My boyfriend introduced me to Audible a few months ago and it has really gotten me back into reading! I have so many books at home that our bookshelves are jam-packed! I have no room to buy any new books, but I can't seem to part with the old ones. I think this may be one of the reasons why I stopped reading in the first place!
With Audible, I started listening to books in the car on the way to work, as well as on my long runs when I was training for our half-marathon. The more I listened to the books, the more I was hooked and wanted to continue reading! I started to find myself laying on the couch, listening to my books through Audible. It was then that I decided I
wanted needed to buy a Kindle (which syncs with Audible), that way I could pick up where I left off in the car and continue reading, without cluttering my book shelves even more!
1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I finished this book last week and it was amazing! If you loved Gone Girl, then I highly recommend reading this! It's the #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, and it's soon to be a motion picture. Need I say more?
2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I'm about 1/4 of the way through this book and I can't put it down! It's an addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems. (Update: I finished reading and I LOVED it, the entire thing! Sometimes I don't like how these mystery novels end, but this one was great! Very unexpected!)
3. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. A psychological thriller about a family torn apart by an (almost) unspeakable tragedy. This is another book that I have been told is as good, if not better, than The Girl On The Train! (Update: This book was AMAZING! I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves these types of books! I think I liked it more than The Girl On The Train!)
4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I saw the movie, died a little bit, and now I
5. After You by Jojo Moyes. The sequel to Me Before You. That's all I am going to say because I don't want to give even the slightest thing away to someone that hasn't read/seen Me Before You.
6. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. It explores a mother's search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl On The Train. Count me in!
7. The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft. A gripping psychological thriller. A girl living as a fugitive who has been running from her past for fourteen years, until it catches up to her. Someone knows the truth about what happened. Everyone has secrets, but some are deadly. (Updated: It was a little difficult to get into, but I ended up loving it! Stick with it, you won't regret it!)
8. The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. The author of The Devil Wears Prada's newest book-- a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court. It combines tennis, travel, and glamour.. What more could you ask for?
9. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. Described by Reese Witherspoon as "one of those reads you just can't put down." Apparently it is "Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City"... That's all I need to hear! (Update: I really enjoyed this book! It kept my attention until the very end and I loved how it turned out!)
Have y'all read any of these? What are you currently reading? I would love some more recommendations!
Thanks so much for reading! xo