07.10.2017

My Current Reading List

Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve tried to get back into doing things that I couldn’t do during school. I used to love reading, I could stay up for hours doing it before bed. At the moment, I’ve only read one book since being home. I have started to accumulate quite the stack of books on my desk just waiting to be read.

My mom is a huge reader herself, but she prefers listening to them, so she’ll tell me about a book that she loved and that’s where I get most of my recommendations. In fact, all of these books were gifted by her this past Christmas (I think). Thank you, mom, for these books!

I don’t want to explain any of these books poorly so I’m actually going to go ahead and put in a short description of each book in addition to linking the book for you guys to check out if you’re interested! If you’ve read any of them let me know what you thought of it. But of course, no spoilers, please!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Side note, yes I know I’m late to the wagon on this one. I actually haven’t seen the movie yet… so I thought I would read the book first! This is the first book I’m going to read in this stack and will definitely let you guys know what I thought of it over on my Twitter.

“The Girl on the Train” is a mystery and suspense novel by Paula Hawkins. It follows the lives of three women – Rachel, Anna, and Megan – and the events surrounding Megan’s murder, ultimately bringing the lives of the three women together.

The One & Only by Emily Giffin
I’m excited to read this book because I’m a sucker for a good love story. Emily also wrote Something Borrowed which I believe is now a series (of course, aside from the movie). I’ve seen the movie several times and think it’s a great chick flick, so I have high hopes for this!

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
I’m excited to read this book because my mom couldn’t stop raving about it! After she listened to it, she told me that I absolutely had to read it. Mystery-thriller type of books are my absolute favorite so this seems right up my alley.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret.

I would love to hear what books are on your current reading list! Of course, leave any book recommendations too.

  • I didn’t know Something Borrowed was a series?! I read The One & Only and liked it…but Something Borrowed will forever be my favorite. My mom read the Luckiest Girl Alive and absolutely loved it- that’s next on my list, too. I finally picked up What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty…I’m excited to get started!

  • Josephine

    I really want to read all of these! I’m so excited

  • LOVED Girl on the Train and I think you’ll like it too since you like mystery thrillers! I recently put Luckiest Girl Alive on my list too and I’m excited to read it as well!

  • Lisa Guido

    I should finally read the Girl on the Train. I was so late to the party with Gone Girl, I just read it last month! I really loved Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road, so I highly recommend that!

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  • interested to know what you think of girl on the train because i read it and was really, really underwhelmed! think it was massively overhyped, but i did quite like the film though – even though it was nothing like how i thought it was going to be.

    lemme know when you’ve read it!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com