Best books to read right now

After almost 3 years of blogging, it seems crazy that this is only the second time (first time was waaaay too long ago) I share with you my reading list. If you know me, I am a HUGE bookworm, easily swallowing 2-3 books a month – more if I have time. I read every night before sleeping, it’s kind of a way to detox from the day and let my mind wander…

I’ve really been into psychological thrillers recently, even tho I used to dislike them (and all the movies about them). For example, I did not like “The Girl On The Train” at all, I found it cheesy and too easy to guess the ending. The books I’ve been reading are serious page-turners, and I apologize in advance if they make you late to work or exhausted in the morning after reading all night… you’ve been warned!

You can click on the photos of each book to purchase them online or download them onto your e-reader. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

1. Behind Closed Doors, by B. A. Paris

Hands down my favorite psychological thriller on this list. This book will make you re-think what you think you know about the people around you, and what they might be hiding behind closed doors
This book will make you scream out-loud out of frustration (trust me, I have done it) and make you look at everyone differently.

Jack and Grace look like the perfect couple, having it all together and loving each other beyond words. Grace fell in love with Jack just a few months ago, after he swooped her off her feet, and promised to take care of her and her sister, who has autism. They are inseparable, which leads to wonder why you never see Grace alone, or why their house seems to be barricaded with gates, blinds, and metal shutters. 

 

2. The Breakdown, by B. A. Paris

This one is less scary, but just as intense as all the other ones. It took me a little longer to get through it, just because I don’t have much patience for women who complain but don’t help themselves (might be why I never got into The Girl On The Train…), but so glad I kept reading because It. Is. Good.

Cass is married to the sweetest and most patient man around. Her life is perfect, until she drives home in a storm one night and spots a car stopped on the side of the road in the middle of the forest. She decides it is too dangerous to get out so she drives home, only to learn the next day that the woman in the car got murdered later that night. Her whole life crumbles after that day, and what seems like a tragedy turns out to be much, much more than that.

 

3. The Woman In Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware

My biggest fear is to be trapped on a sinking boat. So anything that has to do with boats already scares the c*** out of me, but add to it a murder and I am going to have to sleep with the lights on. Which happened… a few times.

Lo is a journalist for a travel magazine, and received the opportunity to spend a week aboard a luxury cruise ship in the North Sea. She drinks a little too much on the first night on board (alcohol and sea-sickness don’t mix well), and wakes up to the sound of something heavy falling into the water. She runs to the window, only to see a hand disappearing into the dark water – and naturally freaks out. Only problem is, there is no trace of anything happening, and everyone on board is accounted for! 

 

4. A Stranger In The House, by Shari Lapena

Up until the last chapters I had no idea who did it. And to me, this is saying a lot because I usually make it a goal of mine to guess who is responsible early on – like a game. This one, however, keeps getting twists and turns that will make you wonder if the victim might be the murdered after all…

Karen is married to Tom, and they live happily in the suburbs. That is, until one night Karen doesn’t come home and the police come to get Tom and bring him to the hospital after she got into an accident. It looks like she was fleeting the scene of a murder, but it also appears as though she cannot remember anything that happened to her that night. Things escalate until you learn that Karen isn’t who she said she was, and her past tries catches up with her to destroys her future.

 

5. In A Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware

This one seriously freaked me out, because as I was reading it I was staying for a couple of days in a cottage in the middle of the country – and this story happens in a house in the middle of the woods! 

Leonora is surprised to be invited to an old friend’s bachelorette weekend, considering she hasn’t seen or heard from her in almost a decade. Intrigued, she decides to go but quickly regrets her decision. Her old friend’s new friends are not at all her cup of tea, and after drinking during the evening they decide to take out the Ouija board and contact the spirits…

 

6. I See You, by Clare Mackintosh

The most recent book I’ve read – I’ve only finished it last night! Incredibly stressful and slightly trying to make me paranoid when walking by myself, but impossible to put down!

Zoe is a mom of 2, divorced and living now with her new partner. She goes to work every day and takes the subway (the Tube in this case since it happens in London). One day she sees her photo in an advert in the local newspaper, without anything written on it except the link to a website called “FindTheOne.com” – which is blank. She doesn’t think much of it, thinking it might be someone else who looks like her, until she realizes that the woman who appeared on the same advert just before her turns up murdered in a park! Clearly something is going on, and now Zoe fears for her own life as she and cop Kelly discover what the website really is, and what might already be happening without them noticing.

 

7. Origin, by Dan Brown (not a psychological thriller, but OH SO GOOD!)

Not like the ones I mentioned before, but I could NOT do a book reading list without including it. It just came out a few weeks ago, and I purchased it the day it hit the stands. I don’t know about you, but ANYTHING Dan Brown writes, I have to read. I’ve swallowed all of his previous books, Inferno being one of my favorite. If you don’t know who he is, you most definitely have heard of the Da Vinci Code, which was his first masterpiece. Please do yourself a favor and buy all of them.

Robert Langdon is back, and this time the story happens in Spain, going from Bilbao to Barcelona. Langdon is invited to one of his friends’ exciting event in the Guggenheim Museum, who has promised the world with the revelation of the two biggest questions in mankind’s history: where do we come from, and where are we going. The friend in question, Kirsch, has invited the world’s most influential people, including representatives from the largest religions, to be present when he goes live on the internet and shares his discoveries. According to him, the results from his research will affect the world and shatter faith and religions. But before he is able to reveal anything, he is assassinated in front of his guests – leaving Langdon in a race against the clock to find out and honor his friend by releasing his discovery to the world before it is lost forever.

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