• Erin Zaranec

2018 Reads: Books 56-60

Updated: Dec 31, 2018


So... considering I couldn't even remember reading this book... I feel like I can't even summarize it for y'all.


Here's a link to it's GoodReads page - sorry I can't be of more help with this one!









This was my first time reading Agatha Christie and I loved it! I was trying to figure out the crime and the motive with every page.


Christie's writing style is definitely a bit of an adjustment, but I thought it made a good addition to my bookshelf.


I won't spoil any of it for you, but I can say that I didn't see the ending coming at all and was really happy about that.



This book is a stunning piece of well-researched and reported journalism. I have a soft spot for any book that incorporates journalism, which is what originally attracted me to this book.


The Unsettlers explores the lives of Americans who are yearning for some part of 'the simple life', whether that be through ditching their cars, growing their own food, and becoming urban farmers.


I loved that the book followed the stories of several families who follow the calling of the simple life. Every story was amazing - from creating an 'intentional community' to urban farming. I loved that the book presented the difficulties behind these lifestyles and didn't present it through rose-colored lenses.


Yet another amazing read by Ng. I loved Little Fires Everywhere!


Mia and Pearl Warren add some color to the picture-perfect Shaker Heights, Ohio (hey, Cleveland!) The Warrens become affiliated with the Richardson family, and while the mother-daughter duo learn all about the Richardsons, the backstory of the Warren women remains a mystery to everyone in town.


Mia isn't a rule follower and she shakes up Shaker Heights a bit more than she anticipated. Suspicious of Mia and her unconventional ways, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia's.


This book is full of amazing character portraits and an even better plot line.

See How Small is based on the real-life Austin Yogurt Shop murders in Austin, Texas.


Most books about such horrid events have some sort of silver lining or redeeming quality, but I don't think this book had either. It was easy to get through but I didn't love it.