After saying I wasn’t going to set a number goal, I went ahead and set my reading goal to just 15 books. It’s pretty low but that just means it’s a reachable goal. In the past I’ve put 50 books and never made it. And I’m someone who loves to read! As of today I’ve six books! Here’s a little break down of a few of them.
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
This book was about the Boston Strangler. You’ll find numerous books about this case, but this author had a personal (yet small) interaction with Albert DeSalvo. Honestly, I feel that’s the only reason he wrote the book. It was a struggle to get through, as he was going back and forth between DeSalvo and another man named Roy Smith. Smith was arrested and charged with a murder that was very similar to the Boston Strangler crimes. I think the book had some good ideas and theories but it was just hard to follow. I rarely give anything below three stars, but I gave this book two.
Obsessed (Lizzy Gardner #4) by T.R. Ragan
I’m not sure how I came across the Lizzy Gardner series but I’m glad I did. They’re quick reads, nothing mind blowing. If you’re looking for a thriller series to check out, I highly recommend these books. It’s nice to have a series about a female lead for once. And a female lead who has issues, who isn’t portrayed as being perfect. Lizzy has her problems but they make her who she is, and she’s aware of them. “Obsessed” ended on a cliffhanger and now I’m counting down the days until the next book in the series is out!
The Darkest Night: The Murder of Innocence in a Small Town by Ron Franscell
Another book written by an author who had personal experiences with the case. He grew up in the town where the crime took place and was even friends with one of the victims. The book is about two sisters who run into two men who end up committing horrible acts of violence against them. Becky, the older sister survives the ordeal, but her younger sister Amy is sadly murdered. The book bounces around talking about the victims, both before and after the crimes, and the two men who were arrested and convicted. I wish the book had spent more time talking about the sisters, and less time on the criminals that ruined a small town forever. It wasn’t a bad book though and I gave it three stars.
And there you have it! There’s another book that I might write a full review/post on, but we’ll see. What books have you been reading?