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4 books to add to your #TBR pile

Updated: Sep 14, 2018

The beauty of reading is that it lets you travel in a way you could never know.

-Alek Wek

Add these books to your summer reading pile, because there's still time!

Taking time to yourself in what's left of this summer season, if even for 30 minutes daily, will give you the ability to dive back into that book pile you've been letting dust settle on for the last six months. Let us give you the jump-start with our recommendations in just a few sentences and #nospoilers!

1. The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

A rocky past involving their parents divorce, estranged identical twin sisters now live on separate islands- Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. A death brings the sisters, Tabitha and Harper, back to the same island, and secrets emerge threatening the sisters' relationship forever. Will the sisters be able to make amends? ..or will they return to their separate lives following the end of the summer?

Hayley's review: 3.5 stars

2. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Ted and Lilly meet at an airport and he tells her his wife, Miranda, is having an affair. They play a game of truths, and he tells her he thinks about killing his wife. She offers to help because everyone dies, and what if murder isn't as bad as everyone makes it? The story is told in alternating chapters, and a dark past unfolds to make this novel everything you've ever wanted in a thriller!

Hayley's review: 5 stars

3. The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

A single mom, Merilee, moves to a new suburb of Atlanta, Sweet Apple. She befriends not only her landlord, Sugar, but one of the moms of her daughter's friends. Sugar is an elderly woman, whom the town knows as the tough woman with a long history in Sweet Apple, but takes to Merilee because she sees similarities in their pasts. Merilee also takes to liking one of the moms, Heather Blackford, who seems to have it all: nice cars, multiple beautiful homes, and an endearing husband. An anonymous blogger writes about the demise of Merilee's marriage , which makes it obvious no one's dark secrets will be hidden for long, and nothing is as it seems.

Hayley's review: 4.5 stars

4. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Amber Patterson feels as though she deserves more than she has. She knows there are women who take what they have for granted. So she finds a family who has everything she has always wished she had: money, cars, a gorgeous home, a beautiful husband. In an effort to master her plan, she weaves herself into Daphne and Jackson Parrish's life, making sure she is Daphne's best friend and inching her way closer to Jackson. What Amber doesn't realize, is that her own past and what goes on behind closed doors may come back to bite her, but will she still feel the grass is greener?

Hayley's review: 3.5 stars


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