Spark The Bookworm In You This Spring

Spark The Bookworm In You This Spring

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! For me, that means I get to leave my house and enjoy the beautiful weather, but not without a book. My favorite pastime, reading, is so much more fun in the sun.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! For me, that means I get to leave my house and enjoy the beautiful weather, but not without a book. My favorite pastime, reading, is so much more fun in the sun. So let’s get started with some book recommendations, shall we?

You by Caroline Kepnes – Kepnes weaves a terrifying tale of modern love, one that the master of horror himself, Stephen King, says is “Hypnotic and Scary.” Meet Joe, a bookstore clerk who, no pun intended, isn’t your “average Joe” – once you’re in his brain, or worse, his heart, you can never leave! If you love this one, don’t forget to check out her follow-up, Hidden Bodies. Warning: Read during the day; you know, just in case!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – Bernadette is brilliant but also slightly quirky. When she goes missing, her daughter is taken on a sweeping adventure of secrets uncovered and exotic locations to find her mother. A quick, fun, and heartwarming read!

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass – I’m linking the whole trilogy because you won’t be able to wait to read the next one once you’ve finished the first. Fan of The Bachelor? Then you will soak up this boxed set like a sponge. It’s a young adult series, but there’s no shame in my game. I love all books, and this collection is on the top of my list!

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones – Fans of paranormal romance will eat this right up. Charley Davidson is kind of the Grim Reaper – okay, not kind of – she IS the Grim Reaper. However, she also works as a detective, using her hidden ability to help close cases. Her devotion to coffee and her sassy attitude will leave you laughing, while her sexy dreams of a mystery man will keep you hot.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – This novel is definitely the most heartbreaking and serious one on my list. A suspenseful tale of 54 minutes, told in 4 different perspectives, during a high school shooting. Make sure you bring tissues with you – you’ll need them!

Troublemaker by Leah Remini – Having always loved Ms. Remini from her sitcom stints, I was fascinated and eager to learn the truth behind her life in Scientology. Her memoir, consistent with her biting humor, takes us from when she was a young girl living in Brooklyn all the way to Hollywood.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – From the writer that gave us the best-selling novel and movie adaptation, Gone Girl, comes a dark thriller that was more psychologically driven than most books I’ve read. Delving into a murder mystery from her childhood, Libby Day and “The Kill Club” – a group of regular people who come together to discuss murders – work as a team to find out the truth behind her past, as painful as it might be.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes – Finally, one of my favorite books of all-time: Broken Monsters is a gripping serial killer novel that will not only leave you scared but may also cause you to throw up in your mouth, just a little. The nauseating way in which the killer leaves his victims will have you questioning your faith in humanity – but no worries, it’s FICTION!

I’d love to know if you have read any of the above listed books and your thoughts. Please leave a comment with any recommendations YOU may have for ME. Happy Reading!

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