What To Read This Winter Based On Books You Already Love

In lieu of a traditional holiday reading list this year (mostly because I didn’t get my sh*t together in time, but also because I (perhaps prematurely) published a Thanksgiving reading list, I’m doing something a little bit different this year. A fun fact about me is that I love to give book recommendations. So that’s what I’m here to do. I’m going to give you some dope book recommendations based on the books you’ve already read and loved. And isn’t that the best way to do it? I think it is. Just a fair warning: some of these books aren’t available until 2019. But then again, 2019 is like, next week, so I think you’ll live.

If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll love…

‘My Lovely Wife’ by Samantha Downing

If you read one book this year, make it My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. This book is going to be the new Gone Girl. In all honesty, I think it’s even better than Gone Girl. My Lovely Wife is Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets Dexter—a seemingly ordinary suburban husband and wife abduct and murder women for fun. Yeah, it’s wild. And there’s a twist at the end that even the most avid thriller readers (hi, it’s me) will never see coming. That’s really all I can say for now.

My Lovely Wife Samantha Downing

If you liked To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, you’ll love…

‘One Day In December’ by Josie Silver

This is your classic rom com, turned into a novel! Personally, I prefer novels anyway because I’d rather read something than watch it. Team texting while watching TV, reporting for duty. Anyway, One Day In December follows Laurie, a young woman who barely has her life together, who spots a guy on a bus one day and it’s immediate love at first sight. So then she sets off on a quest to find this mystery bus guy—and finds him in a very unexpected place. Sorry, I can’t give away any more, but you’ll love this book.

One Day In December

If you liked The Girl On The Train, you’ll love…

‘The Lost Night’ by Andrea Bartz 

If you’re reading this, on Betches, I assume you’ve blacked out before, yes? Great. Now imagine having blacked out the most important night of your life—the night your best friend committed suicide. Or did she? As protagonist Lindsay revisits her best friend’s suicide, she becomes convinced it was anything but, and sets on a journey to find the truth.

The Lost Night

If you liked The Favorite Sister, you’ll love…

‘Best Friends Forever’ by Margot Hunt

Need a thriller, but one you can get your hands on now? Bet. Best Friends Forever is about Alice Campbell, a regular suburban mom, who befriends uber-rich Kat Grant. They become fast friends, until Kat’s husband dies in a drunk accident. Suddenly Alice is being questioned by the cops at Kat is MIA. It will make you wonder: How well do you really know your friends?

Best Friends Forever

If you liked Big Little Lies, you’ll love…

‘The Night Olivia Fell’ by Christina McDonald

This domestic thriller is told from two perspectives: Olivia, a bright and beautiful high school student who mysteriously falls to her death one night, and that of her mother, Abi. A single mom, Abi is often criticized for being overprotective of her daughter. But when she’s struggling to put together her daughter’s final moments, it’s this same overprotectiveness that may help her discover the truth.

The Night Olivia Fell

If you liked I Had A Nice Time And Other Lies, you’ll love…

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Sara Levine
Sara Levine
Sara cares about a few things, including cheese, cheap white wine (never chardonnay), and the Real Housewives of Potomac. She co-hosts Betches' Not Another True Crime Podcast and posts her tweets to Instagram.