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For me, Fall means getting cozy under a blanket, drinking warm drinks, and reading by the window overlooking the changing leaves. So, I figured I would share some of my favorite books, plus books I’m planning on reading this Fall, with you guys!
Have Already Read
I absolutely loved this book. If you like thriller/ghost novels, then I definitely recommend this one. Just like you can’t help peeking through your fingers during a horror movie, I couldn’t put this book down until I finished it.
This novel is about three friends who renovate a house in a remote, completely isolated location. “They soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a nearby town, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the shocking truth becomes horribly clear.” (Amazon)
2. The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster 1)
This is a great mystery novel! It is about Detective Erika Foster and her determination to solve murders. When, the body of a woman is found beneath a sheet of ice in South London park, Detective Foster is asked to lead the murder investigation. The victim is a beautiful young socialite, who appeared to have the perfect life. As Erika digs deeper, however, she sees a connection between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, who were all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. As Erika gets closer to finding the killer, the killer is closing in on Erika. Will she catch the killer before it’s too late?
This mystery novel is about Caroline Auden, who lands a job at a top Los Angeles law firm. Caroline has a dark past with computer hacking that she is trying to put behind. Her first task is to find out whether a popular GMO causes healthy people to fall ill. Caroline is only supposed to dig a little and then report up the ladder, but her tech background and intuition makes her dig deeper. When she connects the death of a scientist and the biotech giant, she cries foul and soon finds herself in danger.
This is a really good book. It is quite dramatic, but it is also funny and intriguing. I could barely put the book down. If you’ve seen the TV show and liked the story, then you’ll definitely like the book. Although, personally, I think the book is better and a little different.
The story focuses on three women: Jane, Madeline, and Celeste. All three have children that are starting Kindergarten. “Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one” (Amazon). Celeste is beautiful, kind, and married to a very rich man. It seems like she has a perfect life, but in reality, she has a dark secret. Finally, Jane is a single mom and new to town. She is so young that she is mistaken as a nanny by another Kindergarten mom. Even though Jane is often sad, Madeline and Celeste take her under their wing, and eventually learn about her secrets.
You guys probably already know the plot to this story since the movie just came out, but I’ll do a little summary just in case! The story takes place in Derry, Maine, where an evil entity called IT haunts the people, specifically the children, of the town. Even though IT is usually seen as a clown, it can change forms and become your worst nightmare. In the story, a group of seven friends has to fight IT as children. They manage to fight IT off and save a lot of the children that were taken. However, twenty-eight years later, the grown-up group of friends has to return to Derry to fight IT again and save the children.
2. The Night Stalker (Detective Erika Foster 2)
This is the second book in the Detective Erika Foster series. The first book is The Girl in the Ice, which I mentioned above. This novel starts off with the death of a doctor in the middle of summer. The doctor is found suffocated in bed with his wrists bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag that’s over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead under the same circumstances. Erika and her team are now trying to catch a serial killer that stalks their victims before striking. “The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer?” (Amazon)
Plan on Reading
This book is about a 16 year old named Lara Jean Song. She has written love letters to the five boys she has loved, but has been keeping them in a hatbox. Lara says all the things she would never say in real life, because the letters are for her only. One day, however, her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, “Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control” (Amazon).
“Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them…they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival” (Amazon).
“Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.” (Amazon)
The main reason why I want to read this book is because it is from the perspective of a dog. I mean, what more reason do you need?
5. Red Queen
This book occurs in a world where people are divided based on their blood. There are those with common, Red blood, and those with elite, Silver blood, who have special abilities. The protagonist is Mare Barrow, a Red who is thrown in front of the Silver court. She, and the Silver court, discover that she has a special ability too. The King forces her to pretend to be a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his sons. From the inside, Mare risks everything to help the Scarlet Guard, a Red rebellion. However, she becomes torn between the Red and the Silver when her heart pulls her towards a Silver.
Alright, that’s all the books I have for you guys today! I hope you guys enjoyed this little list. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them!
Plein de Bisous,
A Bonnie Bon