Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Book thoughts – Gone Girl

Holy crap. I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and wow. I knew it was a suspenseful book but it really went above and beyond that qualifier. I will keep this post curse word free, but just to let you know, the best way to describe this story is with curse words.

I love a good plot twist and Gone Girl definitely had that. I would probably have to put it up there with the twist in Life of Pi. I don’t read the suspense/thriller genre very often so I wasn’t really sure if I would ever read this book. Somehow I managed to not be spoiled since the movie came out in 2014 and I am grateful for that. I wouldn’t have read the book if I knew any of the spoilers.

I will never re-read Gone Girl (it was enough of a mind melt the first time), but I am glad I read it and I definitely understand why it got a movie deal and captured the nation’s attention.

*SPOILERS BELOW! STOP READING NOW!*

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Book Recommendation – A Madness So Discreet

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I read A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis recently and it was enthralling. The main character is flawed and troubled, but compassionate and caring as well. She is also smart as a whip and sassy as hell. I love her journey through the book, as well as all of the supporting characters. I highly recommend this book and I promise you won’t be able to put it down.

Have you read A Madness So Discreet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Now go forth and read!

T5W – January 11th – 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

T5W – January 11th – 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is 2017 Debuts You Are Excited For”.

I had to do some research about this because I am really bad about knowing about book releases. I’m so focused on the books on my TBR list I kind of ignore new books until they are actually published and on the shelves. BUT…I did do some research and the following books sound awesome.

  1. Jeff Giles, The Edge of Everything, January 31
  2. Elan Mastai, All Our Wrong Todays, February 7
  3. Danielle Paige, The End of Oz, March 14
  4. Francesca Zappia, Eliza and Her Monsters, May 30

And…

5. The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, April 26 – I have this book on hold at my library right now because I really, really want to read it before the TV series is released.

I am sure I will come across other book debuts, but these are some that look pretty darn great. I love book adaptations to the big or small screen and I know there are quite a few coming in 2017. Here’s to a great year filled with new books and new movies/TV!

Who has read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood? What did you think? Will you be watching the Hulu series? Let me know in the comments.

T5W – January 4th – 2017 Goals

T5W – January 4th – 2017 Goals

Happy Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!

This week’s topic is “2017 Goals”.

I have a list of things I want to accomplish this year. It is basically a 2017 to do list. I basically just want to have a fun year and see how I can help myself grow as a person and become a better version of myself. Here are some of the things I want to do in 2017.

5 Book Goals

  1. Read more diverse books when it comes to authors and subject matter.
  2. Go to the library more.
  3. Write more reviews.
  4. Finally read LOTR! I am always embarrassed to admit that I have not read Lord of the Rings. That changes this year. I hope…
  5. Read more meaningfully by paying attention to quotes I like and passages that make me think or feel something.

5 Personal Goals

  1. Cut back on social media/ spending time on my phone.
  2. Sit less.
  3. Cook more often and cook new things.
  4. Learn how to hand letter. This has always seemed like a fun hobby and I am excited to pick it up. 
  5. Keep in touch with my friends. I made some friends this summer who live in different states than me, and I really want to keep in touch with them better because they are awesome and I don’t want to fall out of contact. 

Those are some of my goals for 2017. Do we share any goals? What do you want to accomplish this year? Share in the comments!

Book Review – To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

My first read and my first review of 2017! Hope you enjoy.

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Picture taken at Fireside Books in Palmer, AK

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey is wonderful; absolutely delightful to read. I think it was even more special to me because I am from Alaska. I’ve lived here all my life and even though I haven’t been to the places the story travels through, I still have an understanding of the wilds of Alaska. This probably made the journey through Alaska even more interesting to me.

To The Bright Edge of the World is about discovery and adventure and is set at the end of the nineteenth century. Colonel Allen Forrester is on an expedition to Alaska, Continue reading “Book Review – To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey”