To me, there is nothing worse than not having time to read a good book. Yet, that’s my life during the 16-week semesters. While I may not have time to read, I still go out of my way to buy quite a few books. Some may call it hoarding but that’s beside the point. As this semester comes to an end, I’ve been making a mental list of the books I’m dying to read. Here are the four books on my list.
The 7 and ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
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A new review is up on the blog! • I know it took me ages to write it but if you’ll decide to read this book you’ll understand why. THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE is a classic crime with a twist. Immagine if Agatha Christie had seen Inception or Black Mirror and came back writing one of her novels adding a bit of time loops and body swap. Sounds awful but is actually a genre mashup very well written. 500 pages loaded with twists and red herrings that will keep you glued to the pages. Utterly satisfied when you came to the end and all the pieced fit together. If you want to find out more the link is in the bio 👆🏻 [published in Australia by @bloomsburypublishing ] . . . Nuova recensione sul blog! Stavolta un giallo in lingua originale che ancora non è stato tradotto. Se leggete in lingua con dimestichezza, awesome, altrimenti non disperate. Il formato digitale su Amazon costa 5 euro e se vi avvalete del dizionario del vostro e-reader potete riuscire a leggerlo anche voi! Si tratta di un giallo vecchio stile dove l’investigatore di turno deve risolvere un omicidio e per farlo ha 8 giorni vissuti dentro 8 persone diverse che regalano un approccio all’indagine unico nel suo genere. Siete curiosi? La recensione completa ( in italiano) e nel link nella bio ☝🏼 . . . #thesevendeathsofevelynhardcastle #aussiereaders #mystery #readcrimefiction #bookreview #bloomsbury #myreadinglife #readersoninstagram #booksandbrews #coffeeandbooks #goodreads #whatiamreading #igreads #bookphotos #leggere #libro #consiglidilettura
I ordered this book the moment I read the summary. Think of it as a Clue-styled book, if you haven’t watched the movie please do so now, mixed with Groundhog’s Day. Our main character will keep reliving the day Evelyn died until he can find out what truly happened to her. The catch? He will relive her death through the bodies of eight separate witnesses to try and get the whole picture.
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
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FIVE STARS Are you looking for the perfect beach read? 🙋🏼♀️Do you enjoy dark🖤twisted characters? 🙋🏼♀️Climb on board the party train–ALL OF social media is going gaga over JANE DOE by Victoria Helen Stone! 🖤JANE DOE is boasting an incredible 4.25 rating on Goodreads right now!🎉🎉 🖤Our girl, Jane, is a self-diagnosed sociopath. She fully understands her strengths and failings as a “normal” human being. (I’m not a fan of the shiny, pristine protagonist, anyway) Give me something to chew on any day of the week… And Jane gave me all she had! I’m OBSESSED with this character! She is a piece of work! Plenty of rough edges, gray areas and a wicked sense of humor. The pages fly super-fast without annoying flashbacks or time jumps. The reader gets to experience Jane’s POV only and in real-time. I adore psychological suspense novels that are built like this. I’m crazy about this book-as if you couldn’t tell…..AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!🖤🖤🖤😍😍 SUMMARY: A double life with a single purpose: revenge. Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her. #bookstagram #janedoe #victoriahelenstone #psychologicalthriller #suspense #amreading
Jane has an ordinary life. She fits in, does her best to look put together. Her timid personality attracts the eye of Steven Hepsworth, a manager at the insurance company she works for. But Jane has a secret she’s hiding, and no one is safe. Least of all Steven.
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
A group of moms whose babies were born in the same month forms an inseparable group. They meet twice a week without their babies for a much needed break. But when they break from this routine and opt to go to a bar instead one child goes missing, starting a chain of events that will test relationships and reveal long-hidden secrets.
#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar
Follow Anya St. Clair as she works her way through success at a fashion magazine. She soon becomes obsess with co-worker Sarah Taft who is described as a ‘walking editorial spread’. But when they are both up for the same promotion, Anya shifts from wanting to be Sarah’s friend to wanting to beat her. She’ll do anything to get that promotion.
As we approach the holidays, there’s nothing better than cozying up with a great book. I hope one or all of these keeps you occupied in the months to come!