I’m a firm believer that the book is always better than the movie so I’m making sure to skim these two novels before they hit the big screen.
“The Girl Before” instantly gave me the chills and sucked me in upon reading the first few pages. This easy read flips between two women’s devastating consequences after answering the question, “Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.”
Pick this up this murder mystery before Ron Howard releases the movie if you liked “The Girl on the Train,” “The Silent Wife,” and “Gone Girl.”
“Where’d You Go Bernadette” is next up on my list. After her mom, Bernadette, disappears, 15-year-old Bee dives into emails, documents, and secret correspondence to find her. You know it will be a good one when you find out that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber — the writers behind (500) Days of Summer — are set to write the screenplay.
Truthfully, I’ve just been trying to power through these last few weeks of winter to welcome springtime and warm temps. While I wait, I’ve been relying on these picks as a distraction.
Reading: “How To Murder Your Life” by Cat Marnell
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this former beauty editor’s memoir. I’m not usually one for non-fiction, but after reading that this best-seller is equal parts poignant and funny, I’m changing my tune and hitting “add to cart.”
Watching: “Big Little Lies”
I know I’m not alone in making “Big Little Lies” my new Sunday night obsession. I read the book a few months ago and have been awaiting the show’s debut ever since. The casting is impeccable and the scenery is gorgeous — Reese can do no wrong in my eyes.
Listening: “Shining” by DJ Khaled, Beyoncé and JAY Z
It’s always fire when Jay and Bey link up on a track! Shining is no exception. #PowerCouple
Reading: Love & Lemons Cookbook
I am currently in a month-long veggie challenge that my cousin organized. The goal is to eat five servings of vegetables a day. With that being said, I am on the search for yummy veggie-inspired recipes. I have found a lot of them in this cookbook and website! #VegUpChallenge
Watching: “Designated Survivor”
I was a huge fan of “24” and Jack Bauer, so I had to check out this show. While it is not “24,” it definitely leaves you in suspense and wanting more. I am excited to see what happens in the season premiere in March!
Listening: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” by Zayn and Taylor Swift
In anticipation of the new “Fifty Shades of Darker” movie coming out, this song is everywhere. This will be on my playlist for the next few weeks.