Spooky Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations!

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October is one of my favourite times of the year as it gives me an excuse to binge watch Halloween Town and The Haunted Mansion, plus I am justified when reading all of the spooky books on my shelves! As a mystery/thriller book connoisseur, I have read some fantastic spooky books over the past several years that I highly recommend checking out this month!

What mystery/thriller book recommendations list does not feature GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn?! Like thousands of other readers, Gone Girl introduced me to the mystery/thriller genre. Surprisingly, I read this book for a Grade 10 reading group selection in my english class, and I am forever grateful to my teacher for choosing this book for us! To this day, Gone Girl is one of my all-time favourite books, and I highly recommend it if you are new to the mystery/thriller genre!

The second book I have to recommend is THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. This book is arguably one of the most hyped books of the past couple of years, and I believe the hype is definitely justified! I had this book on my shelf for almost eight months before reading it, but was so glad to have finally read it after completing it! This book is one of the best books I have ever read, especially when it comes to writing style and plot twists! So incredibly brilliant!

The third book I recommend is THE STARTER WIFE by Nina Laurin. Out of all of the books on this list, this one is definitely the least known and under-read, but arguably it is my second favourite out of the bunch! In fact, it was my top book of 2019! Truth be told, I do not remember a lot about this book presently, but hope to re-read it very soon. If you are a fan or would like to begin reading domestic thrillers, I think this one is a great starting point!

The next book I have to recommend is THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley. Out of all of the books featured, this one is the newest, as it came out this past Spring. While I would not say this is my favourite mystery/thriller book ever, I think it is a fantastic one to pick up if you are just starting to delve into this genre. It is filled with an abundance of popular mystery and thriller tropes, features an interesting cast of characters, and has a great final twist!

I do not think this list would be proper without including a Riley Sager novel! Sager is turning into one of the most popular thriller authors of this generation, and while I have only read one of his books, I am definitely interested in reading more of them! LOCK EVERY DOOR is a haunted house like story, but with some major creepy vibes and twists! I read this one last year, and I would give it the award “Most Wild Plot-Twist I’ve Ever Read”!

If you are looking for a thrilling and horrific story, I would recommend MY LOVELY WIFE by Samantha Downing. The cover depicts exactly what this book is about, so if a story about a couple that murders people for fun interests you, I’d check this one out immediately! I would This book was so eery and wild, and I loved every single page of it! Downing has just released her second novel, which I have yet to pick up, but plan on doing so very soon!

The second last book I will forever be recommending is WHAT LIES BETWEEN US by John Marrs. Marrs has quickly become one of my favourite authors of all time, as every book I have read of his has been 5-stars thus far! If you are starting with Marrs, some might encourage you to try out THE ONE, but I’d recommend this one first and save The One to read next! This book features a wild mother-daughter relationship, with a lot of drama, mystery, and suspense!

The final mystery/thriller book I would recommend to every single person on the planet is BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough! To this day, I claim that this is my #1 favourite book of all time, and very few books come close to this one! This is the most enthralling and shocking book I have ever read, and if you have yet to try out this book, please do so immediately! I will admit that the ending is very “out there” and is very polarizing, but I would still recommend picking it up regardless!

Out of all of the mystery/thriller novels I have read in recent years, these are the very best of the best in my opinion! Have you read any of these fantastic books yet? What spooky books are you planning on reading in October?

Good Night Book Owls!

Favourite Fierce Females in YA

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In honour of Fierce Female February and the Fierce Female readthon, happening on Feb. 15th until the 28th, I am going to be sharing my favourite female characters in young adult fiction! All of the books that these characters come from would be great novels to read during the readathon! Myself along with several other fantastic fierce female bloggers shared what being a fierce female meant to us, and you can read that here! You can participate in the readathon by signing-up here, and can read some amazing fierce female book recommendations here!

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“The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes is my first 5-star read of 2019, and features several fantastic female characters that stand up for what they believe in and aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Thea, the main character in this novel, goes through some very tragic events, but doesn’t let them identify who she is, and instead uses these events to do better. “The Black Coats” just came out last week, and my full review for it will be up in a couple of days!


One of my favourite books of 2018, “Dare You To Lie” by Amber Lynn Natusch, featured Kylene, a strong female character who needs to stand up for herself after past troubling events. If you’re looking for a great YA mystery book featuring a great cast of strong characters, look no further and pick up this book! You can read my full review here!


“Roam” by C.H. Armstrong is a book about 17-year-old Abby and her struggles being a homeless teenagers. Abby is such a fierce head-strong character, and this book is such an important one to read. You can read my full review here!


As I am sure many of you already know, “Girls of Paper and Fire” by Natasha Ngan is a novel about paper girls whose sole responsibility is to please and honour the king. However, Lei, the main protagonist, has never wanted to become a paper girl, and fights for what she believes in and for the rights of the other paper girls. Lei is a very fierce LGBTQ+ character, and I loved reading about her adventure in this novel! You can read my full review here!


While this post is mostly for YA novels, I wanted to include a non-fiction novel that I believe people of all ages and book preferences would enjoy. Michelle Obama is one of my personal inspirations and role models, and I am eagerly waiting for the Fierce Female Readathon to began, as that is when I plan on reading her book “Becoming” (my TBR post will be up later this week!). I am really looking forward to reading this, and hope that I love every second of it!

I hope you enjoyed finding out all of my recent favourite fierce female characters! In my opinion, these books will be great to read during the Fierce Female readathon, and I would love to hear if you are going to be participating! I will be sharing my full TBR for the readathon with you on Friday, so keep your eyes on the lookout for it!

Good Night Book Owls!

(P.S. Sorry these pictures are all sort of different and choppy, I didn’t really feel like taking new pics just for one post. I hope you all enjoyed it regardless!)

Two Holiday/Winter Book Recommendations

Hi everybody!

For the past two years of making my Holiday Reading Series, I have never made a winter book recommendation post (or at least not one that I could fine). This is very surprising to me! Below, I have some book recommendations for some awesome winter books!


My True Love Gave To Me is such a cool holiday book to read during the holiday time/winter break. Each author listed above wrote a story for the book! I actually wrote a book review for this book, and you can click here to see it!


This is another book that has 3 different authors, and all of the stories some how relate to one another. It has a “holiday” feeling to it, and I recommend it to all! I wrote a review for this book as well, and you can click here to read it!

Those were my two favourite holiday books, and I read them both every year during winter break!

Let me know some of your winter/holiday book recommendations below!

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Mothers Day Book Recommendations!

Hey everyone!

Happy Mothers Day!!!!

My family and I always celebrate Mothers Day together, and I really enjoy the time we always have together. My mom is one of the best moms out there, and I don’t know what I’d do without her! My mother is the person that made me love reading and I will always thank her for that!

Today, I am going to be recommending some amazing books that I think you should give your mom for mothers day!

First, I want to share with you the book that I’m giving my mom for mothers day!

I received this book from Penguin Canada to give to my mom for mothers day! Yesterday when I was in Indigo, I had my mom read the synopsis of this book, and she said it sounded really interesting! I’ll let you know if she likes it!

My mom and aunt have read this book, and they both loved it! It’s been an adult bestseller and its been featured by many book stores, so I assume its really good!

My mom read this book last year and absolutley loved it, as did I (read my book review for it here)!

Those are my top 3 book recomendations for Mothers Day! Let me know what books you’d get for your mother in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

Holiday Reading: Holocaust Book Recomendations

Hi everyone!

One of my favourite genres is historical fiction, especially holocaust books. Today I’m going to share with you a few Holocaust book Recomendations. I have read all of these books and have enjoyed the writing in them! Let’s get started!

  1. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Grey was my first ever YA novel and I read it when I was in Grade 5. It is an amazing novel and my aunt, mom, and grandmother have all read it and loved it! I thourghly recommend it.

      2. Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

This book is an amazing holocaust Novel. I buy a holocaust book every year at my schools book fair, and I bought this one last year. I also bought Between Shades of Grey at my school bookfair, too! This is an amazing holocaust novel, and the emotion was real. It is very short novel, but it’s short and sweet.

3. Stones on a Grave by Kathy Kacer

I bought this book at a school event that you can read all about here. I loved this holocaust novel! It was so surprising and different than any other holocaust novel I’ve read! I really loved this one and would recommend it to all!

Those are the 3 holocaust books I recommend to everyone! Let me know some of your holocaust book Recomendations in the comments!

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Recommending Books for Readathons

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to be reccomending some books that will be fast to get through during readathons!\

I will either go for one normal sized book, or a few thinner books. Here are a few thinner book recommendations!

Those are the top 3 books that I would recommend for readathons! Check back tommorow for my Bout Of Books TBR!

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February Flurries: Book Recommendations for Valentines Day

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be recommending a few books for Valentines Day! Now, these won’t be explicit books, just more romantic books. I have not read all of these, but I hope to soon. I’m choosing them because a lot of people like them.

Let’s get started!

  1. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler\
  2. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  3. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
  6. This Lullaby
  7. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  8. Why We Broke Up by Maira Kalman

I hope you guys liked these recommendations! Let me know which ones I should review for you guys!

Good Night Book Lions!