Today’s post isn’t fashion-related, but I know a lot of you are book-lovers like me and I wanted to share a permanent post with some favorite fiction books I read last year for those of you looking for some reading recommendations. These are basically all thrillers and mysteries (my current genre of choice) and are listed in no particular order.
I recently got myself set up and up to date on Goodreads. Do any of you remember when I “started reading” The Cuckoo’s Calling in December only to realize I’d already read it?! Proof that I need a better system to keep track of what I’ve read. So glad I have an easy way to organize it all now. If your local library is open — mine finally opened for pickup as long as I reserve the book beforehand — I recommend going that route! But I’ll link each book for you if you’d rather buy it or it’s not available at the library. Okay, here are the books…
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner | This is part beach read, part murder mystery about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart.
Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane | A twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen | A psychological thriller that explores what secrets are safe to share and if morality and ethics really matter when protecting the ones you love.
I Found You by Lisa Jewell | Dark, moody and really captivating. As The New York Times puts it, this book “explores the space between going missing and being lost.”
One by One by Ruth Ware | A corporate retreat to the French Alps turns deadly as a massive storm hits and the group dwindles one by one.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch | This is a major mind-bending sci-fi thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney | A captivating sci-fi, domestic thriller that explores artificial intelligence and relationships.
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley | A group of old friends goes on a secluded trip to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and one of them ends up dead. This is a great murder mystery that explores friendships, secrets and envy.
What genre do you like best? What were some of your favorite reads this year? I’d love to know to file away for future reading ideas.