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Thrillers to Read This Spring!

I love reading, like love love. If you’re in the third grade and are saying to yourself “THEN WHY DONT YOU MARRY IT??” I’d politely say I WILL, so HA. I started out by binging Junie B. Jones books, before I even knew what binging something was, I was frantic for the next one. Like, mom drive me to the store and also can I borrow some money because I need to know what the fuck happens at this birthday party.

However, now that I am an adult (and because I’ve read every Junie B. Jones book) I’ve moved on to mostly thrillers. There is nothing better than a last minute twist. I love not knowing whats going on right until the last second of a book. Lord knows the last thing I need is an elevated heart rate, yet I do it anyway. I’ve read quite a few books these past few months, and I really wanted to compile my favorites for you!

Here are my current picks:

1. The Woman In Cabin 10; 2. The Perfect Mother
3. The Woman In The Window; 4. If You Knew Her

Okay lets do some quick reviews:

  1. The woman in cabin 10: I love Ruth Ware, google her, read all her books. This is probably one of my favorite ones. You can feel the uneasiness of the main character, and the twists and turns made me finish it in like 3 days.
  2. The Perfect Mother: I heard this was going to be a movie soon, so I trudged through it when I thought it was getting slow. It’s told from like 6 different view points, which is hard to keep track of, by the last chapter I was finally like wow I know who this is! However, I’m glad I stuck with it because the ending is madness, and it got a lot easier to read.
  3. The woman in the window: This is probably my favorite on the list. This book takes you on a god damn journey with a woman who suffers from many mental illnesses and spies on her neighbors (aka me). The twist are plentiful and I think I audibly gasped once. Plus, Amy Adams is playing the main character in the movie, and she was magical in Sharp Objects.
  4. If you knew her: I almost didn’t put this one on here because its kind of a downer, but it is really good. It’s told through 3 view points. Flashbacks from the main character, the nurse who is treating her and obsessed with figuring out what happened, and her mute paralyzed roommate who can hear everything.

Some Honorable mentions

  1. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: Shocker, as if I wasn’t going to include ANOTHER Ruth. I really couldn’t pick which of these two were my favorite. I did staaart to catch on to the twist right before it happened, which is why I picked the other for you guys. However, this one follows friends from childhood to adulthood with a big secret, I loved it.
  2. Anything by Gillian Flynn: After Gone Girl came out I assumed everyone read everything by the fantastic Gillian Flynn. However, If you have NOT, please DO IT. Gone Girl may actually be one of her weaker books, thats how amazing she is. You’ll never see these twists coming, and the chaos leading up to them is madness.

You are going to feel a detective when you read these on your sunlight patio with a glass of chilled wine next you. Also I’m ALWAYS looking for more thrillers to read, please give me your suggestions!


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  • Reply Jenna

    I think the last thriller book I read was Sharp Objects, so I am in need of another. I’ll add The Woman In the Window to my extremely long “to-read” list.

    April 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply Madison

      OH man, it’s SO SO good! I just finished Big Little Lies too lol, a little late on that one.

      May 23, 2019 at 2:53 am

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