I am a sucker for crime stories – fiction or non-fiction and all the drama, the mystery and investigation that surrounds it. I loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, so this next book, Dark Places, wasn’t a tough choice for me. Like Gone Girl, I couldn’t put this book down until the very last page. I kept my weekend free, just to finish this book! While the book is a very interesting read, I (unfortunately) keep comparing it to Gone Girl- for obvious reasons. In short, this book is very interesting with loads of mystery but does not supersede Gone Girl. By the way, this book was on the ‘Crime’ shelf at Dymocks. Not the fiction shelf.
Its been a while since I got hold of a good interesting book. And this book ‘Big Little Lies’ was fabulous. I honestly could not keep the book down until I had finished it. In just 3 days, I should add. Everyday, I looked forward to my 50min train commute to/from work, just to catch up on it. If you are into fiction and murder/crime mysteries, this is an absolute smasher. The book circles around women. Mums to be specific. And although I am not a mum, there were many instances that I could completely relate myself to. There were moments where I smiled – involuntarily. There was also a moment when I gave a “whaaaa??” – that was a sincere shocked sound. The book is just very intriguing, till the end. No wonder its Australia’s No. 1 and a New York Times Bestseller. I am just sad that I don’t have anything else to read on my way to work tomorrow. Better get my hands on something new.
I just finished up reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. It was interesting. Does not fall among my favourite but was still a good read. Had lots of “domestic drama” in it. It felt like I was watching the series of Desperate Housewives. I actually quite liked reading the epilogue at the end. None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have, and maybe should have, taken. P.S. And that’s my favourite corner of the house. Perfect for reading with a good cup of coffee and loads of calorie laden cookies. I like it messy. And my mom will be happy to see me use the very flowery bed sheet she gave me. Happy Weekend Everyone!
By far one of the most addictive books I have read recently. The twists and turns in the story – phewww!! I was a bit disappointed with the ending though, it felt a bit abrupt. I kept turning the pages to see if I missed anything. Basically it left me wanting more! ‘Intricately twisted and deliciously sinister’ – Courier Mail. I read an intro to Sharp Objects at the end of the book and it sounds pretty interesting too. What do you have on your reading list? Any recommendations? The Daily Post : Spinning Yarns
This weekend while SS and the electrical guys worked on installing the Z-Wave switches indoors, I soaked up the sun outdoors & kept myself busy with this fabulous book recommended by my colleague. Isn’t it nice sometimes, to not have any ‘other’ plans – not needing to constantly keep yourself aware of the time, not rushing to keep up? Just your phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, a good dose of coffee, warm sunshine, a good book and just lots of time.