The Martian by Andy Weir (5/10) – I saw this pop up on a friend’s Goodreads list earlier in the year and was instantly captivated by the cover art. I listened to this in audiobook format on my Audible app on my phone, and it really helped bring the story to life. As soon as I finished the book I told Sebastian that I thought it would make for a great movie. Guess what? Someone agreed with me.
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (7/10) – This book was popping up all over the place, and the blurb was enough to intrigue me so I decided to pick it up. This was an easy read, and a decent mystery that had me captivated from the get go. It’s getting compared a lot to Gone Girl, but I feel like this book had a whole different vibe. But still, intriguing in it’s own right. Worth picking up if you’re in the mood for a page-turning mystery.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (10/10) – I liked this book more than I liked The Husband’s Secret, although they’re both brilliant in their own way. Liane Moriarty has a way of twisting a story over and over again, but bringing it all together in the end so that it makes perfect sense. This book went down a totally different path than I expected to, and it was wonderful. Read this book.
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (6/10) – This was another book that I saw popping up all over the place (and one who’s cover art was enough to pique my interest), and this line from the blurb made it a must-read for me: “I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the colour of her eyes or what they look like when shes scared. But I will.” This book was nothing like what I expected it to be, but I enjoyed it all the same. I suggested it as the March/April bookclub read, and I’m looking forward to discussing it with my girlfriends at our next meeting.