Five Books to Read ASAP

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A few months ago Ben and I made the resolution to read more. We found ourselves spending way too much time on Netflix. When I'm on the hunt for a new book I look to my friends for a recommendation so I thought I would do a quick roundup of 5 books I have read recently and that I absolutely loved.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo: Have your tissues ready for this one. The love story of Lucy and Gabe spans decades and continents. It makes you think about the different kinds of love each person has to offer. You will be hooked on this devastatingly romantic novel that comes with an unforgettable ending.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty: "Alice Love is 29 years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually 39, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce." I have yet to read a book by Liane Moriarty that I don't absolutely love. I love her books because she beautifully develops the characters and creates scenarios that could actually happen and it makes you think about what you would do in that situation.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty: This book had me turning the pages faster than I knew I could. I was hooked. Cecilia finds a letter containing her husbands deepest and darkest secret that is only meant to be opened in the event of his death but he is still very much alive. The opening of that letter has earth-shattering repercussions for Cecilia and many others. I reread the last chapter twice because I actually could not believe the ending and how Liana Moriarty flawlessly tied together the unexpected ending.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: "Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls." I will warn you this book gets very dark. I think this one starts off a bit slow but if you stick with it the ending is worth it.

Something In the Water by Catherine Steadman: I was hooked on this book from the very first page. A shocking discovery while on their honeymoon in Bora Bora derails the life of a picture perfect couple. One decision triggers a devastating train of events.

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I am always looking for more books to read, let me know if you have any recommendations!