Let’s Talk about Books

It’s been a good while since I’ve had a book chat over here on the blog. With all the traveling we’ve been doing lately, I have gotten quite a bit of reading done.

Here’s my favorite books as of recently…

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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This was one of my favourite books I have read recently, no wonder it was on so many blogger’s book lists. It tells the story of two sisters going through very different trials during WWII. One fighting to keep her family and friends safe while her husband is off at war and the other choosing to fight against the Nazis at only 18 years old. Be prepared for all of the emotions.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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This was the perfect light hearted romantic comedy to read after I finished the Nightingale. It was a quick beach read while we were in Byron Bay in November. It tells the story of a quiet “internet security monitor” whose job is to read employees e-mails at a local newspaper. While scanning the flagged folder daily he becomes invested in reading the personal e-mails between two best friends. The story is told from his perspective and from the e-mails of the two girls. It’s an easy but engaging read.

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty 

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I love anything Liane Moriarty writes, and The Last Anniversary was no exception. It tells the story of Sophie, a single 30 something year old, who randomly inherits a house from her ex-boyfriend’s aunt. It’s not just a house though, it is on an island only inhabited by family members and is the location of an unsolved murder from the 30’s. In typical Moriarty fashion she narrates the story from several different characters giving you multiple points of view to consider when trying to solve the murder yourself.

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter 

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I think this might be the best book I read in 2015. I literally did not sleep a wink on our red eye home from Bali because I couldn’t put it down. It is Gone Girl + The Girl on the Train but BETTER. It is about two estranged sisters whose only bond is the loss of their sister years before. When one of the sister’s husband is killed and other mysterious events start happening, they begin working together to uncover the truth.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling 

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I heart Mindy. That is all. If you are a Mindy Project fan, you must read this. She talks about her childhood, her love life, her career (including the cancellation of The Mindy Project by Fox) all with such humility and humor that I wanted to be her best friend by the end. But seriously, Mindy (I know you are probably reading this) call me, let’s hang.

I’ve read a few other books lately but nothing has caught my fancy. Please leave me some book suggestions!

21 thoughts on “Let’s Talk about Books

  1. Oooh pretty girls sounds so good! I could use a book that I can’t put down right now lol. I’ve actually been reading a book about depression which is not something I should be reading right now lol. (It’s for a blog review though so I’m trying to hurry and get it over with lol.) I also am dying to read Mindys new book, I read her last one and she is just The best.

  2. I need to read all of these books that you have on your list! The Nightingale I have on my list for a reading challenge, so I’m sure I’ll be reading it soon. I also love anything by Liane Moriarty, and I think that The Last Anniversary is my last book from her that I need to read. I hope that she releases another one soon!

  3. Oooh I LOVE book posts! I have just read the Nightingale and agree, it was great! Have downloaded Pretty Girls for the (loooong) plane ride home. I’m in the middle of Cloud Atlas at the moment and am finding it fascinating reading. I also loved The Masked City which is the second in The Invisible Library series – perfect for bookworms 🙂

  4. yes to all the emotions with the nightingale. that book broke my heart lol. i loved attachments, but i haven’t read the last anniversary yet. i just added pretty girls to my list after your review! i didn’t love gone girl / girl on the train, but i did enjoy them if that makes sense.

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