Hi, Welcome, I Love You Already — New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about those authors I read for the very first time in 2018. And I must say, while compiling this list it came to my attention that I greatly enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ONE of these books! So it was definitely worth it to try some new authors, even though it usually scares me just a little bit.

For sure that’s a sign to keep on trying new authors because you never know when you could discover your new favorite!

Here are all the new-to-me authors I read in 2018:

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty {Quote It Wednesday}

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Hi everybody! Today is the first installment of a new idea on my blog. Since I have a thing for quotes, I thought it would be nice to feature a random book quote each week.

Today I feature a quote from my recent read Big Little Lies, coming from my favorite character Madeline. I love this quote for its honesty and sassiness and because I think it just beautifully shows part of Madeline’s character. And though I may try to be forgiving and let go and all that, when it comes down to it, I do think I can hold a mean grudge just like Madeline…

What do you think of this quote? How are you with grudges?
Are you similar to Madeline or are you more forgiving?

Got A Secret, Can You Keep It? — Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty {Book Review}

Big Little Lies by Liane MoriartyTitle: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Adult – Contemporary – Mystery

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: LOVED IT!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

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