Books That I Couldn't Put Down

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I am linking up today at The Broke and the Bookish's link up "Top Ten Tuesday".  They have a different topic every week and it's a lot of fun to meet some new bloggers and find a bunch of new books to add to my list!  This week's topic is: Books That I Couldn't Put Down


I tried to include a nice mix of books.  So here they are in no particular order:

(all links take you to Goodreads synopsis)

My favorite Gillian Flynn books so far (I've read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects too).  I thought this one was the most suspenseful out of all of her books.  It keeps you guessing the whole time.

This one has an unreliable narrarator (which I'm usually not a fan of) but I couldn't put this one down at all.  I needed to know what was going to happen.  And HOLY PLOT TWIST, BATMAN!  I guessed part of it but did not see the other stuff coming.

Okay, this one was super creepy to me!  Stories involving children are always creepier in my opinion. This one had the hairs on my arms standing up more than once.  I didn't see that ending coming either.

I had no idea that this one was a thriller with paranormal elements until I was reading it.  I thought that I wasn't going to like it for that reason but I was wrong.  This one delivers an edge of your seat feeling that keeps you gripped until the end.

There is a very flawed and damaged main character, named Cat, who is the "hero".  This one was a lot grittier than I expected it to be.  It brings action, some scary moments, and even some romance.

I was so excited when I found out RR was writing about characters that she introduced from Cath's fanfiction in Fangirl.  It was even better than I expected it to be and I didn't want it to ever end.

This one may be a bit unrealistic at times but the characters were so much fun that I couldn't put this one down.  While a good part of this was light and fluffy there were also some tough topics, like the main character's sister having cancer.

I feel like Cinder is always on my list posts lately.  It showed up on my "books I loved more than I thought I would" list a couple weeks ago.  I really didn't expect to love this one as much as I did but I got so into the story that I flew through this one, and instantly picked up the second book.

I know, I know.  I JUST reviewed this one last week, but I'm still in love with it.  I read this whole thing without stopping once, and I already want to reread it again. lol!  I love my geeky/nerdy romances, but add in the fact that one of the MCs has issues with anxiety (which I also suffer with) and I am hooked.


Have you read any of these?  What books weren't you able to put down?

40 comments:

  1. I couldn't put down any of the Gillian Flynn books I read. I love her style!! Cinder was definitely another one for me. Carry On took me a bit to get into but then I loved it and couldn't put it down!!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I didn't love Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn too much but I probably read that without stopping too. If it's a thriller/suspenseful then I have a lot of trouble putting it down. lol

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  2. I am absolutely in love with Cinder too and Carry On has been in my TBR forever :P
    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy

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    1. I really need to start the third book in The Lunar Chronicles as soon as I catch up on my ARCs. I hope you get to read Carry On soon, it's one of my favorite books ever!

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  3. I get so creeped out by Gillian Flynn's books, yet I can't stop reading them!

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    1. hahaha I know what you mean!! They are super creepy and I dislike the characters so much but I can't stop reading them! lol

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  4. I haven't read any of these but I have heard of most of them through blog visits and stuff. Every morning I used to watch that Batman series as I got ready for school...I kind of had a think for the Riddler and of course I loved Burgess Meredith! It was corny but fun!

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    1. I tried to include a little bit of everything in my list this week. Glad you have heard of a few of them tho! lol.

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  5. I have a couple of these on my tbr :-) I've always hated the cover of Carry On and that's always put me off actually picking up the book. I didn't even know what it was about until pretty recently - and it has nothing to do with what the cover is trying to depict and that I find really confusing ����

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    1. haha I am definitely guilty of putting off books when the cover doesn't appeal to me. I actually really like the cover for Carry On tho. They somewhat recently came out with a new cover for it, have you seen that one? You may like that one more? Hope you get a chance to scratch some of these off of your TBR soon! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. I'm so excited to read Queens of Geek! I hope I can get to it soon. Wonderful list!

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon! I absolutely loved it and want to order a physical copy to add to my favorites shelf. lol! Thanks Lori, hope you have a great week!

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  7. I need to wad Dark Places. I just finished list neither to Sharp Objects and I've only watched the movie for Gone Girl. If heard that Dark Places was the best one, so I'll be hoping to nab the audio from the library soon.

    Carry On was one of my faves last year. I listened to the audio of that as well. It was really well done and now I want to buy a copy of the book for my shelves. I just love Rainbow Rowell's writing.

    And Queens of Geek is now on my wishlist . I've been seeing it everywhere.

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    1. Rainbow Rowell is one of my absolutely favorites too.

      If you get a chance to read Queens of Geek, I hope you love it! I definitely want to get a physical copy for my favorites shelf.

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  8. Wow, I haven't read any of these! I haven't even heard of most of them! Well, I've heard of Carry On. I loved Fangirl but haven't read a Rowell book since - Fangirl was perfect to me, and I'm rather content with having just read that one book. :D Wonderful list, Julie!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I really loved Fangirl too! I'm a big fan of Rowell's. I didn't love Eleanor & Park as much but liked Fangirl, Attachments, and Carry On. I still need to read Landline. Hope you are having a great week!

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  9. I felt the same way about Carry On and Cinder! And Queens of Geek is on my TBR, it sounds so good :)

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read Queens of Geek! I really loved that one so much! Carry On is one of my all time favs too!

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  10. The cover for Love in a Time of Monsters is absolutely gorgeous! I have a copy of Queens of Geek, I'm looking forward to reading. I've heard such good things about it.

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    1. The cover is what originally drew me to the book, but I really loved the story. It was a lot darker than I expected after seeing the cover but I still really liked it. I hope you love Queens of Geek!

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  11. Oh good list! I haven't read any of these, so I will have to check them out!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get a chance to check some of them out, I know you usually read steamy romances. I will have to make a list like this just for romances! lol

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  12. Great list! I love Dark Places and I e got a Rainbow Rowell book on my list too. Lots of your books are on my TBR but I'm most excited about Queens of Geek, I absolutely can't wait to read it!

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    1. I love Rainbow Rowell, so I hope you enjoy her books too. Queens of Geek was sooo good, I hope you love it!

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  13. I liked Dark Places though it kind of grossed me out. I wasn't all that keen on Cinder.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/top-ten-tuesday-99/

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    1. haha I know what you mean. There were some parts that were gross...I think that's why I didn't like Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects quite as much. That one turned my stomach a couple times. Sorry to hear that you didn't love Cinder

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  14. I enjoyed Damaged Done and that the twist was totally great! Also, this is weird but I read the sequel of Don't Turn Around, Time to Die, and bought Don't Turn Around on kindle right after. lol. I wasn't a big fan of the paranormal aspect though but I'm still into reading the other books in the series :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the other books in the series, even if you didn't care for Don't Turn Around. I guessed part of the twist in Damaged Done but they surprised me with the other revelations.

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  15. I was going to put Sharp Objects on my list because that was my fave Gillian Flynn book and I know I read it super fast. Also, I really liked Damage Done (even though I did know earlier than I'd like what the twist was)-- and Cinder was a surprise fave for me too. Great list :)

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    1. Yeah, I guessed part of the twist but not all of it so I still really enjoyed it. I read thru the Gillian Flynn books really fast too. I couldn't put them down because I didn't to know what was going to happen. Thanks, Michelle!

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  16. Great list!
    I really liked Carry On too. I loved the Simon and Baz bits in Fangirl too so to get a whole book featuring them was nice.

    The Ice Twins sounds good, I love a creepy story sometimes, so will probably check that one out :)

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    1. I really loved the Simon and Baz parts in Fangirl too, so I knew I wanted to read Carry On. I was also excited to read a fantasy from Rainbow Rowell

      If you check out Ice Twins let me know if you liked it!

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  17. Carry On almost made my top 10 - it was genuinely a book I didn't want to put down and it's one of my favourites. I've also read Cinder from your list. I loved the concept and it was a quick and easy read, although it did a lot of showing and no telling so I didn't feel a part of it as much as I wanted to. I read the 2nd book hoping it would change but I could barely get through it, which makes me so sad because I think I'm the only person who doesn't adore this series.
    Great list!

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    1. Sorry to hear that you didn't really care for The Lunar Chronicles series. That's a bummer. I hate when I end up not enjoying something as much as everyone else. I felt that way with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I really love Carry On. I need to make time to reread it sometime soon. Thanks Helia!

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  18. Fun post! I also loved Carry On and Cinder! And I need to get my hands on a copy of Queens of Geek!
    ~Sara

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    1. Yes, you definitely do! I really think you will love it! Well, I hope you do, now that I've talked it up so much! haha!

      Thanks Sara!

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  19. I think I'm one of the rare persons who doesn't understand the hype behind Cinder. It was enjoyable but I didn't enjoy it enough to continue with the series.

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    1. Aww sorry to hear you didn't enjoy that Cinder as much as you had hoped! I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. There have been a few books that I didn't love as much as everyone else did, like: Eleanor & Park, The Lovely Bones, and Eat,Pray,Love. lol!

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  20. Oh yes I loved Cinder as well. I've also been hearing great things about Queens of Geek.

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    1. Oh, I really loved Queens of Geek. It's my favorite book this year so far. I hope you get to check it out.

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