5 books to add to your fall reading list

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

5 books to add to your fall reading list | Kristin Cavallari Balancing in Heels Review | A Memory of Us | What to Read this Fall

I don't know about you, but I get so much reading done during the summer. I love sitting outside, enjoying the weather, and reading a book! I have read quite a few good books this summer, and today I thought I would share 5 of my favorites with you all. Below are my recommendations for your fall reading list. (Or if you're motivated, your summer reading list!) Have you read any of these?

1. The Girl on the Train: The Girl on the Train is a thriller novel that is told from the point of view of  three different woman. The main character, Rachel, takes the train each day past her ex-husband's house while she pretends to go to work. (Her flatmate, doesn't know she has lost her job so she continues to go every day.) During this time, she starts watching another couple a few houses down, making up a perfect life for them in the process. One day, the girl from that perfect couple goes missing. Rachel gets involved in searching for the missing girl. The book gives us the point of view of Rachel, Anna (the current wife of Rachel's ex), and Megan (the girl who goes missing). It is such a good book that always keeps you on your toes as you learn more. It is going to be a movie here shortly. Trust me, you need to read it before it hits theaters.

2. What Alice Forgot: Alice Love suffers an accident while working out that makes her forget the past 10 years of her life. When she wakes up from the accident she thinks she is 29, married, and about to have her first child. In reality, she is 39, has three kids, and is in the process of getting divorced. Throughout the book. Alice is trying to piece her life back together, save her marriage, and figure out what went wrong over the past 10 years. It makes you think about what you would regret or be happy about if you lost 10 years of your life. What would you fight for? I read this in like 3 days! If you read this book and liked it, I would recommend If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison. It follows a somewhat similar story line and I loved it!

3. Girl Online: Girl Online is by Youtuber Zoe Sugg. As a big fan of blogs and Youtubers, I really wanted to read a novel by someone I watch online! This book is considered Young Adult, so it may have a younger target audience, but I still loved it. This book is all about one girl, Penny, who blogs anonymously about her life. She experiences humiliation at school one day, and then gets the opportunity to go to New York with her parents over Christmas. While there, she meets a guy, named Noah. She shares all about her trip, and Noah, on her blog. The book follows Penny's trip and her relationship with Noah. However, once she returns home, she learns that Noah has a secret that could threaten her blog's anonymity and her friendships back home. This is a really quick read, but I enjoyed it! I'm adding the sequel to my fall reading list.

4. Balancing in Heels: If you enjoyed Laguna Beach or The Hills, then you absolutely must read this book. It is a behind the scenes look at Kristin Cavallari's life. She talks about her time on reality TV and her current life with her husband and children. It goes in depth about what she eats, how she works out, her style, and more. It even is filled with her favorite recipes! I was always a fan of Lauren Conrad, but this book has also made me a huge fan of Kristin's as well.

5. Silver Bay: Silver Bay is by JoJo Moyes, who wrote Me Before You. (I still need to see that movie!) This book actually came out in 2006, but I just finished it. Mike Dormer is a top financial performer at a company in London. He heads out on assignment to a town in Australia, called Silver Bay, to scope out a site for a new hotel. Silver Bay is a small town, where the residents protect and love the whales and dolphins that live in the surrounding water. While there, Mike forms a strong relationship with some of the residents, particularly one woman, Liza. Liza lives in Silver Bay with her daughter and aunt. As the hotel progresses, Mike starts wondering if the hotel is really a great idea when he realizes the consequences it will have on the wildlife and the residents.  Liza has a secret that will be revealed if the development continues. Mike is torn between his job and protecting the animals and Liza. This book does a great job of combining suspense and romance. Out of all of these books, this one took the longest to get into. It starts slow, but if you give it a few chapters, I think you won't be able to put it down.

Anything I missed? Leave your recommendations in the comments!

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  1. I can't wait for girl on the train to come out - the previews are so good and I loved the book! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Great suggestions! Also so excited for The Girl on the Train movie. The book was really great! I also loved What Alice Forgot (and any Liane Moriarty book for that matter!). I've been curious about Zoe's book, so maybe I'll check it out soon. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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  3. I'll have to check some of these out! What Alice Forgot sounds like a really good one!

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  4. I've read the first two but now you've given me 3 other great read ideas!!! Can't wait for GOTT movie!!

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  5. I loved Balancing in Heels, too! I was always a Kristin fan, and I loved seeing how she has matured and what her life is like now.

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  6. I just bought Girl on the Train - I want to read before the movie comes out.
    What Alice Forgot is one of my favorite ones.

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  7. The Girl on the Train and What Alice Forgot are some of my favorites!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  8. Great books suggestions! I can't wait for The Girl on the Train movie to hit theaters - I was obsessed with the book.

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  9. I am so excited for the Girl on the Train movie to come out. I will have to add that last one to my reading list!

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  10. Thanks for the tops! I love Girl on the TRain!

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  11. I loved The Girl On The Train, and I'm so excited that they're making it into a movie this year! Hopefully I'll get to see it when it comes out! I just finished my first JoJo Moyes book, and I can't wait to get my hands on another one! I need to look into Silver Bay.

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  12. Thanks for the suggestions! I really need to read more!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  13. Thanks for the recs!!! There are a few on here o haven't read yet and it would be nice to get lost in a great book here soon:)

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  14. I've been meaning to get my hands on Zoe's book! Girl Online sounds awesome!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. Girl on a Train and What Alice Forgot are two of my favorites! Adding Silver Bay to my list now!

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  16. "The Girl On The Train". I'd see what's the hype is about and follow your advice to read it first.

    AFU

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  17. I love Liane Moriarty's novels! I've read them all and they are all fantastic.

    I really like Girl Online. Have you read the sequel yet?

    The Girl On The Train is definitely on my list of favorite books I've read.

    I also really want to read Balancing In Heels.

    Thanks for the suggestions! :) I recommend Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll, Falling by Jane Green, and First Comes Love by Emily Giffin!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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