As I am writing this I haven’t read a single book page for about a month! I got back into reading at the beginning of this year and I hadn’t stopped until now – I’ll explain why in another post!
Because I’ve been reading so much lately I decided to start this post series featuring my favorite books! As I’ve mentioned before I absolutely cannot stand spoilers, as I feel like it just ruins all the fun, so I am going to try to keep them to a minimum, but I can’t guarantee there won’t be any!
A while ago I read the book ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn and I was obsessed with it! I had heard great things about it and it took me a while to get my hands on it as I prefer to read in English.
The book is about a woman, Amy Dunne, who disappears on her and her husband’s, Nick Dunne, five-year anniversary. When Nick comes home from the bar her owns with his twin sister (which Amy paid for) he finds the cat outside their home, and realizes Amy’s gone missing.
Suddenly the press starts to suspect Nick killed his wife for her money and leads on the case seem to corroborate that theory.
As Nick tries to prove his innocence, and find out what happened to his wife, he keeps a lot of interesting, and very confusing, things. The reader also gets to learn about Nick himself and his relationship with Amy.
This book just kept me hooked, I couldn’t stop reading because every time I was supposed to stop something really interesting happened. Most of which I didn’t see coming at all and that’s what I loved so much about this book. Towards the end a lot of things started to make sense, the story completely took a turn. It made me think a lot about what was happening trying to piece it all together.
I found the characters to be very interesting, specially Amy, figuring out how her mind worked got me thinking even when I wasn’t reading!
It also made me think about marriage in a totally different way, how sometimes people just grow apart and don’t even realize it before it’s too late. How both of them had such different views on what their marriage and their life together was…
I just can’t put into words how much I loved this book! So much so that I have two editions of it! Don’t ask me why, I don’t think I’m ever going to read the second one I bought, but I had never seen that edition and decided to buy it, can you blame me? Probably haha
Before reading this book, I wasn’t really into this type of genre. I used to love books like Fifty Shades of Grey, Twilight (I was 16, don’t judge me!), Beautiful Disaster and Divergent. Obviously last time I was into reading was years ago so this time around I found that the YA books just felt too light and predictable. After reading this book I have read a couple more of the same genre and I am so glad I tried something different.
Update: I have posted the second post of this series, which was a review of the book ‘While My Eyes Were Closed’, by Linda Green, so make sure you give it a read (the post, that is haha)