A couple months ago my friend Adam asked me for a scary recommendation to get him in the mood for Halloween. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pass on one of my favourite horror novels, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
It’s the first day of 2019, and the first thing I did when I got out of bed this morning was grab a new book to start reading. This isn’t all that different from how I start most days, but once I read a couple chapters, I realized that I hadn’t set any reading goals for 2019 yet. So, here we go!
I’ll admit that Watching You was the first novel by Lisa Jewell that I’ve read. I do own a few of her other books, but haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. However, after finishing this story, I have to say that I am already craving another one of her thrillers!
I finished reading Claudia Day’s Heartbreaker over a month ago, but needed time to process the story before writing a full review. Over the past few weeks, though, I still haven’t fully processed everything that happened in this story. This might seem annoying to some people—not experiencing that sense of a complete story—but I’ve come to accept that’s part of what makes books so intriguing.
It’s getting closer to the most wonderful time of the year! And by that, I don’t mean the holidays. Instead, I am talking about “it’s too cold to go outside so I will stay inside all day and get cozy with a book!” season. Ah yes, for bookworms like myself, winter (in Canada) is perfect for curling up with a good book for hours on end.
For others, though, December brings a whirlwind of holiday parties and get-togethers, where you might be stuck with an introverted book nerd for secret Santa. Have no fear! I am here to help you find the perfect gift for all the readers in your life. I know it can be overwhelming trying to pick out a book for someone who has seemingly read everything, so once again, my gift guide includes no books! However, I will say, you can never go wrong with getting a bibliophile a gift card to a local bookstore.
If you’d rather something more personal, be sure to check out the options below. If you don’t see anything that suits your needs, you can also check out my gift guide from 2017 as well.
I had been excited to read Not Her Daughter ever since I started following Rea Frey on Instagram and learned that she was working on a book. Her photos and bookish content were always so inspiring and well-curated. I knew right away that her debut novel would be, too. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.