Hey Nerdy Peeps! I thought this would be a fun post since book recommendations always pop up on my Pinterest feed. These books look like nothing I have read before and I have no clue on why they are being recommended but I thought I would share them with you anyway.
5 Recommended Books From Pinterest
This first book is one I would probably never pick up. The cover doesn’t even pique my interest. Now, the title on the other hand kinda makes me want to pick it up. So, you wanna see what it is?
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
Now, you know I’m going to look the book up on Goodreads so I can see what it’s really about. And let me tell you it actually sounds pretty great.
Let me give you a little snippet.
Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching beyond. Pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and tow-headed twins Rory and Rhys all attend the village school and eat home-cooked meals together every night. Their father is a sweet gangly man named Colin, who still looks like a teenager with floppy hair and owlish, round-framed glasses. Their mother is a beautiful hippy named Lorelei, who exists entirely in the moment. And she makes every moment sparkle in her children’s lives. (Goodreads)
Book number two is also one I don’t think I would ever pick up. The cover isn’t even appealing. So, let’s take a look at this book, shall we?
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
Here’s another snippet
To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine Examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy, to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife Heather, who now oversee the grapes’ day-to-day management. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a neighbor vintner and her first love. (Goodreads)
Book number three is not something that looks interesting
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
The cover of the book is not appealing at all. The title is a little intriguing, but not my fancy.
The snippet is not even that great.
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. (Goodreads)
Book number four is appealing I like the title and I like the cover. Especially the lady in the red dress.
The Silent Woman by Terry Lynn Thomas
Then I read the blurb and I was swayed away. Definitely not a book I will reach for.
Catherine Carlisle is trapped in a loveless marriage and the threat of World War Two is looming. She sees no way out… that is until a trusted friend asks her to switch her husband’s papers in a desperate bid to confuse the Germans.
Soon Catherine finds herself caught up in a deadly mixture of espionage and murder. Someone is selling secrets to the other side, and the evidence seems to point right at her.
(It just seems predictable.)
We made it to book recommendation number five. The colors on the cover are lovely and I think I would pick this one up.
A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris
So, here’s a snippet from the blurb that I think you might like.
Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, and left him dealing with PTSD. His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan–and her life is in grave danger. Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. Information they are willing to kill for.
So, there you have it 5 recommendations from Pinterest I would probably never read. I don’t know what Pinterest was thinking, but these books would never cross my radar.
Let me know if any of these suit your fancy or if I should give any of them a shot!