Let’s talk about books! This is a post where I discuss all the books that I have been reading, by answering the following questions…
What have I finished reading?
What am I currently reading?
What will I read next?
I would love to know what everyone has read, or is reading! Feel free to post yours in the comments below.
What have I finished reading?
It was a morning in June, when a woman took her dog for a walk, and she thought her dog came up to her with a stick, but it turns out to something much worst. The story is about how four close friends from boarding school, who thought were inseparable, play a game — The Lying Game. The rules are simple, lie, and never tell the truth to fellow students, and teachers. Although never lie to each other. Unfortunately the girls get expelled in their final year of boarding school. Which is how the girls start separating and going on their own journeys. Until one morning, Kate messages them with a three word text, “I need you”. This text message brings all four girls together. What the girls are about to find out is that their Lying Game has consequences.
I love reading Ruth Ware books, I think she is an amazing author. She writes thrillers. The first book I read of hers was The Turn of the Key, which is also amazing. What I like about her is she begins her books slowly, and providing a lot of details in the beginning of the book. She then picks up the pace, with thrilling details, so things start to get scary pretty fast. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I would recommend this if you like reading thrillers.
My rating: 4 stars out of 5
2. What am I currently reading?
So I switched this The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, because I found out other people are waiting for this book, so I have to return it to the library faster than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I have read great reviews about this book. I am really fascinated and intrigued to read this book. All I know that it is really popular now, because people are able to relate to it to today’s world about being in insolation because of the pandemic lockdowns.
3. What will I be reading next?
I am intrigued to read these stories, and watch the movies. I feel like I am missing out on so much. I can’t wait to find out what happens in this series.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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This week is all about books that you meant to read last year, but the year got away from you, and you didn’t have a chance to read them. Perhaps you can read them this year, I know I will be doing that.
The Queen’s Gambit
I haven’t had the chance to read this book yet, but my interest grew, because I know there is a Netflix series. I have been waiting to get a copy from the library, so I haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet. But I am really excited to check this out. I have heard wonderful things about it. It’s crazy because this book was first published in 1983, and Netflix helped made this book more popular.
2. The Guest List
I love reading thrillers, and this book is the perfect cozy mystery, where there is a murder at a wedding, and everyone there becomes a suspect.
3. Midnight Library
There is a library that showcases books of what might have happened had you made different choices in your life. It is an enchanting tale. I can’t wait to get read it from the library.
4. Anxious People
A bank robbery goes wrong, and the robber runs away from the bank and storms into an apartment of strangers at a viewing. The robber takes the group of strangers for hostage. The strangers realize that they have more in common then they had realized. They realize that they all have secrets and grievances. I have heard that it is an emotional, but humourous.
5. The Chef
I first saw this book at the library, and I got it for my boyfriend to read. He didn’t read it in time, so I had bought it for him for his birthday. I still haven’t read it yet. I plan on reading it soon, since the story takes place just before Mardi Gras. A police detective and a food truck becomes Louisiana’s Most Wanted. He believes that his city is under attack. Although he isn’t exactly sure where what is going to happen, although he only knows that innocent lives are at risk.
6. Little House in the Big Woods
I recently got reunited when I was organizing my belongings. This was in one of my containers from when I finally went through my belongings of my old room from my mom’s. I received the book set for my 13th birthday. It made me sad that my mom and I never finished this series, since life got too busy for us. It’s the real adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. A cherished story from generations about how her family prepared for cold winters, and how they worked together to ensure they were ready.
7. The Flight Attendant
I kept on seeing the commercial for this show on the TV, and I came to the realization that it is a based off of a book. I was quite intrigued. I was so excited that I was able to get it from my library not too long ago. I just got to finish a few books before I start reading this book. I cannot wait! Cassandra who is a flight attendant and a binge drinker, so blackouts and not being able to remember the night before aren’t uncommon for her. One morning she finds herself waking up in a wrong hotel room, and a man who is laying in his own blood, dead. She has no memory of what happened, and she is far away from home.
8. The Secret Garden
I bought this DVD not too long ago, and I have been meaning to watch it. But I have never read this book before, I would love to do that one day. It’s about a young English girl who moves from England to India after the traumatic loss of both her parents. Her memories of her parents are not pleasant since her parents were selfish, and neglectful. She moves to India to live with her uncle. Upon her arrival she is rude towards her uncle. Once he is away from their home, she discovers a walled garden that is always locked. She then hears a a sobbing sound somewhere in her uncle’s mansions, although the servants ignore her, or pretend they haven’t her concerns. The mystery sparks her interest and curiosity.
9. Charlotte’s Web
The book about friendship, love and death. Charlotte tells her feelings to a pig named Wilbur, who he wants a friend. They express their love for a girl named Fern, who takes care of the pig on her family’s farm. This book always hold a spot in my heart. I loved this book for just over half of my life. I first read it in the seventh grade for a school project.
10. Where the Crawdads Sing
Long ago, people suspected a quiet fishing village was haunted. Kya Clark who lives carefree in the wild. When one day, one of their villagers has died, everyone suspects Kya. But Kya isn’t who everyone thinks she is. She has one day of school, and she learns everything from the wild. There comes a time where she wants to be touched and yearned. Two men become attracted to her ability of being able to survive on her own. She begins to open herself up — until the unthinkable happens. In this thought provoking book about how isolation effects and influences our behaviours. I have heard many great things about this novel, especially since most of us have been isolation from the pandemic of the coronavirus. It is Delia Owens’ debut novel.