I’m joining in with #6Degrees. A book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. This month’s chain begins with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
✻ 1. The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson has 1 million+ ratings on Goodreads to date, and it’s one of those Popular Books That Deserves the Hype. I would add The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins to that list too, which also has close to 1 million ratings.
✻ 2. The Girl on the Train made my list of made my list of 3 Books Where The Suspense Almost Killed Me and I would have to say the same for The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty.
✻ 3. The Husband’s Secret had a plot twist that was like woah! I was totally blindsided … but you would think after experiencing it once by Moriarty, she wouldn’t be able to do it to me again … but yup! She got me again with Big Little Lies.
✻ 4. I have a thing for marriage thrillers like Big Little Lies. I think the “OG” marriage thriller is probably The Stepford Wives, Ira Levine. What were they thinking in that reality?!
✻ 5. Although I don’t read traditional classics anymore, I do still try to get to some genre classics like The Stepford Wives. And more recently I read (and loved) We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson.
✻ 6. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is probably one of the shortest books I read all year, but boy did it pack one BIG emotional punch into it’s 160 pages! Conversely, the biggest book I read was Winter, Marissa Meyer @ 832 pages.
From Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to Winter, Marissa Meyer … joined together by … popular books worth the hype + suspense + plot twists that got me + marriage thrillers + genre classics + short and long books.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?