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Book Review: Gone Girl

Today’s review is on Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Book Review: Gone Girl

Which to be honest is kinda a saved the best for last. I can totally see why they’re making Gone Girl into a movie. Sharp Objects may have been my favorite, but Gone Girl is so good too.

It’s Amy and Nicks 5th wedding anniversary when Amy goes missing. Things look bad for Nick as evidence adds up and things get found out. Can Nick find out what happened before he ends up in jail?

This book was so good. It’s definitely a thriller and is going to make an amazing movie. I can’t wait to see it. I definitely wasn’t expecting the second half of this book at all. What happened to Amy is so just messed up. I really recommend this book and I definitely recommend that you read the book before you go see the movie. I’m purposefully keeping this review short so I don’t accidentally reveal anything that happens.

Book Review: Sharp Objects

I said in my last review I was going to review all of the Gillian Flynn books currently released. This week I’m doing Sharp Objects.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Book Review: Sharp Objects

After being released from a psych hospital Camille Preaker is sent by the paper she works for to her home town to cover the murder of two preteen girls. While uncovering the story from the reluctant to talk town, she finds herself identifying a bit too much with the victims. Camille has to face what happened to her all those years before, in order to cope with this homecoming.

Camille’s scars speak volumes about who she is and what happened to her as a child. I absolutely loved the dark twisted nature of this book. It’s definitely the shortest of Gillian Flynn’s current novels but it’s also my favorite. I didn’t know this was her debut novel until I read the back of the book after I read it, and it’s definitely a strong debut. The ending of this book definitely bothered me a little bit, it wasn’t what I had expected at all. The ending is what makes this one of my favorite books though.  I definitely recommend it, but it’s the kind of story you shouldn’t read alone at night if your easily scared.

Book Review: Dark Places

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a book review, and since I finally have all 3 of Gillian Flynn’s books I thought I’d review them for the next couple of weeks.

First up is Dark Places:

Fashion and Happy Things!   Book Review: Dark Places

Synopsis: When Libby Day was only seven years old her Mother and sisters were murdered in what was dubbed “Satan’s Sacrifice” Of Kinnakee Kansas. She lived and testified that her brother Ben was the killer. Twenty-Five years later, the Kill Club hopes to find out the truth of what happened that day, and Libby hopes to turn a profit off of their search. As Libby and the Kill Club search for the truth, Libby finds herself on the run from a killer.

This was the first Gillian Flynn novel that I read, and it’s probably my favorite one. I have it in both Paperback and on my nook. This book was one of the first books I bought that was recommended by ChapterStackss on youtube, and it definitely kicked off my trust for her recommendations.

I completely recommend this book, it dark and complex. Libby’s life is completely destroyed because of what happened to her as a child, and looking into her past not only explains her life as it is now, but helps her get things together to change it. The ending of this book isn’t something you’d expect. I stayed up all night finishing this book because I just had to know how it ended, and I’ve read it a few times since I first bought it.

I know in the summer most people are looking for lighter beach reads, and this book definitely isn’t one of those. But where I live June Gloom has hit hard and it’s been cool and rainy for a few weeks now. Which sets the perfect tone to cozy up with a dark and creepy book. I almost hate to say it because I know Fall frenzy overtakes the blogging world every August, but I’m already getting excited for Fall this year.

Do you read book genre’s by season? Or do you just go with whatever looks good?


Book Review: An Abundance Of Katherines

I mentioned in my Fault In Your Stars Review that I wanted to read everything that John Green has written including his Grocery Lists. So I picked up all of his other books except for what he’s written with other Authors and any anthologies he’s been in.Fashion and Happy Things!   Book Review: An Abundance Of Katherines

Colin Singleton is really smart, a child prodigy, who is obsessed with Anagrams and not so great in math.  However, Colin thinks that if he can complete The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, that he can win K19 back. While still heartbroken over his breakup with K19 his best friend decides that he needs a road trip. They stop in Gutshot, Tennessee to see the grave of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and because all road trips need a destination point, decide to stay put for a while and hopefully finish his Theorem.  The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability is to predict the trajectory of relationships with girls named Katherine, or not named Katherine, and to give a bit more footing to the people who are constantly Dumpees.

This book is hilarious. I adored it and think that everyone should read it. While the math is completely over my head, it is correct, and explained at the end of the book. And one of my favorite parts of the book were the footnotes, which can be skipped, if you’re not a footnote reader, but shouldn’t be. They made the story more entertaining for me, and made me feel more involved and in the loop of what was going on.

Final Verdict: I completely recommend this book. I must warn you, if you’re looking for something as deep as The Fault In Our Stars, you’ll be sorely disappointed. An Abundance of Katherines definitely takes more of a light-hearted look at the side of breakups. Even when Colin is absolutely heartbroken over breaking up with K19 his best friend is there to mock him in his pain (as a real best friend would) and provide the comic relief.




Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

A while ago I professed my love for The Fault In Our Stars and all other things written by John Green.

Well I when I was wandering around Barnes and Noble I found this shirt, and normally I don’t buy tee shirts that have to do with books or movies or anything like that, but I just had to buy this one.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

Normally I wear a large in Women’s clothing, but this is a boy cut shirt so I wear a small. I know because my husband is a Medium and his shirts are too big on me.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

I wore it with my favorite black H&M pants and my new Valentines socks from Target. It was comfortable and perfect for curling up on the couch and reading. (Which I have to say was another John Green Novel, haul and reviews coming soon.)

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

On My face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, The Balm Hot Mama, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Shocking Mascara, and Chanel Glossimer Satinette Lipgloss.

I’m actually a really big fan of this shirt, it’s comfortable and has exactly the fit I like in men’s shirts.