book recommendations from insta-stories

So if you follow me on Instagram or more importantly my insta-stories you will know that I put the call out for any book recommendations as I am heading away on a winter holiday soon and needed something to read, well I was very lucky to get lots of replies and a wide range of options, plus most of them I had not read BONUS! And I was also asked by many of you to pass on the list so here it is, I will also add some of the great books I have read recently to give back some of the book love. None of these are reviews it is simply just a list, and hopefully everyone finds something good to read!

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter was not only recommended to me through insta-stories but it seems to be the read of the moment, I actually tried to pick this up yesterday but everywhere was out so I am hoping they will have it at the airport.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, this is the same author who wrote Girl on the Train, which I loved! Have not watched the movie as I have not heard a single good review but the book was good and I am definitely going to be reading Into the Water.

The Muse by Jessie Burton, I know nothing about this book but will be looking it up.

Edie by Camilla Way again I know nothing but its on the list after being recommended but a few of you.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani.

Crazy Rich Asians and the other books by Kevin Kwan – I had a quick look at these in the bookstore and they sound like a good light read.

The Shack by William P Young, this is also a movie that I have not seen.

Paper Princess by Erin Watt.

The Pact by Karina Halle.

The Shipping News by Annie Prolux.

Some recommended authors in general were Colleen Hoover who writes romance but not super romancy R.S Grey who writes romatic comedies.

Some of the books I have read and some which were also recommended are:

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, this is also the mini TV series (I haven’t seen it but heard good things…from people who weren’t paid to say so), I have also since just purchase Truly Madly Guilty to read. I LOVED Big Little Lies, could not put it down.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls loved this book! Its a memoir and a very good one!

Trafficked by Sophie Hayes this is a truly shocking true story which I could not put down.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult loved this book and has a good twist as all of Jodis books do.

Flawed and then the follow up Perfect by Cecilia Ahern, these are classed as young adult books but I loved them, a little bit like the Hunger Game series.

I have just today finished Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn who also wrote Gone Girl, I loved both of these books, a little dark and disturbing but so gripping! If you like that kind of read then I highly recommend them, I still have Dark Places to read.

There are also some non-fiction books I was recommended and also some I have read which are:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson, this is a great book and one which I go back to a lot! Highly Recommend everyone giving it a read!

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, I loved this book, a really good read for everyone!

Mindset by Dr. Carol S Dweck, I have not read this and Hillbilly Energy by J D Vance.

Thanks so much to every single person who took the time to reply to me and pass on their book recommendations, if you have any others you would like to recommend I would love to hear them so please comment below, thanks!










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