Book Review: Second Life

Second LifeSecond Life By S.J. Watson

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 402 pages
Published: June 9th 2015
Publisher: Harper

Plot: The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep …She loves her husband. She’s obsessed by a stranger. She’s a devoted mother. She’s prepared to lose everything. She knows what she’s doing. She’s out of control. She’s innocent. She’s guilty as sin. She’s living two lives. She might lose both …
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Down The TBR Hole #15

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Hey guys! I can’t believe we are coming to an end of 2017. There are only two more Down The TBR Holes left. I have been having such a fun time clearing my TBR list. It’s so nice to see the numbers go down. Plus I’ve been reading a lot more thanks to audiobooks so that’s helping as well. Now let’s dive in!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.


A Child Called ItA Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

This is a book I’ve been hearing about for years. I think I’m going to pass on this. I know it’s about an upsetting subject matter and it’s only going to upset.

Judgement: Go

 

 

 


We Need to Talk About KevinWe Need to Talk About Kevin By Lionel Shriver

This is a book I actually own. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while so I can watch the movie. I feel I haven’t read it because I’m worried I won’t like it. I’m going to give this book a chance. Hopefully I can get to it sometime next year.

Judgement: Keep

 

 


Requiem For a DreamRequiem for a Dream By Hubert Selby Jr.

I think the main reason I added this to list because it takes place in Brooklyn. I just reread the description of the book and I don’t think this is a book for me. The description seems interesting but there are so many other books I want to read.

Judgment: Go

 

 


RantRant By Chuck Palahniuk

I want to keep this because I enjoy Chuck’s books. This one seems super interesting. Next year I plan on reading the ones I currently own by him.

Judgement: Keep

 

 

 


Still AliceStill Alice By Lisa Genova

I’ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time. I wanna read it to see the movie. I am keeping this on my list because it has amazing reviews from all my friends. So I trust that I’ll enjoy this one.

Judgement: Keep

 


CrankCrank By Ellen Hopkins

I have been wanting to read an Ellen Hopkins book for so long! I probably won’t get to this one this year. Thankfully Riveted has one of her books for free next week so I will be checking that out.

Judgment: Keep

 

 


A Spool of Blue ThreadA Spool of Blue Thread By Anne Tyler

I think the main reason I added this book is because I kept seeing it online. I don’t have any interest in this book.

Judgment: Go

 

 

 


The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride By William Goldman

I recently watched the full movie not to long ago. I loved it so much. I have been wanting to pick up the book for a while now. I hope to get to it sometime next year. I kinda wish I asked for it for Christmas.

Judgment: Keep

 

 


CartwheelCartwheel By Jennifer duBois

So I went into this saying I was going to remove this from my list but I reread the summary. It sounds super interesting. It does have a bit of mixed reviews. If I end up picking it up and don’t like it, I’ll just DNF it.

Judgement: Keep

 

 


I'd Know You AnywhereI’d Know You Anywhere By Laura Lippman

The summary sounds super interesting. I am willing to give this book a shot.

Judgement: Keep

 

 


I am happy to see my list get smaller and smaller. This week I only got rid of three books but three is better than none. I am excited to see what next week entails.

Do you guys think I made the right decision getting rid of the books I did? Do you guys see any books that you enjoy? I would love to hear your thoughts.

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys!! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme hosted every Tuesday by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. This was a tough one because I’ve read a lot of good reads this year. I was debating adding comics to this but I decided to just stick with books. I know the year isn’t over yet, so if I do read anymore amazing books I will make sure to update this list. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books of 2017”

Down The TBR Hole #14

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Hey guys! I am so excited for Down the TBR Hole. For the longest time I have been talking about how I want to get out of the 700s. Well I am offically at 690 books on my TBR. So I’m happy about that. I would love to get to 650 by the end of the year. I’m not sure if that is possible with how many weeks we have left. So let’s do this!!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I  will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR. Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #14”

Giveaway Alert

Hey guys!! I hope you’re all doing well. I just wanted to post about another giveaway I’m doing. I was lucky to team up with St. Martin’s Press for this one. They will be giving away 3 copies of The Wife Between Us By Geer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. If you guys are a fan of thrillers you really need to check this book out. It’s a fantastic read.


The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 352 pages
Publication Date: January 9th 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Plot: A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.


Here is my review on The Wife Between Us.

Rules:

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The giveaway ends on 12/15. U.S. only.


 

Monthly Wrap-up

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Hey guys! I hope you all are doing well. It’s time for me to post my Monthly Wrap-up. Since I didn’t post October’s Monthly Wrap-up last month, I will be including it in this post as well. I have to say October and November were good reading months for me.

In October, I took place in a readathon, Spookathon. I ended up getting in a lot of reading done that week. I was very surprised and also very happy with myself.

In November, I got a lot of reading done. In the last week alone I ended up reading about 4 books. I got really into audio books. I realized it helps me read a lot faster. I will be using audio books a lot more in the future.

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Arc Review: Poison

PoisonPoison By Galt Niederhoffer

Genre: Thriller, Mystery,
Pages: 320 pages
Published: November 21st 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Plot: Poison is a literary psychological thriller about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger.

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass’ two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland —a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace.

With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute.

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Book Review: You

YouYou By Caroline Kepnes

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Adult, Suspense
Pages: 422pages
Published: September 25th 2014
Publisher: Atria/ Emily Bestler Books

Plot: When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

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