Have you ever read a book where you just do not want it to end? It’s the best and worst feeling in the world. I know for me, I get to the end and I wish I could start all over, not just begin again, but be the person I was before I read the book, before the words affected me or I experienced the twists and turns. And yet, a good book changes me (and you too, probably) and so I don’t want to go back either. So I’ve put together some pairings, like good wine with the perfect dinner, a pairing of books. If you liked one of the books, you will probably enjoy the other. (Also, by the by, these are affiliate links and some of links include free books…free books! Love!)
I devoured both. I can’t say more because well…if you’ve read one or both of them, any further explanations could endanger your experience. If someone tried to get between me and finishing these books, I would have gone feral.
Full disclosure: I watched the BBC Mini Series of North and South before reading the book. Also as an aside, it is amazing. Almost as amazing as Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. But basically, if you are into historical romances with guys and girls who are constantly misunderstanding one another, resulting in lots of heart flutters (and you know, the historical stuff too, of course) consider it.
A fan of Gillian Flynn? Specifically, Dark Places, a true crime deal where one of the almost victims is certain she remembers the events of the night her family was murdered? Not only is In Cold Blood a classic, it’s a true story and all the more chilling because of it.
If you love dystopian literature than you need to read Atwood’s trilogy. Her writing is superb and this trilogy includes everything you love about the Hunger Games or Divergent, with a literary genius writing it.
Glennon Doyle credits Anne Lamott as her muse in writing. If you want to be inspired to live a bravely vulnerable life, read both of these. Seriously. Don’t question it.
I love smart women. I love funny women. Tina and Amy qualify as both. I laughed more with Tina and I thought more with Amy but I would recommend either to you in a second. There is a reason they call each other their “comedy wives.”
If you like magical realism, either one of these books are incredible.
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