I’ve decided to try something new: share my reading list every month. I find that when I’m in school it becomes difficult to consistently read and next thing I know, I haven’t picked up a novel in months. Reading helps me de-stress and when I read right before bed, it helps me fall asleep faster. So to hold me accountable and purposely make time for myself, I wanted to share the books I plan to read this month. Feel free to join me in my readings, we could even discuss the books after we read them!
- Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
- Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Do you have any other suggestions for me?
Have a great week!
I just finished reading The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and I thought I’d share a mini review/my thoughts about the novel!
The book is about a couple who are struck by a mysterious tragedy one night while they are at a dinner party next door. The novel explores every aspect surrounding the tragedy and explains how the mystery gets solved.
The characters are so believable, I immediately got attached to them and felt like I was in their head when reading from their point of view. The story really captivated me right from the beginning, since the main event happens in the first chapter, which is only a few pages long. I was immediately intrigued and didn’t want to put it down. It seems like in almost every chapter, we uncover surprising details that can’t make us stop reading there; we have to continue onto the next chapter.
The ending surprised me, I was not expecting it at all! I don’t think I have ever been this shocked at the way a book ended. It’s definitely a tie between this and Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I still can’t believe it… what?! I’m not sure how it would play out if she were to write a sequel, as in if she’d have enough to write about, but I really feel like I have questions that need to be answered.
When I started reading it, I was immediately reminded of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins because of a few similarities. One of these being the alcohol theme. The main tragedy or event happens when the main characters (Marco and Anne) are under the influence of alcohol, such as Rachel was the night Megan disappeared in The Girl on the Train. There’s also the fact that Anne worked in an art gallery, just like Megan did.
I love that it’s so easy to read, the pages aren’t too long, so I was able to fly through the book. If you’ve got a few hours on your hands, I’m sure it can be read in one sitting. All in all, I highly recommend it, especially if you liked The Girl on the Train. It gets sort of creepy at times, I had trouble reading it at night! I really loved it though and I’m urging you to go pick it up!
I hope that you enjoyed this review/my thoughts!
What are some books that I should read next? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love some suggestions!
Here’s another one of this year’s Christmas gift guides! I’m a huge reader and wanted to share the books that made it onto my book wish list this year. As you’ll see, there’s a mix of teen & adult fiction.
*I haven’t read these books yet so I don’t know if these are good or not; I just want to give them a read!
- The Fever Code by James Dashner
- The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
- The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
- Paris For One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes
- The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang
- Something In Between by Melissa De La Cruz
Let me know if you’ve read any of these, I’d love to know what you think!
I’m a huge reader, and I love Christmas-themed books this time of year. I was at Chapters last week and saw several Christmas books and thought I’d put this short list together, if you’re also looking for books to read this holiday season.
*I have not read these books, so this isn’t a review, but I did read the summary of each and them all seem interesting.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- A Shoe Addict’s Christmas by Beth Harbison
- My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories: edited by Stephanie Perkins
- The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans
- The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
- A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury
- Christmas Under The Stars by Karen Swan
I hope you enjoyed this short list, let me know how they are if you read any of them!
Have a great weekend!
Today I’m reviewing Emily Giffin’s newest novel: First Comes Love.
I have loved every single one of Emily Giffin’s seven previous books and this one is no exception. It was a perfect, can’t-put-it-down type of novel that I finished in less than 24 hours. It was an easy read that also made me put my life and relationships into perspective.
It’s a story about two very different sisters, who are both struggling with where they are in their respective lives. Josie is still single but desperately wants to be a mother, so she decides to take control and do something to get herself what she wants. Meredith is married with a child, but feels like she is stuck in her marriage and doesn’t know where to go. With the anniversary of a family tragedy quickly approaching, they are both facing the reality of having to make difficult decisions.
Giffin’s characters are so realistic and believable, I instantly felt connected to them, as if they were old friends. She is able to convey such strong emotions through them; it really feels like you’re standing there beside them, getting involved in their emotional struggle.
I don’t want to reveal too many details about the story itself and how it turns out, but this story is riveting and so intricately crafted that you have a hard time believing that this is fiction- this really could be someone’s life.
I loved this book and I strongly urge/recommend that everyone pick it up and give it a read.
Thanks for reading,