I’ve been reading a lot this summer, and so far my top picks for July are the following:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn– Soon to be made into a movie, this thriller is full of plot twists and loads of suspense. The story is about Amy Dunn, who mysteriously goes missing from her house one summer day. Her husband, Nick, looks increasing suspicious as the investigation proceeds… but could he really have killed his wife?
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty– This story is about a mother of three, Cecilia, and her seemingly perfect life, complete with her perfect husband… or so she thought. One day while Cecilia’s husband is out of town, she finds a letter addressed to her from her husband that is only to be opened upon his death, as it holds a life-changing secret. Curiosity gets the best of Cecilia, and after reading the letter her family’s life is forever changed… This is one of the best “chick-lit” books I’ve ever read. It has more suspense and is more thought-provoking than your average “chick-lit” read. Definitely recommend it, as I read the whole book in one day!
- OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu– This YA book is about Bea, a high school student who struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She soon falls for Beck, a boy in group therapy and finally she finds her match- someone who understands her quirks and can relate to her situation. It’s a cute, high school love story; however, it’s also raw and emotional, as it’s a very real depiction of living with a serious mental illness.