A good book is something that I find really helps me keep my stress level down. It truly helps me escape to an entirely new world and I absolutely love getting lost in other people’s stories whether it be fiction or non-fiction. I have quite a few books I have purchased waiting to be read and a few that I would like to revisit. There truly isn’t a specific genre I love more than the next because I simply enjoy reading any captivating book. I thought I would share not only the books I am loving but the ones I am also not too into.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is a novel that became increasingly popular after the most recent HBO show debut. It tells the story of three women (Madeline, Celeste and Jane) from little lies to big secrets and a lot of schoolyard drama. The story leads up to an unraveling of a murder at school fundraiser. Truthfully, I began the show before reading the book and it was an instant regret. Because I already knew what was happening the novel seem incredibly slow to me…almost dragging to the point where I didn’t really want to continue reading it. However, I have this stigma that when I start a book I have to finish it otherwise it eats away at me. The characters are absolutely intriguing and it definitely keeps you guessing as to what happened the night of the fundraiser. Every chapter I change my mind on what had to have happened. My one recommendation for this book…try to read before you watch the show (that is if you haven’t already). I also want to read Truly Madly Deeply which is another popular story from Liane Moriarty!
I am absolutely obsessed with this second book and to be honest I truly didn’t expect to be. Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline is utterly intriguing…I literally read 100 pages within the first day and I only put it down because I had to. Christine and Marcus are unable to conceive a baby so they make the decision to use a donor. One day, Lisa is watching the news as a person is arrested for a few different murders. Instantly, she is convinced that this person is their donor. Christine and Marcus do everything in their power to find out if it is and you begin to see it seriously affecting their marriage. This book captivates you in a way you wouldn’t believe. I feel like I am on a roller coaster the entire time wanting to know whether or not the serial killer is the donor. More than that, I desperately wanted to know what they planned on doing with the pregnancy after finding out since she was still able to have an abortion. This couple will keep you absolutely torn the entire novel.
Share the books your reading in the comments below! I always love new suggestions.