Two free trial classes and the first two times they give you free shoes to use. They have a fountain to refill water, eucalyptus towels, gender specific restrooms and lockers available free of charge. They also have a large front area strongly dedicated to stretching. Now if my legs could return from being jello so I can take my next class! This place is my favorite Cycling Studio in Dallas!
Pros and Cons of this place: Parker, Jasmine are my 2 favorites, their music, upbeat personalities and motivation keep me sweating all class. You guys need another location! Never thought I would say this; my 56 mile bike rides are easier than one hour with Jasmine! Spinning taken to a different level. Integrating weights thank goodness I only used the 2 lbs! My first time here; my girlfriend belongs so I was fortunate to attend with her. They even lend you bike shoes - heaven!
I was thankful the lights were kept low so no one could see the pain on my face Beautiful space too - like a grown up locker room with a crystal chandelier. I used to hate cycling classes, but The Ride House has changed my mind! Each and every instructor is motivating and kind, and I always feel welcomed in when I arrive for class. I also feel like I can go at my own pace without judgment during classes, which is certainly different from my experience at other cycling studios.
That being said, every class I've taken has been a challenge but has also been so much fun with great music selections to keep me going! The facilities are clean and spacious, too, with a great locker room, changing rooms, and a small shower area in each restroom. After just a few classes, I've definitely seen improvement in my stamina and strength. I highly recommend this studio for a fun but challenging fitness experience. I had the pleasure of trying out the ridehouse this past Saturday for a 7: I had Armando as my instructor and he was very kind in helping me set up.
I always have trouble locking in my foot into the bike and he was able to just get me adjusted and it was a minute before his class started but was happy to help. I very much appreciated that! They were doing a Miguel vs The Weeknd run and it so much fun! The class had me alive and well awake. The studio is beautiful on the inside with a green themed studio with beautiful chandeliers adding that level of sophistication to it. As a new rider they give you two classes free and you are able to get a pair of shoes to rent which they don't charge you for.
You don't find that many studios that offer that. The staff is friendly and helpful and they have many classes to choose from with different times as well! I'd encourage anyone to check them out! Prior coming to The Ride House and prior to , there was no inward motivation for me to workout. I had not been to a gym in years and I forgot what it felt like after finishing up an intense workout. I was embarrassed of where I was at and focused on what others would think, this prevented me from going to the gym.
Not only had I not been to a gym in years, I've made eating very poor eating habits. My diet was shit, often filled with foods high in salt, sugar, fat and carbs. There were many nights where I would eat a whole pizza, only to be left unsatisfied and hungry for more. You can imagine the toll my this had in my body. With the gain in weight I was experiencing came chronic back pain. Most nights I'd toss and turn for hours until I'd finally fall asleep and in the mornings more back pain.
Getting ready for work was a struggle. One day when getting ready for work, I struggled putting on a shoe.
After getting the shoe on, I noticed how out of breath I was. This was the turning point for me. I'm only 33 years old and I should not be struggling to put on one shoe. I decided I wanted to make a life style change. This is when I came across The Ride House. I just happened to drive by and see the sign. For a few weeks I debated wither to go, or not. Price was a big objection for me, also class hours, I work a lot. Finally, I decided to go and take advantage of the two free classes offered online. The Ride House offers newbies two free classes.
After taking my first class with Allen, I was hooked. It was exactly what I needed. My second class with Jasmine is what sealed the deal. After my two free classes were over, I became a Ride House junkie. I started out doing one class a week and the over the course of 4 months, I worked up to an average of four classes a week. There are times when I've done two classes back to back. All of the instructors are certified. Each class is 45 minutes and are choreographed to music. There is a small upper body workout towards the end of each class, which enlists the use of small hand weights from 1lbs to 5lbs, these you'll need to pick up at the front.
If you're new, I highly recommend starting out with 1lbs- 2lbs weights, especially if doing Allen's class, he is heavy on arm movements. Do not do what I did and start off with 5lbs weights. I know my biggest worry starting out was being seen working out, but this was put to rest when the lights went out. Lights stay off for most of the class, with the exception of the accent lighting behind the instructor. So let me give you a run down of the instructors. As mentioned, Allen is heavy on arms. I feel that his classes are the hardest.
I've personally benefited from taking his classes and for his regulars, they all love him, because he'll call you out if he sees knows you are slacking. I know I need the extra push from time to time. Another great thing about Allen is he'll connect with you before and after class if you let him know you are new. Jasmines classes, especially her themed classes are one big ride party. I missed the Magic Mike themed class. Jasmine focuses more on the choreograph and Lowe body aka booty. You want a nice booty, take her classes. She books quickly too, so book in advance.
Parkers classes are secretly my favorite, because he is a terrific instructor who spends a great deal of time focusing on form. I always walk away from having a class with Parker knowing my form has improved. Parker is big on doing hills. I also like his music choices. These are just some of the instructors.
Finally, where I am at today is not where I was 4 months ago. I made a decision 4 months ago to make a lifestyle change. I took steps to attend my first spin class and ensure it was the right fit for me.
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I've grown to love working out and the feeling I have after an intense workout. I now workout days a week. I also made a change in diet 2 months ago, switching to a paleo diet. Most of the weight I've lost is when I combined working out and diet.. I love The Ride House! The staff and instructors are friendly, non-judgmental, knowledgeable and fun! They make it a point to learn your name, and are truly helpful. They will get your set up on your bike, discuss technique and even give you tips on diet and exercise.
Each instructor has a slightly differently style of music and ride so you are encouraged to try out different instructors to see who you enjoy the most. You can connect with several instructors on social media and they often have encouraging posts with motivational quotes and info on upcoming classes!
Allen, one of the instructors, has become like family to me! He even invited a bunch of ride house goers to his holiday party - it was so much fun! They clean each bike before a ride, and the other areas including bathrooms are always clean. They provide lockers with an electronic combo to store your gym bag for free. They also provide hair ties, ear plugs, gel seat covers, gum, mouthwash, and other amenities! They sell bottles of smart water, small protein snacks, cycle accessories and their own branded clothing which is stylish and much cheaper than any other cycle studio I've seen.
So, this is roughly a year overdue but you know what they say I'm a huge fan of The Ride House- from the class offerings to the instructors to the front desk to the overall environment. The house ride is both an awesome workout and a great reminder of why I haven't danced since my first date with my wife- norhythm. Despite my lack of moves like Jagger or his grandmother , I never feel like I can't go at my own pace or left out. The client mix is part of what makes it a great place- from high school kids to grandmothers and everything in between. I've taken classes early morning, mid-day not on work days in case my boss is reading and evening and the crowd is always fun and varied.
On top of "fun" cardio, I'm really loving Allen's TRX classes as I can now get my strength training in as well, in one location, for one monthly fee! Amanda and Mary are both an amazing ball of fun energy at 5: Allen is endearing in both his personal story his to tell, not mine of fitness and his personality. Be warned, Allen is extremely uncomfortable with silence so it's a great way to reverse-torture him. In all seriousness, thanks to Parker, Jasmine, Allen, Amanda, Sergio, Omar, Mary and the many others who make this not just a place to exercise but a true community!
Keep up the great work and I'll keep sweating profusely. One of my favorite cycling studios in Dallas-area. Plenty of parking in shopping center. I'm sure the other instructors are amazing, but I haven't had the pleasure of riding with any of the other instructors at this location yet.
Classes are great for people of any fitness level. Not a huge deal- but when you're already paying a bit for the class, I wish I got the shoes with it.. Doesn't keep me from going here though! If you haven't tried it yet, first class is free and free shoes so definitely recommend trying it out! Warning, you will probably become addicted to this energetic class. The Ride House Claimed This business has been claimed by the owner or a representative. Another thing is the music can be very loud, so wear earplugs if you want to protect your hearings.
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This business has been claimed by the owner or a representative. He knows his setting well, too. This is one of the best and most unsettling books I have read. He is or was one of the ten or so masters of the genre. Not sure how I stumbled across this post, but thanks! I had read a few of these and enjoyed them, so downloaded a couple of these as audiobooks and have loved them!
I only listen to books or I would never get anything done. I too, came across this site and am downloading as many books as I can. Listening to What She Knew, which someone on here recommended. Hi Sandy, I use Overdrive a lot. I have several library cards. I also find a lot online at torrent sites. Keep your head up there for a while longer and keep looking. The rest of us will have a civilized conversation.
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss is very good. Of course it depends on what you like. I found it touching and interesting. She meets a lot of people and the experiences she has help her grow. You can check it out on Amazon. I like stories about horses and that surround horses or contain horses and stories about other times and stories about women who do things differently. I hope you give it a try! But the books… until 3am reading for sure on the first 2 or 3 in the series. Unfortunately outlander took me months to read! I found them very slow reads and not one you can read in 24 hours.
Even switching to audio it took me weeks to finish the book. Well, different strokes for different folks, I always say. The first book was good but the 2nd book just dragged for me! Hated the second book of the series…took me forever to finish. Finally, just skipped parts. The rest of the series is great. Many readers had some trouble with book 2 and stopped reading the series.
They are missing out on a great epic story. They are thick books….
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I found them very compelling…and hard to put down though, even then it does take more than a day to read. But I read the first one in about 3 days which is quick for a page book! I did find a couple of titles on your list I will try though! I always like to see what others put on their great reads list. Have your read any Jodi Picoult? Jodi picoult what I read were very good. I loved the storyteller that was the first one I read by her. I did like the tv show though. My Sisters Keeper is one of my all time favorites. So different from the movie. I love how all her books have a surprising twist!
The Storey teller was a great book! I just finished SmalGreat Things by the same author. I found it to be a good read. I have also been hooked on Jojo Moyes and enjoyes reading all the books I could find by her. The first Outlander was amazing. To me, they got steadily worse and repetitive after the first one. Funny, I was able to put Dark Matter down. I agree the Fault In Our Stars was great!
Since you enjoyed that try Picoults My Sisters Keeper. You will laugh you will cry! The whole series is amazing. Have you read Memoirs of a Geisha? Compelling, tragic but so satisfying to read! I reread it every few years-so good! I find Chris Bojalian books to be hour page turners for sure. They are though provoking, suspenseful, but very sophisticated and detailed. I also love that most of his books are set either in rural Vermont or the hip city of Burlington, VT.
I just read The Wonder by Emma Donoghue in 24 hours and came to this post to see if it was on the list. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Francine Rivers is my absolute favorite Christian writer! Read in 24 hours or less. And any book by Laine Moriarty. Every one of hers I can never stop!! SO FUN to come across a list like this. Though The City, also by Dean Koontz took a few days, it was an excellent read!
My newest unputdownable was very long, but so good. Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato. I just finished A Man Called Ove. It was one of my favorite books of all time. Go read it or listen to it on Audible…the narrator is fabulous! All three I have read and I highly recommend all. We discussed A J Fikry at my book club. Read Guernsey a long time ago but I liked it. Listening to A Man Called Ove right now and love it.
Find myself chuckling outloud as a I am out walking the dog! My sister and I executed a one week, self-planned trip to Guernsey based on our total enjoyment of this book! Not even sure if I took a bathroom break. Read any book by Edward Bunker. My list of authors: Once I finish up this series I plan to read some of her others, she has written many. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. By far my favorite read in a long time. Completely un-put-down-able Loved Ove as well!
I read it a few months ago — mixed the title up with another one! Had to get through to stop worrying and feeling scared, and every other emotion! Read in 24 hours — I could not sleep until I finished it! It chronicles the life of a gal named Lucy, whose parents marry her off at 15 in the year to a 50 year old Civil War vet. Favorite of all time. I started 23 years ago. The audible versions by Davinia Porter are amazing. My husband would never read them, but we are now listening to book 5. Fate Ball by Adam W. Jones Fantastic debut novel about love and loving someone with an addiction.
A quick read and a powerful story. Aw I love this! Not a traditional book club but one for chitchat about books being read! I have read everything she has written but Three Wishes touched home for me the most followed by Big Little Lies. Nothing better than a good book. Anything by Charles Martin is awesome! What an incredible story!!!! I listened to this book!!
The readers were two women and did an unbelievable job. Not to mention that the story was incredible. I felt like I was in the car with them. Another incredible listen is Story Hour. Speak by Lauri Halse Anderson. My daughter had to read it for school. We ended up with an extra copy. I started reading it before I went to worked and finished it that night.
A Man Called Ove — I listened to it on audiobook and then reread it because it was sooo good. I am reading Beartown, the latest book, read the first three and the short one on saying goodbye…had no problems with the others. This one is more difficult, the theme is much deeper than hockey, but all the hockey references slow me down! Loved Little Big Lies…and anything else by Moriarity. Just finished Hillbilly Elegy—a must read about a very poor segment of society. Also like The Girl in Cabin Ten.
Some books I could hardly put down: BTW, there was also a movie made, and I was surprised at how good it was. Lots of details were left out, but whoever wrote the screenplay did an amazing job. One of my all time favorites as well. I loved this book, but hated the ending to the movie. I thought the ending of the book was perfection. Wow, three of the four you have above are also my all time favorites. I still miss PK and Owen!
I listen to my books, a long commute. I received it as a gift from someone who knew I loved to read but not sure what I liked to read. Same person gave me The Power of One. She is now my source of must have books. She is now my source for must have books. Some great books on this list! Another author I breeze through because their just that good is anything by Jessica gadziala. Both are so good but I could not put Shifting down and I have a hard time getting into anything else.
The Art of Racing in the Rain, is probably one of my all time favorites! Love dogs, loved the story, cried a lot. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was so compelling that I read it for two days straight, hardly taking a moment to sleep! Oh to be loved like she was!!! I raced through Inconceivable by Tegan Wren. Would these books be good for a 16yo? Mainly avoiding graphic sexual content and super strong language?
It is fiction based on a true happening…a horrific fire in that burned much of coastal Maine. I highly recommend it! Janet Evanovich — Stephanie Plum Series, have been reading this series for over 17 years, still makes me laugh out loud! All of Elin Hilderbran. The first book I remember reading in one sitting was The Color Purple.
I had bought it the day before and that Saturday morning I picked it up to read a bit while having my coffee. I absolutely could not stop reading…no chores done that day! Horrible user experience, kick them off your ad program! But thanks for the list. I would buy a few of them but my eyes are blinked by the rapid blinking of the ad. I will come back later! Some of them sound good. You need an ad block plug in or at least I think that is the proper term- but I know EXACTLY what you are talking about and an add blocker allows you to control what is popping up or blinking or flashing or scrolling or flapping and squalling… and generally interfering with your ability to focus on the content that you wish to enjoy.
I wish you well, content warrior! If you use Firefox, Ad Block Plus is an awesome ad blocker. Try Firefox or Chrome. Read each one in a day or less. Going to see what our library has from your list, I rarely buy books anymore. Over 13, reviews on Amazon. Her story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.
I loved that one too! Some people in my book club had trouble keeping the characters straight but I enjoyed it. But it was really interesting and well thought out. I am staying away from The Lake House based on the description. Another great and spooky read is Graveminder by Melissa Marr, and anything Alice Clayton reads is instantly devoured by me.
Great list—What Alice Forgot is great. All of the women are dirt poor in the midst of the Great Depression. Many are Native American. It is a non-fiction book that reads like fiction. I could not get past the first 60 pages. I tried I really really did, but every time I went to pick it up I was dreading it.
I made it to page 60 and declared it a good attempt. I have recommended it countless times. I prefer fast paced books, something that keeps me coming back for more. Thought it was overhyped. I LOVED Arthur, I had to wait a couple days to read another book after finishing because I just wanted to think about this book for a while and mourn the characters being over for me! I stayed up 2 nights way too late to read it just because I felt so good while reading the book.
Sister, Sister by Sue Forten was a great way to spend time on a plane. Layla Hagen- has a series about the Bennett family. Each book I have read in a day. I love the series and each book individually. The Rosie Project drew me in immediately, and The Paris Architect kept me thinking about it after it was finished. Loving Frank made me do some research. Bittersweet by La Toya T Haynes!
Read in a day…. Love a good contemporary romance novel. Thanks for the great list! It truly moved me. Not a horror theme and totally compelling from start to finish. I am just amazed anyone can finish a book in an afternoon!!! You ladies are amazing. Goodness Falls by Ty Roth is a great one-afternoon read! One of my favorite books! We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is also an excellent book; I read it in two days. I read Of Sand and Ash and cant stop thinking about it. Beautifully written and both a romance and a history lesson. I just read I am the messenger by Markus Zusak.
Oooh this looks goood! Will check some more on this list. Susan Meissner A Fall of Marigolds is a new favorite author of mine. She does her research and weaves it beautifully into her story! They must all be good because my library was out of ALL of them! It was so good I could not put it away! Ride in the squad car from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. It is a story about rescuing a baby wild blue jay and the family that raised and released him.
He comes back everyday as the Mom has Ovarian Cancer. As the author says by the end you will wonder just who saved who! It is available on Amazon and kindle too. Riddle book if you found that one sci-first intresting. His sci-fi novels have this awesome Clive Cussler feel to them and will definitely keep you in suspense. Great for a quick read on a portable. A fun little tale about the adventures of a Wish Facilitator. You have excellent taste.
Every single book by Colleen Hoover! Her books are just that good! She really drags you into them and connects you with the characters. I was excited to find this list- I have it on my fridge! So far I liked You let me go a lot! And You will know me, enjoyed as well.
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Plus I mostly listen on audio , so maybe that contributed. Seemed everyone loved that book but me. Thanks for the great ideas!!! Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I read it a few weeks ago, and now I want to re-read it slowly to savor it. Just love love love them. I bought it for a plane ride; I was up early and thought I would read and sleep, but that was before I read the first chapter. I finished it six hours later as we landed. I started telling my family all about it, only to find they had been passing around their copies to each other and friends.
These 2 books led me to reading everything that Liane Moriarty has published. Looking forward to the other books. I will load some on my Kindle. Liane Moriarity has become my new favorite author!!! Which one did you enjoy more? I love this list and thanks for the feedback , What Alice Forgot will be my next one..
Hi Paige, I only listen to books because I need to multitask. I listened to What Alice Forgot and loved it. I believe if the narrator is good it makes the book even better. Very helpful and I will check those out as well. Available through Amazon and well worth the read. My new favourite author. In a dark, dark wood. A book you could read in 24hrs also. Thought I would share. It will become part of my summer reading list.
Just finished in 48 hours. It was that good. Also a YA novels that probably appeals as much to adults as teens.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Read it in 24 hours. We read it for Book Club and we all agreed it was contrived…definitely not one of his best. Luckily, I had asked an expert to speak about human trafficking who made the reading more worth while. Guest Room is better than his newest one Sleepwalker, but the new one is still a great read!
I second that suggestion! Loved the complex, believable characters in the backdrop of World War II. You can find it on Amazon. There is some difficult subject matter relating to genocide. OMG it was so good. One to tetras every summer. I love books by Amy Harmon. I read Sand and Ash in about 8 hours. Her characters are always amazing!
Working on a few of them as I write this comment, but mostly just excited to go out there and buy a few new ones, thank you for sharing! Just discovered Julia Keller. A Killing in the Hills. Now onto Bitter River…slower but really good. Loved Rules of Civility! Amor Towles is a genius. Highly recommend A Gentleman in Moscow, sublime story and characters.
All of the books that I have read by the author Sharon Sala I have had real problems putting them down until I am finished. Ever read the Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell? Dark Matter was fantastic! Thanks for the suggestion. Really liked What Alice Forgot up til the end. Then it got wonky. Love Josephine Tey but her books are so hard to find! YA fantasy with adventure, a spirited heroine, and lots of fun! This is the 1st in a trilogy; 2 will be out May !
I think I had my roommates wait until I finished I may have driven us there! It was my intro to Vonnegut. Provenance by Donna Drew Sawyer. I got blindsided so many times I read the book in two and a half hours. Also read Behind Closed Doors yesterday in one sitting. That one literally had me jumping out of my skin. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz!! Came out last year but I just discovered it. The Passenger indeed — you become the passenger and this is one heck of a ride!!
I have never read a book in 24 hours in my life!! News of the World is the best book I read all year. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was like this for me. I read it non-stop this summer in any free time I had during and after my internship. A classic and fantastic book. I was excited to see Sleeping Giants on your list! Have you read the sequel? I might have liked it even more! I also read What She Knew very quickly.. I do not read a lot of thrillers but I really enjoyed that one! Have read sea of tranquility like times and can always pick it up on a day when the mood for moody teenagers hits….
It is a quirky fun book that left me wanting more. I was just going to read a chapter or two but the intertwining of her personal story and her experience with helping these refugees that she met on public transportation was so compelling that I finally was able to shut of my light and go to sleep at 3 AM after finishing the book in one sitting. The book has made me look at refugees and the difficulties that they face in a whole new light. I absolutely loved Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. I started it a bedtime and finished about 4am. I already plan on reading it again!
Thank you for your recommendations! Reading keeps me sane! YES- for Susan Meissner! Really enjoyed The Great Alone, a novel about a family that goes to Alaska—but so much more than that. Woman in the Window was also a good read—a modern Rear Window. I am halfway down this list and they have every one been unputdownable. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
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What Alice Forgot Author: Moriarty's works are compulsively readable: I spreed through this like it was the fluffiest chick lit, but found myself mulling over its themes for weeks after I finished. Rules of Civility Author: This Gatsby-esque novel plunges you into the streets of Manhattan, circa The girls vie for his affection—until one impulsive decision changes everything. A beautifully drawn story of wealth and class, luck and fate, love and illusion.
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This wasn't high literature or anything, but it was so much fun and had such good narrative drive I didn't want to stop until I knew how it ended. A Fall of Marigolds Author: I know a lot of Susan Meissner fans, and many of those readers cite this one as their favorite. The action goes back and forth in time between two women, a century apart, who are linked by a beautiful scarf and by their unlikely survival in two devastating tragedies in New York City. Meissner's tone makes this an easy, enjoyable read despite the tough subject matter, making it easy to polish off in a day.
This fast-moving, cinematic thriller begins when the protagonist is kidnapped on his way home from meeting a friend, and is asked a strange question by his strangely familiar captor: Imagine the zaniness of Ready Player One , minus the video games or nostalgia trip. Good as Gone Author: I devoured this in one sitting. Usually I don't think the premise sells the book, but this one does: Julie was kidnapped from her own home when she was thirteen, and eight years later, the mystery is unsolved. Her family assumes the worst but can't be sure. Then one day, the doorbell rings, and it's Julie.
But as she settles in to her new, old family, inconsistencies begin to emerge in her story. Why would she lie? Is it really her? I couldn't resist turning the pages until I found out for myself. I never, and I mean never, would have picked this up on my own, and was surprised to love it. Flash forward a few decades, and scientists begin to discover more body parts all over the globe. But with its interesting structure and strong narrative drive, it works.
I hear the full cast audio recording is terrific. I Let You Go Author: It's trendy these days for every suspense novel to have a "shocking plot twist! I was stunned as I slowly came to see that the story wasn't about what I thought it was about at all, and THAT is what you'll be burning to talk about. On a dark, rainy night, a mother lets go of her son's hand for just an instant. The devastating accident sets the plot in motion.
Part police procedural, part domestic suspense, with the ring of authenticity, no doubt thanks to Mackintosh's own 12 years as a police officer. This is an emotional roller coaster of a book. Sensitive themes ahead, so mind your triggers. The Forgetting Time Author: This was a summer reading guide top 5 pick. Janie knows her 4-year-old son Noah is not like other children.
He's terrified of water. He asks for his "other mother. But one night, thanks to a late-night bourbon-fueled internet session, Janie stumbles upon the work of an eccentric scientist, and begins to confront the possibility that her precious son not only lived a previous life, he'd been murdered in it. You don't have to buy the premise to find this a satisfying read.
The Sea of Tranquility Author: I blew through this novel from my YA summer reading list , even though it's almost pages. This taut psychological thriller has great characters, F-bombs galore, and kept me glued to the couch for two days. It's the second and perhaps the best in French's Dublin Murder Squad series, which doesn't need to be read in order. The premise might be a tiny-bit far-fetched although it's certainly interesting to think about , but if you go with it, you'll be rewarded with a great read.
What She Knew Author: In this contemporary psychological thriller, a British single mother gives her 8-year-old son permission to run ahead a little on their evening walk in the park MacMillan invites the reader to come along on the hunt for the boy, alternately focusing on police procedure and family drama.
The tight writing and sharp execution made this hard to put down. I've seen a lot of comparisons to The Girl on the Train , but instead I'd recommend this one for Tana French fans although it's much tamer on gore and language. Maybe in Another Life Author: Imagine a happier Sliding Doors , with less cheating and more cinnamon rolls. When Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles, she spends a night on the town with an old friend. The decision she makes at the end of that night changes her life, and in alternating chapters, we find out exactly how.
Like many Taylor Jenkins Reid books, this one is compulsively readable, but serious themes lay beneath the surface. Jane Eyre lovers, you can relax: Instead, it's delightfully meta: Jane becomes a governess, there's a stand-in for Mr. Rochester, and of course, something important is locked away in an attic.
Perfect for readers who love plucky Victorian heroines, like you'd find in Deanna Raybourn novels. Tell Me Three Things Author: I loved this book. A girl-next-door type suddenly finds herself in an elite California prep school, and has to figure out how to navigate this new privileged world while still grieving her mother's death. When she gets an email from an unidentified boy who calls himself "Somebody Nobody" offering to be her spirit guide to her new school, she doesn't want to say yes—but she really needs his help.
A sweet and fun teen romance, but also a pitch-perfect portrayal of the grieving process.
I finished this one on a weekday afternoon when I was supposed to be working, because all I wanted to do was finish this book. The framing makes all the difference to this one: Totally agree about You Will Know Me too! Rules of Civility- yuck. Such a let down after reading A Gentleman in Moscow. I adored Rules of Civility, and have read it twice! It was universally adored by my book club.
Just finished and enjoyed it thoroughly. I thought it was very well written. The Couple Next Door was unputdownable for me! Would I love or hate Dark Matter? Or I could just say: I thought was Eleanor and Park was just OK. Nothing to rave about though! Those three titles you named could absolutely go on my list as well! I found it absolutely unputdownable! I read this last week as well.
I picked it up today at the Library. What a deranged sicko…. You are basically reading all my favorite books back to back. Loved the Jessica Fechtor book too. I tore through that one! I listened to it too! I think hearing all of the different voices made it come alive for me. I hardly ever read in one sitting but my most recent one was monster calls by Patrick ness. Oh yeah, I read The Travelers super fast! The rest of these titles are new to me. So funny…I also read Good as Gone in about five hours last night. Correction due to iPad typo and autocorrect: The Woman in Cabin 10 was my choice for this category and it did not disappoint!
This site looks so helpful—especially for our book group! Thank you for your offering. The Nightingale was amazing. Historical fiction at its absolute best. Did you know that The Orphan Train has seven books that follow it? Read Half Broke Horses by same author. It was another great story. Such a moving story.
I just listened to this one. Of course there are!! Share your favorites so we can look for them,too!!! Here are some off the top of my head: I am about to pick this one up from the library! Station 11, of course. The Bronze Horseman trilogy. I could not stop. Gone Girl and Misery by Stephen King. I had to find out what happened. All books by Karen Swan but her latest is the best yet. Christmas Under the Stars.
Perhaps it would have been worthwhile listing the number of pages for each book. Can I get any of these books in large print please? Maybe instead of a throwaway judgemental comment, you could have offered some options?
I was going to say the same thing! It was incredibly good!! I just read kindred by Octavia Butler that I loved. It is about time travel historical fiction. Anything by Chevy Stevens! Her first, Still Missing was read in about 3 hours the first time! Color just never crossed my mind either. A good book is just that.
Every Rosamunde Pilcher is delicious reading. Read My Grandmother sends her regards and apologizes by same author. I loved a book called the search by Nora Roberts. Night by Elie Wiesel… Really pulls at the heartstrings. I agree with the book Night Very good forgot about that one. I love all of the same books as you, Kristen Hannah is another great author! Not yet but on my book club list for this year. Heard good things about it. Love this list, yes, I just downloaded a couple on audible too.
Great list and interesting selection of books. Will definitely be taking a look at some of them! Thanks for the recommendations! Which Side Are You On? February Books Vagus Variety Show. I did not want to put it down. Saturday Snippets Jen Russum. The Lovely Bones, and Water for Elephants. The Housekeeper and other books lately - Happy.
I read it in 24 hours. Read which book in a day? The Curios Charmes of Arthur Pepper? Some "Unputdownable" Books for Spring Break! YUP… one of those. Dear Susan, which app do you use for audio books? I just read Still Missing. It was really good, I wanted to read it until I finished it!
Those Girls was the same way!! Getting back to Sara Green- Water for Elephants… amazing!!. The Fault in Our Stars. I read The Girl Before in one day. Loved the Girl before. I just read Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica in one evening. I could not put it down! Odds and Ends - whoorl. Odds and Ends joonchoiblog. SUCH a good book!!! Now I want to listen to it because of your comment! Fabulous book, great narration…just one of my faves all around. All of Karen Kingsbury books are an unstoppable read to me. She is my favorite author. Really anything by Kristin Hannah.
Yes — The Nightingale. Do you review indie authors? I have a two book series on Amazon? I agree with you completely! I do not see The Rosie project or The thirteenth tale in any comment. Read the whole series….. Euphoria by lily king and the dog stars by peter heller both single sitting magnificence….