Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elizabeth Reads :: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I am a person who does not step out of my comfort zone when it comes to books. And my book comfort zone is somewhere I am okay with staying inside. I am a fiction girl. I like romance (but not the ones with the really muscular guys on the front. More like Nicholas Sparks). I like dystopian. I am just a fan of things that get me to feel like I am that character. (Am I crazy? Please tell me that makes sense...) So Gone Girl is VERY out of my comfort zone. 
So this book is in the points of view of Nick and Amy Dunne. These two are a married couple living in Missouri. Its their fifth wedding anniversary and Amy goes missing, The whole first half of the book is Nick writing his side of the story after the disappearance and Amy's diary entries before she goes missing. The reader finds out just how many marriage problems the Dunne's were having at this time.And there are clues to make you believe you know "who done it." And then...BAM! Flynn hits you with a plot twist you will NEVER see coming. I mean I died a little when it happened. 

I cant write too much because if I do I give too much away and seriously, the surprise is worth waiting for! But Flynn did a GREAT job with this book. I mean she would mention something one page that seemed pretty insignificant and then fifty pages later she connects the two to make sense. It was beautifully written. It made me think about life that's for sure! 

I give this book a 10/10 stars because I loved it so much! 

So moral of the story here is maybe I shouldn't be so afraid to step out of my book comfort zone!!! 

*Want to read this book? Buy it here from Amazon! Its $8.54 on your Kindle!!! 
*This book is being turned into a movie! It will have Niel Patrick Harris in it so I am for sure seeing it now! Click here to watch the trailer!

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  1. I love books like this one, so I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for sharing :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  2. I got hooked on Gone Girl a couple months ago and got everyone in my office to read it as well. It's definitely a page turner, looking forward to seeing the movie in October. Also, you should check out her other book Dark Places, I just finished it a couple weeks ago and I liked it even more than GG.

  3. I read this last summer and it got me hooked on gillian flynn!

    Rachel @

  4. I just added it to my to-be-read list, it's not something I would normally read, but it sounds like a great book.


  5. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews for this book but ultimately put it on my reading list because I think it sounds good... plus it takes place in a state I don't have on my list yet. haha

  6. Sounds pretty good! I'll have to check it out!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  7. Wait... NPH is going to be in the movie?!?!?! I was also out of my comfort zone with this book and HOLY COW did I ever love it! Seriously, I think I've recommended it to everyone I know!

  8. Oh see I love books like this! A little mystery and intrigue go a long way for me. Every now and then I will mix it up with a romance or non-fiction but this book sounds right up my ally.

  9. I have been wanting to read that book for the longest time! I have heard so many great things about it!


  10. Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to have to check this out!
    (ps - I nominated you for an award on my blog!) :)

  11. I absolutely adore books like this! Have to love a good plot twist, right? Thanks for the suggestion, I just love your blog!

  12. I really liked this book, I read it over Christmas. I'm not sure how the movie will go though, so much internal dialogue, and I'm not convinced you can capture THAT much crazy on screen.

  13. I wish I would have seen this post before I left for the beach...this book sounds so good!! Definitely on my "to read" list now.

  14. actually it s on my wishing list for this summer reads!
    thank you for the feedback!! xx

  15. I liked your differential description of romance novels, haha :) I read this last year and It wasn't my favorite, though I definitely enjoyed it. I read Sharp Objects by Flynn and actually liked that book a lot better- I think you'd like it if you liked Gone Girl! Another good suspense/mystery type book is Reconstructing Amelia! I can't think of the author off the top of my head, but it definitely kept you hooked until the very end!


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