10 Books to Add to Your "Want-to-Read List"

10 Books to Add to Your "Want-to-Read" List

I read these books either this year or last year. There are many more books I could recommend, but I will save that for another post. 😉

Books I rated "⭐⭐⭐⭐" 

1) Turn of the Key - by Ruth Ware ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
This was my second Ruth Ware book. My only complaint is Rowan was a similar character to the main character in The Woman in Cabin 10. Mainly because she constantly questioned herself the entire story: “Did I hear that?” “Did I lock the door?” The list goes on. 
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but I could only read during the daytime because I personally hate ghost stories. 🤪 It was well written and definitely a page turner. 

2) The Woman in Cabin 10 - by Ruth Ware ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
I didn't write a review, but this was one of my first mystery novels and it was a page turner.  

3) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - by Gail Honeyman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This story was about a quirky woman named Eleanor. There were several times I literally laughed out loud because of the things she said. It leaves the reader wondering what happened to her to make her so...weird? The author does a wonderful job describing Eleanor and I would definitely read another book by this author.

4) This is How It Always Is - by Laurie Frankel   ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I never wrote a review, despite giving it 4 stars. Check out the goodreads app to get a great synopsis of this novel. 

Books I rated "⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"

5) One Day in December - by Josie Silver ⭐️⭐⭐⭐
Doesn’t necessarily have to be read at Christmas time. Well-written love story. Would read a book by this author again. 

6) All the Ugly and Wonderful Things - by Bryn Greenwood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book is unlike anything I've read before. It was raw, disturbing and beautiful all at the same time. The title of this book suits it perfectly. I would have devoured it in a few days, but I started reading it when the pandemic started and I just couldn't read about something depressing too. The book has ups and downs and I am so glad I pressed through and finished it. I would definitely recommend this book.

7) Beneath the Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beautifully written! This book tells the untold story of Pino Lella’s experience during WWII in Milan. The descriptions throughout the book made me feel like I was experiencing what Pino was experiencing. This book is truly one of the best books I have ever read. So grateful I saw it recommenced on this app.  Based on a true story.

8) The Silent Patient - by Alex Michaelides ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Probably one of the fastest books I’ve ever read. Couldn’t get enough of it. Well-written and captivating. A must read.

9) The Simple Wild - by K.A. Tucker ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wonderful character development. She described the Alaskan scenery so beautifully. We have two friends who live in Alaska and now I desperately want to go after reading this novel. I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read Wild #2 (Wild at Heart).

10) We Saved You a Seat - by Lisa-Jo Baker ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is a seven week Bible study meant to be done with a group.  It has a video that guides you through the study.  It helps us to "explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship" (goodreads). 

Currently Reading:

Beartown - by Fredrik Backman

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone - by J.K Rowling
I've never read or even watched Harry Potter, so I decided IT'S TIME. And I'm absolutely loving it. 

I am listening to Harry Potter on the Libby app (through our library) and reading Beartown as a hardcopy. I started reading The Lost Man and switched to audible after a few chapters. It was VERY slow. I continued until chapter 11 and I just couldn't read it or listen anymore, so I stopped and moved onto another book. Beartown is a little slow, but I'm starting to get into it now.  Guess I just drew the short straw by starting two books with slow starts.  I will keep you posted on my reviews once I finish them.  I also have plenty more to recommend, but kept this list to the books I've read in 2019 and 2020. 

Happy reading!