Guest Post: Book Club

Kathleen here and time for another guest post! About once I month I really start missing my blog and being able to write something for Take A Bite is the perfect outlet!
There is nothing better than finding a great book and not being able to put it down until you finish. I have been staying up well past my bedtime for years, quietly turning the pages of whatever book I was reading, unable to stop until the story had ended.
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When I guest blog for Annie, I like to post about things that Annie won’t (hence the peanut butter cookies from my last guest post). While I have always enjoyed reading for pleasure, Annie not so much… Since I was little, I have had my favorite books and have no problem re-reading my favorites (Harry Potter, Number the Stars, Redeeming Love, Gone Girl, etc.)
Recently, I found a new author whose books I whiz through and cannot seem to put down, even though they are close to 400 pages. I picked up my first book by Liane Moriarty and was hooked from the very first page. “Big Little Lies,” is a story unlike anything else and kept me on the edge of my seat until the last page. The characters had me laughing out loud and the plot kept me constantly guessing.

‘I guess it started with the mothers’
‘It was all just a terrible misunderstanding’
‘I’ll tell you exactly why it happened’
Pirriwee Public’s annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead. Was it murder, a tragic accident…or something else entirely?
Big Little Lies is a funny, heartbreaking, challenging story of ex husbands and second wives, new friendships, old betrayals and schoolyard politics.
‘Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation’

The moment I finished “Big Little Lies” I walked straight to the post office and dropped the book in the mail to be sent to my best friend in D.C. (It’s like a cross country book club!) and then went to the bookstore to buy another Liane Moriarty book. This time I chose “The Husbands Secret,” and does he have a secret or what!

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died. . .
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive.

This story was equally as compelling and now the struggle is deciding which Moriarty book to read next. If you want a fun, mysterious, scandalous read then “Big Little Lies” and “The Husband’s Secret” are great picks! Both are New York Times #1 Best Sellers and I give them a huge stamp of approval. If you aren’t sure if these books are your style, then take this quiz to find the perfect book for you!

Until Next Time,