50 Book Challenge (part 2)

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (10/10) – As soon as I finished reading this book I ordered two more books by the author, and after I finished reading Big Little Lies (see below), Liane Moriarty officially cemented her status as one of my favourite authors. This book had been sitting on my shelf gathering dust, purely because I had read one not-so-favourable review on Goodreads. I then saw two rave reviews from people who’s opinion I hold in high regard, and decided to pick it up. I’m so glad I did, because I loved this book.

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.

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