Happy (cyber) Monday!! Sorry this post is a little late, sometimes Mondays are just ROUGH, forgive me? Hope you all had fabulous weekends. I did, other than the speeding ticket I got yesterday morning, THE WORST!! Anyway, let’s get on to today’s some more Monday post, shall we?
One of my most favorite things to do when I’m not working is read. I love the feeling of getting so caught up in a book, the characters actually become your friends. I go through phases with reading. There are times I don’t pick up a new book for weeks and then others where I can finish a book in one sitting. Today you’re in luck because I have some awesome book recommendations to share with you!!
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I can’t even explain to you how much I loved this book. I think it’s under “YA fiction” but I don’t even care, I’m 24 and I LOVED it. Its about two kids in high school, Park who likes to lay low and mind his business and the new girl Eleanor who has bright red hair and can’t go unseen if she tried. Naturally, the two fall in love but there is so much more to it than that. It’s not one of those predictable lovey-dovey books, (note: I am not a fan of Nicolas Sparks type books) I actually got butterflies while reading it. The way Rowell describes their relationship is just REAL.
The Husband’s Secret by Laine Moriarty
I saw this book on a list titled something like, ‘if you liked Gone Girl, try this’ I enjoyed Gone Girl, but I HATED the ending, but I still figured I would try it. Let me tell you, 100% better than Gone Girl. The first chapter is about a woman who is looking in her attic for something and stumbles across a letter that is addressed to her in her husband’s handwriting, “open in the event of my death” kind of letter. He is away on a business trip, and during their next phone call she brings it up. He is quick to blow it off and tells her not to read it, no big deal. BUUUUUT then shows up the next day at the house, cutting his trip short by a couple days! WHAT IS IN THIS LETTER?!! I don’t want to give away any more but I could not put this book down, if you’re looking for your next read, please please consider this one!
Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham
I think Lena Dunham is phenomenal. Girls is one of my favorite shows, I genuinely feel like they’re all my best friends. Not going to lie, this book took me a little longer than usual to read. It’s just a bunch of Lena’s little stories, which are HILARIOUS, but it’s not a page-turner. I found myself reading this if I had a couple minutes before I had to leave for work or if I was in a bad mood and needed a laugh.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I’m currently reading this one, so I don’t have too much to say. But after loving the way Moriarty wrote The Husband’s Secret, this one was a no brainer as my next book. It’s about a parent’s night at a school that ends in murder, you learn this in the first few pages. The rest of the book is about all the drama that leads up to it. I’m only about 100 pages in and I’m hooked!
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
I’m a sucker for anything Jodi Picoult, so this one is next on my list. It’s about a little girl who is searching for her mother who’s been gone for like 10 years. I’m sure I’ll love it, so stay tuned!!
Have you read any of these books? Loved them? Hated them?
What are you reading, I’m always on the hunt for my next book!!
it’s been fun,