Book It: What is the Madison Moms Blog Team Reading?

Reading is a wonderful indulgence and escape. As the summer winds to a close, I can say with confidence that I’ve read on the beach, in a car, on an airplane, on the couch, and in my pjs just prior to lights out. Here’s a quick round up of books that members of the MMB Team have recently read and want to share with you.

You by Caroline Kepnes recently read by Kyla

Kyla says: You was a mental bender. While reading it, I questioned whether I was crazy or weird. The author paints such a well-rounded protagonist that you end up rooting for him, even though he’s clearly deranged. (A bit of google research shows that You is soon to be a Lifetime movie.) While reading You, I was locking my doors mid-day by the time I finished the first chapter!

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris recently read by Alicia

Alicia says: I LOVED Paris’ first book Behind Closed Doors, which I listed to as an audiobook. Behind Closed Doors was sooo good–a psychological thriller that kept me wonder what was going to happen. The Breakdown promised to deliver the same–another gripping thriller about a girl named Cass who feels responsible for a local woman’s murder for not getting out of her car to see if she needed help late one rainy evening. Cass starts forgetting things, thinks she’s seeing things, and quickly starts to unravel. The Breakdown wasn’t nearly as good as Paris’ first book–a little too repetitive and predictable perhaps–but I finished it in 3 days so it’s a quick read! 

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge recently read by Jenny

Jenny says: Castle of Water was an amazing story–beautifully written–about love, survival, and loss. I LOVED it!

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman recently read by Sarah

Sarah says: It’s wonderful- funny, smart, well-paced–and then gut-punchingly sad. That’s my favorite combination– funny, funny, funny, TRAGIC, funny again.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates recently read by Elisa

Elisa says: Between the World and Me is one of those must-reads from the past year on social justice issues in America. I find it interesting and thought provoking.


We’d all love to hear what MMB Readers are reading. We love suggestions of books we might not have discovered! Please share titles with us!

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