COMMIT TO LIT CAMPAIGN & BOOK RECS

Hello, my fellow bookworms!! I'm so excited to be partnering up with Storiarts again with another post (CHECK OUT my first post about StoriArts and why I love this company). StoriArts just launched an AMAZING and exciting campaign called Commit To Lit in an effort to fight worldwide illiteracy.
100% of the profits from our #CommitToLit tees go to support LitWorld so children worldwide can learn to read, write, and create. I am so thrilled to be teamed up with Storiarts tackling illiteracy worldwide.

In honor of this campaign, I'm back with some book rec's. If you missed my first book recommendation post, check it out HERE. As a recap, all I really read are psychological thrillers. The more twisted and messed up the storyline then the better the book in my opinion. Here are my recent reads that I enjoyed.
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THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena. Honestly, I pride myself on being able to predict most twist and turns in books since I've read so many of them but this book kept me on my toes until the very last page. Anne and Marco Conti are the parents of a beautiful 6 month old baby girl, Cora. When the adults are invited to a dinner party in the adjoining townhouse and the babysitter cancels last minute, Anne and Marco decide to leave Cora at home with a baby monitor while still checking on her every half hour. After all, it was a 'baby-free' party and they were only separated by a wall in the adjoining townhouse. What could go wrong? Just after 1am, Anne and Marco head home to find their front door ajar a few inches. Panicked, Anne runs upstairs to find Cora nowhere to be found. The next few days are full of twists and turns to try and get the baby back through a ransom. It seems that really no one can be trusted and there is much more to this kidnapping than meets the eye.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris. It's true what people say. The couples who appear the most perfect are more than likely to have the most problems. This is the case with Jack and Grace Angel. Grace met Jack at the park when Millie, Grace's sister with down syndrome, had taken a liking to him. Jack swept Grace off her feet and they were married within a few weeks. Grace knew something was not right on their wedding night when Jack disappears. Grace's world would turn upside down in a matter of 24 hours when she realizes she has married a sadistic psychopath. But who would believe her? Jack, a lawyer for battered woman, frequently hosts the most perfect dinner parties for neighbors and his beautiful wife, a most perfect chef entertains with him. The neighbor wives do find it strange that Grace has no cell phone and the two have a joint email account. It's also odd that Jack is always in attendance whenever the girls ask Grace to go to lunch. What really goes on behind closed doors? What could possibly be stopping Grace from just leaving him?

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DEAR AMY by Helen Callaghan. Teacher Margot Lewis has a side gig of writing for an advice column, Ask Amy. After one of her students goes missing, a letter is sent to Ask Amy from Bethan Avery, a girl who went missing 20 years ago, asking for help to be found. Margot has seen plenty of prank-like letters to her column but she feels this one is different. As more letters from Bethan Avery arrive with information on the case that was never made public, Margot knows she has to do something. Does this have any connection to Margot's missing student? Trying to piece together the details with a criminologist she connected with reveals a deep and dark truth to the kidnapping. This was a page turner I could no put down!

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ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda. This book was recommended to me several times as it is a psychological thriller comparable to The Girl On The Train and The Luckiest Girl Alive.
Nicolette Farrell left her small town home of Cooley Ridge and never looked back for 10 years. It was 10 years ago when her best friend just disappeared without a trace. Now, Nicolette is back by request of her brother to aide him in the logistics of selling the family home and sorting out their fathers finances as his memory is dwindling by the day and needs to live in a full-care facility. The decade long investigation is brought to light upon Nicolette's return and the disappearance of another young girl in Cooley Ridge. The twists and turns in this story are ones that you would never expect....
Disclaimer: the only part of this book that I wasn't a huge fan on was that it was told reverse-chronological, from Day 15 to Day 1, which really threw me off sometimes.
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I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara. I don't normally go for non-fiction books when it comes to thrillers but I made an exception and I am so thrilled that I did. I have heard so much about this book from the My Favorite Murder Podcast (BEST true crime podcast out there) and in light of the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist being FLIPPING CAUGHT YA'LL I knew I had to read this. Michelle McNamara, who died just before finishing up this book, dedicated a great part of her life to catching the killer.

I COMMIT TO LIT by reading at least one book a month. How are you committing to lit?


7 EASY WAYS TO COMMIT TO LIT

  1. Buy a Commit to Lit Tee!
  2. Tell us how you plan to #CommitToLit on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter or leave a comment below.
  3. Make a donation to LitWorld.
  4. Read 1 book per month.
  5. Join (or start) a book club!
  6. Enter a poetry or writing contest.
  7. Read 20 minutes before bed (instead of reaching for your phone!)


 


Always,
Allie


50 comments

  1. Wow, this is great babe!

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  2. These are so great recommendations! Will check them out.

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  3. This is such a fun cause, and really great book selection you have here!

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  4. I love your books selection. Theses books sound great !
    I need to read more so this challeng is great.
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  5. Thanx for sharing such useful post keep it up Essay Homework Help

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  6. Love the idea behind this cause! Giving those a chance to learn to read and write who don't have the resources is such a heartwarming thought! Love the tee to and thanks for the book recommendations. I need to find some more and will be checking these out!

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    1. Thanks so much for checking it out Shannon!! I truly love this cause and I am so excited to share it with people :)

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  7. This is great hun, and all those books sound awesome!

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  8. Interesting book selection, great suggestions!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. Great cause babe. Loved it. I have written a book One Way Trip by Cris A Santos please it is a non-fiction novel Please let me know if you want a copy and review it. I would love to send a copy to you. Have a wonderful weekend xoxo Cris
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    1. I didn't know you wrote a novel! That is so cool, Cris! I would love to read your book!

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  10. This sounds like a great campaign. I love to read and your recommendations sound like fun though I mostly read fantasy.

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  11. This is such a wonderful and interesting books!
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  12. All these books sound great!
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  14. Such a cool post. I love that shirt. Have you read Into the Water by Paula Hawkins?

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  15. I'm on a mission to read more books, thank you so much for these recommendations hun xx

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  16. These all sound great hun, I maybe buying a few once I have finished my current book.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  17. Love it, thanks for sharing

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  18. These all sound like books I would enjoy! Thanks for the summer reading recs!

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  19. Great post.
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  20. What a wonderful cause. I commend you for being involved. I also really like these book recommendations and will look for these titles on audible, which is how I love to listen to books in the summer.
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  21. the Couple Next Door sounds like the most suited for me, I would love to give it a read! I'm going on several upcoming holidays and a range of good books would be perfect!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy; Wandering Everywhere

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    1. That's awesome! I'm happy to give recs! Enjoy :)

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  22. This is a brilliant post! I never got a summer glow this year,which I don't mind but great post for those who want to keep it!
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  25. life's been getting so busy that I can't even remember the last time I read for fun..

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