Winter Reads

Recent Reads

Somehow I only managed to finish three books in the last few months…I read pretty much every night but somehow don’t finish many books, I need to stop trying to read so many at once! I’ve finally signed up for an Audible Membership and have realized that I can finish books so much faster that way! BTW does anyone else think it would be so amazing if you could sync your Goodreads to-read list with your audible wish list? Anyways, here’s a recap of the few books I’ve read since my last Recent Reads update.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Book Review
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Must read!

This was a recommendation from one of my favorite blogs for book reviews: Anchored to Sunshine, and it did not disappoint.  This was probably one of the most disturbing books I have ever read but it was also thrilling. It hooked me right from the beginning and kept me interested to the very last page. Claire and Lydia were so broken but it was easy to understand and relate to them and their struggles. The plot was so twisted but real in a horrifying way that it had me on edge and looking behind my shoulder while I was reading it. I was so engrossed in this book and it just kept going. There were a few times that I thought it had it all figured out but the author had a surprise up her sleeve. It’s a must read for mystery lovers but not for the faint of heart.

Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian
Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian

Not bad, not life-changing.

When I saw that the Literary Ladies Book Club was reading this I was a little skeptical but glad I went ahead and read it. I definitely think Khloe is the most sane of the Kardashian clan and she did make some good points. It’s not bad for a self-help type of book. Read my full review here.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Book Review
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Worth the hype, great read.

I’ve seen this book (and reviews on the sequel) all over the place so I knew I had to read it and wanted to before the movie comes out later this year. I sometimes have a hard time getting into love stories but this was definitely worth it and I got into the story right way. I finished it in a few days, I couldn’t stop listening (I got this one on audible)! I don’t think there was one character I disliked (except maybe Patrick but I still felt bad for him). I loved Lou and her sister, and I liked reading the story from so many different angles. It was wonderfully written and thought provoking. I will definitely be reading the sequel even though I’ve heard it doesn’t quite live up to the first.

What books do you recommend? I’m always growing my to-read!

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    Pretty Girls and Me Before You is on my list. Both need to move up in priority because I’m really curious about Pretty Girls and I want to read Me Before You before the movie comes out.

  • Karin Slaughter is one of my favourite thriller writers. She hasn’t written a bad book, as far as I’m concerned. Me Before You is sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me. I’d just read several emotional books in a row, I needed to read something a little “lighter”.

    • Yes, Me Before You is not light at all. I’m listening to Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg on Audible now, it’s definitely a light read!

  • You have to! It’s so good!