is about a stepmother and daughter searching for a missing father. It started out really well, grabbing my attention, but seemed to lose its way as the story became more far fetched. I still enjoyed it, the way you would a good if not entirely believable TV show.

4. The Guest List, Lucy Foley.
An Island, a wedding, a murder. A thriller that keeps you turning the pages. I really enjoyed this one. A great before bed read with mystery, but not too dark or realistic as to become depressing.
5. Of Gold and Dust, Samantha Wills.
Look this isn't the best-written book you'll ever read, but that's not the point. It's a read in one sitting story. I'd never heard of Samantha or her brand before picking it up yet as a fellow female entrepreneur, I loved it. If you've ever thought of starting your own business, this is a great read!

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