I went a little overboard during my last trip to the bookstore, considering I went in to pick up The Silent Patient (which is all I feel like anyone is talking about and I’m so excited to read!) But somehow ran around the entire store since I knew exactly where I’d find the other four books I told myself I wouldn’t buy, but knew I’d buy anyway. I literally moved with intense expertise through that store at lightening speed since I had thirty minutes to make it to work.
I managed to pick up eight books in exactly ten minutes (impressive – if you ask me – since it was two floors I had to navigate through.) Then, of course, as I was waiting in line to check out they do that thing that should be illegal, where they put impulse purchases beside you so you have something to look at and decide to buy while you wait to buy what you’re already holding. You know that shelf?
Anyway this majestic shelf had some paperbacks with a sign that read 3 for $10.00 and at first I tried to ignore it because I wasn’t planning on spending my life savings during that particular trip but one book said “There’s a serial killer on the loose. And the victims all look like you!” and I obviously bought it because I’m a damn sucker for those little tagline on books that make you gasp a little. Like … what if all the murdered girls looked like me?! So naturally I had to buy it. But it had a sticker on it that said it was $6.00 if I only bought the one and I’m no math expert but I thought “it’s much more financially responsible to buy two more since I could get one for $6.00 or three for $10.00, obviously …”
Now unfortunately, at this point, the line was moving pretty quickly and I had no time to actually browse the other books (because of my deep fear of being late to work) so I had to grab two more based only on the cover, title, and tagline (which, aren’t we always taught never to judge a book by?) But I had no choice. So I may have actually purchased two books that I’ll absolutely hate. But I’m hoping that’s not the case.
Okay, that was long enough, let’s get into the books I’ve hauled home (literally, as I had to put the bag into one of those environmentally friendly grocery bags you can keep in your car for when you go someplace and shouldn’t buy the plastic bags that rip on you …) in order to ensure the bag didn’t explode on the way from my car to my house.
An Anonymous Girl (Greer Hendrickson & Sarah Pekkanen)
By the same authors of The Wife Between Us (which I thoroughly enjoyed). That fact is the only reason I bought this one (well, that and a lot of people who didn’t enjoy The Wife Between Us have raved about this book so if I liked the first one I’m going to have to love this one, by my own logic.) It’s about a doctor who basically gains control over a subject they’re studying and makes her question everything in her life through these questions and outings she participates in for a study. Sounds creepy – I love it.
China Rich Girlfriend (Kevin Kwan)
Second book to the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. I’ve read the first one (read my review) and despite not really enjoying it that much, I did promise myself I’d read the second one and give it another chance. It wasn’t so bad that I’ve sworn it off – I’m willing to see if things get more interesting in the second book.
This one takes place just before Rachel’s wedding to Colin, but despite the fact that he’s ready and willing to walk away from his family and their money for her, she’s caught up in the fact that the father she has never known will not be there to walk her down the aisle. This leads her to Shanghai’s even more (is it possible, at this point?) wild and rich side.
Killing Kate (Alex Lake)
This is the book with the tagline “There’s a serial killer on the loose. And the victims all look like you!” which basically sums up the plot. There’s a serial killer who’s murdering girls that look just like Kate and when she gets home from a vacation with a friend she begins to get paranoid and feels as though she’s being watched, despite the fact that she tries to brush it all off as a coincidence.
Five Feet Apart (Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis)
I picked this one up because it’s being turned into a movie and Cole Spouse is playing one of the leads and I obviously need to read the book before I see the movie that I’m sure will be very hyped up.
It’s about a girl named Stella and a boy named Will who have lung issues. They’re supposed to stay six feet away from anyone they come into contact with in order to stay as healthy as possible but when they meet each other they start to struggle with the six feet of distance they’re condemned to.
It’s very reminiscent of The Fault in Our Stars and Midnight Sun by Trish Cook (which I have not read but did watch the movie on Netflix.) It sound like something that will probably make me cry. Can’t wait.
The Woman in the Window (AJ Finn)
This is another book that’s been so hyped up and I’ve passed it in the book store 150 times but kept putting it back down, for some reason. It’s the story of a woman who doesn’t like to leave her house, but watches out the window at the world going by. One day she sees something she shouldn’t through the window across the way from her’s that changes her world. Very mysterious and thrilling!
The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)
The actual (and only) reason I went into Indigo on this particular day. It was this books release date and it’s been so talked about that I gave in to peer pressure (just say “no” kids!) and decided I’d buy it and bring it to the top of my TBR. About a woman who’s seemingly perfect life turns upside-down when her husband comes home and she shoots him five times in the face and doesn’t say another word from that moment on. What!! A must read!
White Bodies (Jane Robins)
This book sounds confusing and I’m not completely sure I’m going to enjoy it. This was the second book in the 3 for $10.00 shelf that I had absolutely no idea what it was about until I got home and read the synopsis. It seems a little random and confusing but I’m willing to give it a shot because I refuse to admit that my impulsive buys were a bad idea.
The book is about a twin who watches her sister become overpowered by her domineering husband until he’s found dead (or murdered?)
The Woman Who Ran (Sam Baker)
The third 3 for $10.00 impulse buy which, again, I had no idea what I was purchasing. A woman winds up in a small town, unable to remember much of her past and hiding from the truth. What’s worse is that everyone in the town is very interested in why she’s such an evasive person, which is apparently what she’s most worried about!
And there we have it! My 10 minute shopping spree that somehow turned from a one book purchase into a nine book buy! I have problems. I need to stop. I probably won’t. It’s too late for me now. I’m too old to change my ways. I can’t wait to get to most of these. And am dreading some of them, as well … But I’ve been pleasantly surprised in the past! What book did you buy last?