Hey guys I am finally talking about my favorite books of 2020. I just went through the books I ended up reading and I’m definitely struggling a bit to remember some of the plot from different books. I do feel a lot of what I did end up reading in 2020 was a blur. I know we all had a tough year so I’m sure I’m not alone in these feelings. I just feel some of these books I read way over a year ago. So please bare with me as I try to remember. I do have to say I feel 2021 reading is going better. I have been in the mood to physically read which I feel is a big step. So that has me really excited. Overall here is to hoping 2021 reading is better than 2020s. Let’s dive in to my favorites of 2020!
Confessions on the 7:45 By Lisa Unger
Pages: 368 pages
Publication Date: October 6th 2020
Publisher: Park Row Books
Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Adult, Contemporary, Adult Ficton
Where to Buy: Harlequin, Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, Walmart, Google, iBooks, Kobo
Synopsis: Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Unger returns with her best novel yet. Reminiscent of the classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a riveting psychological thriller that begins with a chance encounter on a commuter train and shows why you should never, ever make conversation with strangers.
Be careful who you tell your darkest secrets…
Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.
Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.
Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a stunning web of lies and deceit, and a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
Author Bio: Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 (Oct. 2020). With millions of readers worldwide and books published in twenty-six languages, Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and others. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.
Social Links: Author Website: https://lisaunger.com/, TWITTER: @lisaunger, FB: @authorlisaunger, Insta: @launger, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18445.Lisa_Unger
Hey guys! I am here with my September Wrap-up. I honestly have no clue where September went. I do feel September was a bit of a weird month for me. I made a bit of an ambitious TBR. Then when the time came to read I found myself not really interested in what I picked out. I also found myself not really wanting to read so I tried to resort to audiobooks. Overall I did find a couple new reads I liked so let’s dive in to see what books those were!
Kingdom of the Wicked By Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 448 pages
Publication Date: October 27th 2020
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
My Rating : 3 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: Kerri Maniscalco introduces her next series, a dark tale of a beautiful young witch, a troubled demon, and their epic romance, set against a 19th century Italian backdrop.
Emilia and her twin sister Victoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Victoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to discover who did this, and to seek vengeance at any cost—even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, the outlier among the seven demon brethren, always choosing duty over pleasure. He’s been tasked by his master with investigating a series of women’s murders on the island. When Emilia and Wrath’s fates collide, it’s clear this disturbing mystery will take a bewitching turn…
Author Bio: Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.
She is the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and the forthcoming Kingdom of the Wicked.For an extended bio, please read on below!
Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Books On My Fall 2020 TBR. So I decided I’m going to split this up. The first five books will be books I hope to read in October and then the other five books will be ones I hope to read in November. These are subject to change. So let’s dive in to see what books I’d like to read this Fall!
Hey guys I am excited to share with you the books I read in January. I feel I ended up reading a lot of books that gave me mixed feelings. My ratings were kind of all over the place for this month. One of the books I ended up reading was a huge disappoint. I also ended up reading a book that I absolutely loved. I was a bit bummed about this but hope February ends up being a better reading month. So let’s dive in and see what I read. Continue reading “January Wrap-up”
Hey guys! I’m sorry I haven’t been as active on here as I would have liked. May ended up being a really busy month for me. I feel like June is going to be even busier but I’ve really been enjoying it. I am going to try to do my best to be more active in June. I miss blogging and talking to everyone on here. I am also behind on comments and reading people’s posts. So I’m going to aim to be catching up on that in the next couple of weeks. May was a slow reading month for me (you’ll see in my other wrap-up) and also slow movie month for me. I did only watch one movie. I am excited to share with you what movie though because it was super enjoyable. So let’s dive! Continue reading “May Movie Wrap-up”
Hey guys! It’s time for another Down The TBR Hole which was created by Lia @Lost In A Story! It’s crazy seeing myself get closer and closer to the end. I am starting to see a lot more books I remember adding to my TBR. I am so excited to dive into this week’s books. So let’s dive in!
Hey guys! I have been having so much fun doing Movie Mondays. I decided since I did Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018 that I would do a post about movies as well. I started off the year strong because I had Moviepass but once that ended in March I didn’t go as much. The movie theater by me re-opened last Wednesday and I can’t wait to start going again. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Blogmas Day 23: Movies I Didn’t Get To In 2018”
Hey guys! So I honestly didn’t buy that many books in November. I have been trying to cut down on buying books. I feel it’s been working out well. I have been buying a small amount of books. I really need to read the books I own. I am going to try to buy less and read more. I hope I can do that in 2019. Now let’s dive in to see the books I bought in November. Continue reading “Blogmas Day 15: November Haul”