“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 First, I’d like to point out that I actually read Nine Perfect Strangers before I decided to start reading Big Little Lies. While I’m only 100-some-odd pages into BLL, there have already been striking similarities. BLL focuses around three individuals, while NPS focuses around – well – nine. The writing in general is striking and straight-forward, but I didn’t expect anything less from such a highly recommended author. When I … Continue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (2018)

“Invisible Monsters: Remix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Invisible Monsters: Remix is exactly how Chuck Palahniuk wanted his original book Invisible Monsters to be written in the first place. The entire novel is based on someone who cared about their looks, until she was transformed into a monster. Initially, Palahniuk thought it was a great idea to create the vibe around the gossipy, tabloid-esque storyline by turning his novel into a magazine. So, at … Continue reading “Invisible Monsters: Remix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

What Goes Into Marking A Book DNF

For those of you who are unsure of what “DNF” means when it comes to books, it means “did not finish.” It’s when you’re reading a book, you’re just not feeling it, and end up placing it back on the shelf – sometimes for good. For some, this act is pretty common, but for most, it’s a last resort. When choosing to not finish a … Continue reading What Goes Into Marking A Book DNF

“the woman in the window” by AJ Finn (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Confused. Lost. Agoraphobic. Anna Fox, an online psychologist, lives in a family townhome set in Harlem, yet her family is not around. She talks to no one except her clients (on the computer), her family (on the phone), her cat, and the people who visit her: her neighbors and therapists. Due to a drastic accident a few months ago, she doesn’t leave her house; … Continue reading “the woman in the window” by AJ Finn (2018)

“Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris (2016)

⭐️⭐️/5 Disclaimer: There may be spoilers, if you don’t want to take the risk then just scroll to the bottom where the summary is.  First, I feel obligated to point out that I made it nearly 30 pages before I almost decided to not finish it – it was that off-putting. The book itself wasn’t written horribly, it was just predictable. From the first page, I could … Continue reading “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris (2016)

“Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (2014)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Along with most people I’ve seen on my bookstagram (@keepingupwithaskillings), I read the book after I watched Netflix’s adaptation last December (2018). Unfortunately though, finding this book was particularly difficult. Thriftbooks didn’t have it (click the link for a discount), Amazon was out-of-stock, and neither of the Barnes&Nobles near me had it. I was ultimately at a loss until it was stocked in any … Continue reading “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (2014)