Recently, I did something I NEVER thought I would: I bought a Kindle Paperweight. I wasn’t sure I would like it or not. I had always considered myself pretty old-school when it came to books. I liked to hold them in my hand. With the case on the Kindle, it was really no different.
Trouble was, at night, I couldn’t read without waking up my fiance. Reading at night has always been a means to combat my insomnia and with the Kindle, I can lay in bed and read – without bothering my dude at all. Honestly, it does seem to help with my insomnia as well. After awhile – regardless of how restless and awake I felt, I get tired. & I get to READ 🙂
If you don’t already have an e-reader of some kind, I highly recommend the Kindle Paperweight.
Anyhow, this post isn’t about how awesome my Kindle has been but about books you won’t be able to put down. Full Disclosure: I’ve read a shit-ton of books. I read fast and I read a lot. I’d like to throw out some reading lists for people looking for the good stuff. For this list, I’m going to focus on Mysteries/Thrillers. The type of books that pull you in immediately – the books that you HAVE to keep reading to know what will happen. Here is my first official reading list. Enjoy Folks!
Books you won’t be able to put Down:
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
This book immediately hooked me. And by the way, I LOVE her as an author. All of her stories have been suspenseful, compelling and amazing. Anyway back to this book :The main character – Libby Day, was seven when her two sisters and mother were murdered in what looked to be a sort of ‘Satanic Sacrifice’. The murders became infamous and it was her own brother Ben that was tried and convicted. She even testified at trial that Ben was the killer. Years later, she’s down on her luck and out money from donations. “The Kill Club”, an organization of amateur detectives finds her and offers her money in exchange for details about the night of the murders. She agrees and begins to see that the worst night of her life wasn’t as simple as it seemed.
This book has so many twists and turns, it’s truly a task to put down. I think I read the whole thing in two or three days. The characters are instantly intriguing. This is truly a mystery to get lost in. The end has quite the twist.
Also – I didn’t even know this at the time I read the book, but it became a movie. One that I purchased rather than renting. The movie got less-than-stellar-reviews. I think it’s one of those movies where you have to read the book to appreciate the story.
It’s $9.99 at the Kindle store but below I put the book link. It’s seriously a great read..
Actually, any book by Gillian Flynn is pretty awesome but this one really hooked me.
Beware the Past by Joy Ellis
This was one of the first books I read on the Kindle. They always say, every detective has that one case that just always haunts them. Matt Ballard’s case involved three murdered boys in a remote location known as ‘The Fens’. After years and years, it would seem the killer is back and this time, all his attention is focused on Matt Ballard.
It’s a really fast-paced read, intriguing from the start. There is a constant element of suspense, mystery and the need to just keep on reading. It’s a fabulous mystery that has a wicked-crazy ending. I’ll be reading more of this author’s works for sure.
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Ah, the last physical book I bought before purchasing my Kindle. I really enjoyed the characters in this novel. Everyone in this town seems to have at least one secret and they all unravel marvelously throughout the story. Nic – the main character- had a friend who went missing ten years earlier. As soon as she returns to town to help take care of her ill father, another girl goes missing.
This novel is very character-driven and goes back and forth between past and present, unveiling truths and realizations throughout. It’s highly entertaining. A real page-turner.