1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn has taken the world by storm in the last few months alone. Flynn struck gold with her thriller Gone Girl, a novel that recently hit the big screen in October. If you were a fan of the twisted plot and unexpected ending, you need to check out Dark Places. The novel tells the story of a girl named Libby who survived the ‘Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas’ that took the lives of her two sisters. Sounds juicy, right?
2. Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Who doesn’t love Amy Poehler? The insanely down-to-earth comedian released her first book at the end of October, and if you haven’t picked up a copy yet – you need to go get it right now! The book covers every detail of Poehler’s life from sex, to love, to tidbits of advice and everything in between. You can thank me later.
3. Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
While this may have been one of the most heart wrenching books I have ever read, it was also one of the best. The novel follows the life of Daisy, a woman with breast cancer, as she searches high and low for a new wife to fill her spot before she passes away. It will pull at your heartstrings and make you think about your priorities in an entirely new light, but you won’t be able to put it down.
4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Before Still Alice hit the big screen last week starring the wonderfully talented Julianne Moore, it was a beautifully written novel by Lisa Genova. The novel deals with the terrifying reality of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at an extremely young age and the diminishing life that follows the diagnoses.
5. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Of course, I had to top off the list with the man: Nicholas Sparks. I can’t guarantee that this book is much different than the 20 other romance novels Sparks has written, but I can guarantee that you will love it. The Longest Ride tells the story of a young couple and an older widow reflecting on the love that she lost when she was younger. Read it now before its set to hit the big screen in early April!