I’ve always been a “read when I travel” kind of girl. So much so that when I was younger, I would bring (no joke) anywhere from 5-10 books on a trip. Whenever I’m home, however, it’s a different story. With less downtime and more distractions, I neglect reading – and I hate it.
The best way to hop back into what I call a “reading phase” is by simply finding a really good book. (Ha! Crazy idea! How did I think of that!)
From there, I go through a phase of almost obsessive reading– until I stumble upon a book that’s a chore to get through. Then the cycle begins again.
While I can appreciate a good romance, self-help, or inspirational book, the genre that actually gets me back into reading is always a thriller/suspense/mystery. I want to literally hole myself up in my room and not speak to anyone for the days (hours?) it takes me to finish that book. So, I did the work for you (well, I tried to, anyway). Here are ten books that will get you back into the pages:
1. The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
2. The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
3. You – Caroline Kepnes
4. Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
5. Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
6. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
7. Stillhouse Lake – Rachel Caine
8. Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King
9. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
10. The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
Have you read any of these? What did I miss?
P.S.- Who has a Goodreads account? This app is actually the only way I will remember what books I’ve read and if I enjoyed them. No kidding, the book will leave my mind if I don’t document it. Anyone else? 🙂