I’ve been back in my reading habit and it’s been so nice to not read baby books. While I was pregnant and while Walker was a newborn, I felt like all I read was baby books…I will be doing a post soon on my favorite pregnancy/baby/parenting books.
Lately, I’ve read a lot of thrillers. Those are my favorite genre, and will dominate this list and any future lists. If you aren’t a fan of thrillers, don’t leave just yet! I mix it up pretty often, I can’t stick in one genre for too many reads in a row so you’ll find a variety too.
Little Fires Everywhere – Read this and then watched the Kerry Washington/Reese Witherspoon Hulu adaptation, and I will say it was one of the better book-to-miniseries-adaptations I’ve seen. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and the struggles of each mother really got to me. I felt so bad for Bebe and for Linda, those two broke my heart. A good read overall, nothing too special though.
Then She was Gone – Okay, this book was REALLY good…but I guessed the ending early on. I’m not sure if other people had that happen, maybe if I didn’t guess the ending I would have loved it more? I flew through it in less than 2 days, it’s a quick read!
The Silent Patient – Major shutter island vibes here. Also a quick read, and I liked how in depth the author detailed the characters. I felt like I could easily picture them in my head while reading, in their clothes and the setting, everything. Kudos to you, Alex Michaelides.
the Woman in the Window – It took me a while to get into this one, and the ending was kind of corny? It’s a good guilty pleasure read and apparently a movie now with Amy Adams. Not much else to say about it, kind of a stereotypical thriller in my opinion.
the whisper man – I shit you not, this was the scariest book I’ve ever read. Maybe it’s because I’m a parent now, and my child being taken from our home is a terrifying thought? Maybe it’s just because it’s a fucking terrifying book. There is a part where old creepy fingers are poking THROUGH A MAIL HOLE IN A DOOR. No thanks. I stayed up late to finish it, I couldn’t go to bed not knowing the ending. Highly recommend!
untamed – Reading this while I was having terrible anxiety was really empowering and motivating for me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and got a lot out of it. However, I call bullshit on at least 5 of these scenarios. There is no way your kid says half of this shit Glennon. I’m calling you out on fluffing up these stories a bit. Still a very good book, and her podcast is great too!
Currently reading The Institute by Stephen King. I’ll do another post on recent reads in a few months!
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