Holiday Reading List


With the holiday season, I seem to do a lot of travel and take a good amount of time of work. Much of that time off is spent with family, but I also like to take advantage of the opportunity to read as many books as possible. I love a good show, don't get me wrong, but is there anything better than getting sucked into a really good book? 

I recently read The Girl on The Train (book was great, movie was a dud) and The Woman In Cabin 10, both of which I really enjoyed. So, I was looking for more books in that vein - suspenseful, twisty, and kind of dark. I asked for your suggestions on Snapchat and got so many great ideas, so I thought I'd share them here! 

I haven't read any of these books, so I can't personally vouch for them. A few of them were recommended multiple times, so I bolded (is that the word for making something bold? unclear.) those. 





















I think I'm going to start with The Couple Next Door and work my way through the list! I'll definitely be sharing on Snapchat what I think as I go through the books, so you can follow me there, if you're interested! (username: laurelizabeth4)

Happy reading! 

28 comments

  1. I have read The Cuckoo's Calling, Defending Jacob, and most recently The Butterfly Garden - all were fantastic! Butterfly Garden was especially hard to put down!!! Happy reading!

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  2. I've been waiting for you to post this list ever since you asked for suggestions on Snap. I'm always looking for book recommendations! I absolutely loved The Nightingale. I read The Good Girl and while I liked it, it took me a while to get through it. I know a lot of people really liked it, but it's not one I'd recommend. Enjoy!!

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  3. The Luckiest Girl Alive had such a dramatic twist that literally left me with my jaw dropped. I did not see it coming at all.

    The Nightingale was fantastic and so sad. Anything Tana French touches is gold. And I've been listening to The Good Girl on audio and it is pretty darn suspenseful.

    Happy Reading!

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  4. Fun post! I always love book recommendations!

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  6. I recently read Brain on Fire (in one day!) and highly recommend it. I had no intention of reading it one sitting, but I could not put it down! So captivating and unnerving.

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    1. I second Brain on Fire! I read that a couple of years ago. It was definitely one I could not put down.

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  7. You have some really great ones here! I hope you enjoy them!

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  8. Highly recommend Brain on Fire! It was really good. I've got The Nightingale on my beside table waiting for me.

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  9. Thank you for posting this! I am always looking for new books to read and currently am into a lot of mystery/thriller types so this list is perfect. And just in time since I'm flying home for Thanksgiving. :)

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  10. Thanks! This looks like a great list! I took a screenshot on snap too ;)

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  11. I just started Luckiest Girl Alive and am loving it! I'll report back when I'm finished :)

    xo Jules

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  12. Annnnd that's my holiday reading sorted - thank you!! :-)

    Rebecca
    xx
    www.peppermintdolly.com

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  13. Great list! The Cuckoo's Calling isn't as suspenseful as Girl on the Train in my opinion, but still a great read. There's also a sequel out for it, The Silkworm. I totally agree, you must read Big Little Lies, and anything by Liane Moriarty - I've read Truly Madly Guilty and What Alice Forgot as well - all highly recommended!
    If you do like suspense and kind of dark, I recently listened to audiobook Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Parris - at first I didn't think I would like it, but it was gripping, had me on the edge of my seat. Highly recommend it too!

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  14. Thank you for the recommendation. I love Cormoran Strike's story. I can't wait for the 4th book already.

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  15. I REALLY enjoyed Luckiest Girl Alive. AND I think they're making a movie out of it soon, which is nice!

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  16. You are going to love The Couple Next Door! Can't wait to read your review :)

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  17. Yay! The Couple Next Door was my suggestion. You will LOVE it! I actually just picked All the Missing Girls from your list and so far, it's great!

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  18. I just finished reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, really good!

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  19. So excited for this list! This is exactly the type book I have been loving. I am shopping for an ereader for a Christmas gift. What ereader do you use and do you recommend it? Also, your polish is a beautiful! What shade are you wearing?

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  20. I love this reading list. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. You've GOT to add What She Left Behind to your list. It's amazing!! It's by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Page turner, suspenseful, cruel with many twists and turns. She also wrote The Plum Tree which is JUST as good!

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  23. Loved The Nightingale! I can't wait to read some off of this list. Thank you :-)

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  24. Thank you for this list! Always looking for new suggestions.

    I loved Defending Jacob - especially as a mother. I agree with previous comment about The Good Girl - it was ok, but I saw the "twist" coming from very early on. I finished the book, but would not recommend it.

    Everything from Liane Moriarty is good - honestly, everything.

    I also have Maria Semple's new book, Today Will Be Different, on my list.

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