July was kind of a slow month for me, in terms of books read. I decided to keep it realistic for my August TBR and pick out four books that I want to finish. I’ve already started The Leftovers and The End of the Affair, but I’m having trouble really getting into them. I think I’m just in a bad reading slump and need a really good book to get me back into the swing of things!

My Best Friend’s Exorcism – Grady Hendrix
  • Originally Published May 2016
  • Page Count 332
  • Genre Horror, Thriller, Coming of Age
  • My Rating Prediction 4 / 5

Abby and Gretchen are best friends, but Abby starts to suspect that Gretchen has been possessed and a demon is currently residing in her body. Yep, that’s all I need to know, I’m in. Also, this book cover is AWESOME.

The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta
  • Originally Published August 2011
  • Page Count 355
  • Genre Psychological Fiction
  • My Rating Prediction 4 / 5

People start disappearing into thin air with no explanation. Those who are left behind are trying to determine why their loved ones disappeared and why they hadn’t. Is it The Rapture? Aliens? What’s referred to as the Sudden Departure has left citizens of Mapleton, a small suburban town, devastated and confused. The novel follows one family in particular, the Garvey’s, who are navigating their loss as well as trying to prepare for their daunting future.

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  • Originally Published May 2009
  • Page Count 345
  • Genre Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
  • My Rating Prediction 4.5 / 5

A mother and two sisters were murdered in what was known as “The Satan Sacrifice”. The seven-year-old daughter Libby, who was left behind, testified that her own brother was the killer. Fast forward to twenty-five years later and a group known as the Kill Club believes Libby’s brother Ben, is innocent. Digging for information that could possibly free Ben, the Kill Club is looking to Libby to give them proof.

The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
  • Originally Published 1951
  • Page Count 160
  • Genre Psychological Fiction, Romance (?)
  • My Rating Prediction 3.5 / 5

A complicated love affair that, “is a record of hate, far more than of love.” Maurice Bendrix has an affair with Sarah Miles. A year after Sarah’s death, Bendrix looks back on his affair with Sarah and attempts to understand his feelings for her.

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