hii! welcome back to my blog. today’s post is something i’m very excited for – mini book reviews of books i read in one sitting! i wrote this post months ago, and here i am, finally publishing it~
i’ve added the book covers, a short summary and my thoughts for each of these. also, i don’t mean i read ALL these books in a single day, (that’s probably obvious but i just realized the title could be misleading.) like i read each of these books in one sitting when i read them. i hope that isn’t confusing-
YA contemporary, mystery/thriller
// fangirl by rainbow rowell – this is book that got me into reading, the first YA book i read, and the first book i read this year!😁 it’s about cath, a college student. she’s an introvert, unlike her twin sister, wren. it’s about cath’s college life, deals with family issues, and it’s a great book for fanfiction readers!
// not my problem by ciara smyth – my comfort book.🍂 the humor & sarcasm in this, is top notch. all the characters are amazing, and i just loved everything about this book!
(especially kavi) there’s also a bit of rivals to lovers, but it isn’t the main focus of the book :))
// a good girl’s guide to murder by holly jackson –this book is about a student who won’t give up till she finds the actual truth about a murder case that happned 5 years ago in her town, little kilton. the first mystery YA novel i read, i read the trilogy in 3 days. it was such an amazing series, and i would never stop recommending this book. read my full review here & here.
psychological thriller, mystery
// then she was gone by lisa jewell – this book got me out of a reading slump. i loved the writing, the descriptions. the plot was easy to follow – it’s fast paced.☁️ so this book is about a girl who goes missing, and her mom meets a guy – and his daughter has an uncanny resemblance to her daughter who went missing. secrets start to unfold after.
// I’m Thinking of Ending Things By Iain Reid – honestly – what even is this? i’m still confused. but yeah, i do recommend it.
if you want to lose braincells. once you’ve read the book, go back and read only the italicized parts. it’ll make more sense.
// the silent patient by alex michaelides – alicia, a 35 year old woman – murders her husband and decides to never speak again. no one knows why. a psychotherapist, theo, is determined to get alicia to talk again. one of my favourite psychological thrillers, hands down. the plot twist is so amazing! it’s a quick read too. i think a movie adaptation of this would be AMAZING.✨
sci-fi, romance, mystery
// they both die at the end by adam silvera – one of the first books that made me cry. i love that it’s written in multiple POVs – which includes other characters other than mateo and rufus. their chemistry was so real – and it was a really cute book. it gets really sad towards the end though😕
// we were liars by e. lockhart – i kind of HATE this book. so why is this here? thing is, i did finish reading it in one sitting. it took me a while to process this book. it’s sad because i thought i would like this book, the synopsis was really intriguing🤧 but the plot twist really was unexpected. it’s got summery vibes. family secrets and romance- so if you’re into that sort of thing, i would recommend!
// one of us is lying by karen mcManus – ahh, ok. i love this book and all the characters, especially nate~😌 it’s about 5 students who walk into detention and only 4 walk out alive, so the book revolves around the bayview four trying to solve who killed simon, the kid who died. (or, was allegedly murdered) it has a huge plot twist! (which i predicted)
mystery, thriller, romance
// the inheritance games by jennifer lynn barnes – a highschooler, avery is the inheritor of billions when this man – tobias hawthorne dies. she has to move in to his mansion where his four grandsons live – nash, grayson, xander, and jameson. but why exactly did she inherit so much, from someone she doesn’t even know? i loved the book, but it wasn’t as thrilling as i’d expected. still, it was really interesting! the sequel was kind of disappointing though..
// This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp – students are leaving to class after the morning assembly in the school auditorium. but the doors are locked. someone starts shooting. everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun. as many people disliked this book, i disagree. it was suspenseful and page turning.🖖
// She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen– such a cute book, it was the first book i read that’s solely romance. this book’s got everything – humour, short chapters, the fake dating trope, sapphic rivals to lovers, indian representation: what more do you need?😆
and those are my recommendations!! if you’ve read any of these books, i would love to talk about your thoughts on them in comments!! ❤ thank you so much for reading and i’ll see you next time.