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Big Little Lies Is Big Fun

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Big Little Lies Is Big Fun

Like an onion, Big Little Lies starts with the superficial facade of the book’s main characters. There’s the beautiful trophy wife married to the wealthy millionaire, the harried housewife, and the young single mother. When I first began the book I thought, this reads almost like a script for The Real Housewives of…fill in the blank. But the more I began to read the deeper the characters became. Flaws emerged, backstories took effect, and lives began to intertwine.

I loved watching each character shed their layers until their true core was revealed in an act of violence. Nothing is as it seems in this glittery beach town on the Australian coast.

Told as a crime in reverse, the novel had me up reading well into the night. I was so drawn into this world I had to know if my suspicions were proved right and what happened on that fateful trivia night. How was the crime connected to each of the characters and how on earth they were going to deal with the aftermath.

A thoroughly satisfying read. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a bit of chick lit with a mystery thrown in. Moriarty knows her audience and definitely delivers a highly entertaining read.

Stay tuned for what’s next on the agenda!

Let The Book Battle Commence

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Let The Book Battle Commence

The Book Battle has begun! The novel in progress is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I decided to go with the toughest category, a book with an antonym in the title. In a somewhat funny twist, I was going to read this book for another category of the Book Battle and it wasn’t until I was finishing up my list the other day that I realized, wow after about 30 minutes of looking for the right book I have one not three feet away from me. Palm to the forehead.

Having already read The Husband’s Secret, I am so excited to start this book and see what it has in store for me. I love reading books that take places in other countries, especially ones I’ve never travelled to. It’s incredible to form that mental picture of the surroundings the author is painting for you and create your own little place inside a new territory.

Here’s to 2015 being the year of the book!

Let me know what category you decided to go with first and what book you chose to fulfill that category!

Happy Reading!