The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
I absolutely adore this book! It was sooooooo good. It’s the story of a girl who runs away from home looking for answers about her mother who passed away when she was four. She takes her nanny with her and she finds a place that makes her reevaluate what having a mother really means. I just loved this book, it’s one of the best books I have read in a while and so far the best book I’ve read this year. August is my favorite character. A quote that I really love is: “…that’s the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love–but to persist in love.” 5/5
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
This one was definitely better than the first one. It went through the history of vampires and it explains a lot of why Lestat was the way he was in Interview With the Vampire. There were a couple of slow parts but it picks up. It ends on a cliff hanger though so now I want to read the next book to see what happens. I plan to read it later in the year. I give it a 4/5.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
This is a pretty awesome story, I got Game of Thrones vibes. I really enjoyed it. I kept picturing cheesy school play actors doing it though so that didn’t help. I finally had to remind myself that this is a serious story of murder and throne stealing. It’s not a highschool play. I would like to see this live though, of course with real actors. I didn’t expect the ending though. I give it a 4/5.
Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
This book was an eye opener. I saw the show on Netflix and it was really good but now that I’ve read the book I see how they dramatized a lot of it for TV. I still consider it a great show, though. The book was really real, there was a lot of frank explanation of the crimes so those who are sensitive to that kind of stuff should not read it. It was pretty slow in the beginning but once it hit chapter five it really took off. I like this kind of stuff so I really enjoyed this book. It got repetitive at times but that just goes to show you that a lot of serial killers are basically the same. It made me think about my views on things like the death penalty and mental illness as a whole. It was a very interesting read for sure. I give it 4/5.