All About Entertainment…Books and Shows

 Okay, I know we’re all busy moms who are shuffling kids from practice to sports to school so we don’t have many daily minutes to devote to our own personal entertainment.  If you’re like me the shows that get the most air time are ones the entire family can watch and enjoy.  But as I’m folding laundry or for a few minutes before falling asleep at night, I like to enjoy a little entertainment that’s just for me whether it be in book form or show form.  I haven’t shared a list of the books I’ve read since March so settle in for a little book round-up along with a little look at what I’ve been watching.

I’m a Laura Tremaine fan so this book didn’t disappoint in the least.  As a grown adult woman, it can be difficult to make and cultivate great friend relationships so in this book Laura highlights one of the biggest ways to do that…by being vulnerable and sharing our lives.  Laura leads by example by sharing stories from her life so that we get a better understanding of her which in turn leads us to want to share our own stories.  It’s sweet, heartfelt, and a read that will inspire you to get into the details of your life with others.

First of all, I shared some of the thrillers I read earlier this year in this post.  If you’re into thrillers, I highly recommend you check it out.

This book is one of those thrillers that kept me thinking throughout the entire story.  Single mom, Louise, meets cute guy, David, at a bar.  Sparks fly and they kiss, but when Louise meets her new boss at work on Monday she’s shocked to discover it’s David and he’s married.  In a strange turn of events she becomes friends with his wife and well, it’s twisted, full of suspense, and a thriller you should read.

This was made into a Netflix series…did anyone watch?  Should I?

The Hot Flash Club

This book is an oldie but goodie.  I laughed and laughed throughout this story about a random group of four new friends who are tackling all things related to menopause while doing their best to find success, healthy love relationships, and more.  There are four books in the series and I have plans to read them all but I think I’ll enjoy these even more in about ten more years.  These ladies are in their fifties-sixties age range and I’ll be able to related much more when I’m closer to that age.

I finally finished this enneagram book!  If you listened to the Bestie Breakdown:  Breaking Down the Enneagram then you know we were both reading to learn a little more about our numbers.  If you have any interest in learning more about enneagrams, this is a good one.  The author has a chapter devoted to each enneagram number where he dives deeper into the motives behind each number, their wings, and more. 
Sarah and Adam are thought to have a perfect marriage but when Adam’s mistress is found dead that perfect marriage begins to unravel.  

Hi!  My name is Erika and I love a thriller.  This wouldn’t disappoint in the slightest.  It kept me guessing until the very end!

This book opens with a man and woman having an affair which leads to the woman being torn…between her husband and her lover.  I immediately judged the woman by her actions but throughout the story we saw more and more glimpses of her life…the hardships she faced, the trials she lived through, and the abuse she experienced all led her to where she is today.  I found myself rooting for this woman and cheering her on from the pages.  This is a book that I’ll remember for years.  It’s heartfelt, in some places haunting, and will pull at your heart strings.

This summer in preparation of our visit to Nantucket, I read 28 Summers, a love story that involved a man and woman meeting up every single summer for twenty-eight years.  A sweet, easy to read romance that used some of Nantucket’s most popular establishments in the story.

This is a small Kindle only edition sequel to 28 Summers…you won’t want to skip this one after reading the first book.

Another thriller, another great recommendation.  I really can’t even think of how to describe this one without giving too much away.  

According to Amazon, Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.

Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son – the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.

Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel….

She shouldn’t get involved.

She really shouldn’t.

But this could be her chance to make a few things right.

Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.”

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And a little look at what I’ve been watching lately..
Kim’s Convenience-a cute little comedy sitcom about a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store.

Outer Banks-I got sucked into the second season of Outer Banks because I had so many friends who mentioned they were watching.  For some reason, this show bugs me because so much of the show seems so far-fetched but it ALWAYS works out for these high school kids.  Did you watch season two?  What’d you think?

LuLaRich-is a documentary based on the LuLaRoe business plan.  I just started watching but quickly got sucked right in. Have you watched this one?

And BIG BROTHER!  The tough as nails alliance, The Cookout, surviving all the way to the end was pretty incredible.  Now that they’re having to go after each other the show is really getting good.  WHO WILL MAKE IT TO THE END?!  My money is on Xavier at this point.  Who are you cheering for?

What entertainment have you been enjoying?  Please share!

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  1. 9.23.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    You know I was just scrolling through AND THEN I GOT TO THE TV SECTION. Finally, a space for me on a book review post. 😉

  2. 9.23.21
    Laura said:

    I'm the same as Sheaffer! If it's an audiobook I'll listen. I've watched the LulaRich…fascinating in the worst way!

  3. 9.23.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    Outer banks is so addicting but so unrealistic! I loved it! If you like thrillers, try the Silent Patient, it’s so good!!

  4. 9.23.21
    Kelly S said:

    I love POSTS LIKE THIS. LOVE. Thank you for sharing. I love reading, and I love a good thriller. I highly suggest the books:

    Falling (so so so good)

    The Nature of Fragile Things (so good)

    Currently reading: Little Secrets (a Thriller)

  5. 9.23.21
    Jen said:

    So what did you think of the ending ?

  6. 9.23.21
    April Davis said:

    Finished OB season 2 last night.. then was mad at myself for wasting 10 hours of my life … then realized I would do it all over again.. 😜

  7. 9.23.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I agreed with everything in this post…except for Big Brother. I don't agree with that. Bahahaha! Did the giant squirrel make an appearance this week? 😉

  8. 9.23.21
    Mary said:

    I didn't read Behind her Eyes Her Eyes, but the show on Netflix is really good! I love a good thriller as well.

  9. 9.24.21
    Janet said:

    I'm team Xavier too.

  10. 9.24.21
    Joanne said:

    My son and I were just watching a few episodes of Kim's Convenience yesterday!

  11. 9.25.21
    Julie C. said:

    My husband & I watched Behind Her Eyes…we DID NOT like the ending. I've never read the book, but the ending of the show was dumb. We liked it until the end. And Big Brother…OMG!!!! It's so crazy that The Cookout made it to the final 6. I haven't watched the last 2 episodes from this week, but I agree w/ you…my bets are on Xavier!!!!!

  12. 9.28.21
    Najla said:

    I love your book recommendations and follow you on goodread for that same reason, love a good thriller!

  13. 3.24.22
    Aundrea said:

    Your book recs are aways my favorite posts! Can’t wait for the next one!

    • 3.24.22
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!