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What I’m Reading: Hope Never Dies

I found this book in Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven and the “An Obama Biden Mystery” that pulled me to pick it up. Once I picked it up I was hooked. I needed to know what happens. It was just published in July of this year and I think it’s bound to be a hit. In an NPR interview with Shaffer, the author, he says he’s working on a sequel that takes place in Chicago, I’ll be counting down the days. Personally, I’m hoping for a movie with Obama and Biden playing themselves in 2020. I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend the election year.

This book actually had me laughing out loud. It doesn’t matter if you’re an elephant, a donkey, or something in between you’ll either be laughing at the BROTUS (Bromance of the U.S.) or at how he appears like he doesn’t know what’s happening. The Bidenisms in this book are endless and I think I spoiled all of the funny parts for my mom when I kept sharing every line that was eve the slightest bit funny.

The story starts with regular Joe, “Amtrak Joe”, in his house following the 2016 election. He’s been living low-key since he left the office while Obama is having the adventure of a lifetime partying with the most high profile celebrities. A death brings Obama to Wilmington and then the two find themselves as the next Sherlock and Watson.

This is a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat while taking you through the bad parts of Wilmington. It is full of bromance, motorcycle gangs, and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What more could you ask for?

If you’re looking for a light hearted murder mystery go pick up Hope Never Dies, you won’t regret it!

Up next on my reading list: Crazy Rich Asians



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What I’m Reading: Shutter Island

IMG_9671During finals week I drove out to Wilbraham, MA to go to their library’s book sale. I picked up a few different books that I hope to read throughout the summer. I mean how could I resist it was $2 for a whole bag!

The first book I picked up was Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. I had seen the movie when I was in high school and was mind blown. Not only did the movie star Leonardo DiCaprio, the ending is crazy.

The book is about Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshall that goes to find a missing patient at a mental hospital. He and a partner travel to an island in Boston Harbor and have quite the adventure. I do not want to give too much away but the book plays with the idea of not being able to trust the narrator. A similar idea to  Still Alice but in a different setting.

If you enjoy puzzles and mysteries this is definitely the book for you. There are so many twists it’s bound to keep you guessing. And if you like anagrams and codes keep a pen and paper nearby!

If you are looking for a thriller to take to the beach with you I would definitely recommend this! If you really want to feel immersed in the story, wait until Hurricane season…

Once you are done with the book, go rent the movie! It’s not on Netflix or Hulu right now but it is 100% worth the $3.99 on Amazon. I mean who can pass up watching Leo for a few hours…


Photo from the NY Times

Let me know what books you guys are reading in the comments!