All the Little Children by Jo Furniss: “Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children—until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost.” (via) I was into this book for the first 90% but there is a final decision in the end that I found unrealistic and could not believe.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: “Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.” (via) I picked this up on the recommendation of a friend and I could not put it down. I loved it and found it engaging, fast paced and, of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s set in Ohio.
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King: This month’s parenting book. I found some helpful nuggets and would recommend it to folks with kids in this age range.
Killman Creek by Rachel Caine: This thriller is the follow up to Stillhouse Lake, which I previously read and really enjoyed. I did hate that she set it up for another one and felt the pacing of this book was a little off – too slow to build and the climax came too late towards the end of the book. We are the characters aren’t given a chance to catch our breath after the climax hits, and given the subject matter, we all need one!