Book Recommendations #6


For someone who loves to read, it has been ages since I have shared on here any book recommendations! That is mainly because life has been a little busy to read as many books as I would like. But I figured sharing a few that I love was better than having a bunch to share. So here are my book recommendations #6, which includes one of the best books I have ever read!

7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

This is hands down one of the best books I have ever read! I picked this up on a whim before my trip this summer, and it was the best choice. The author describes it as a “time travel, body-hopping, Agatha Christie-style murder mystery novel” and it is exactly that. The book is about a woman, Evelyn Hardcastle, who dies every day until the main character can identify who her killer is and break the never-ending cycle. But every time a new day begins, the main character wakes up in the body of someone else.

What I love about the novel is you are learning everything at the same time the main character is. In the beginning author’s note, he says “Think of 7 1/2 Deaths as a game of Clue. This book is the board and all the pieces, and I’m opposite you playing along.” It is a plot-heavy book with many twists and turns, but you won’t want to put it down. The story is so unique and if you love mystery books, I highly recommend this one!

Our House

‘Our House’ is another book I picked up for my summer trip. It is a suspense novel about a woman who comes home to find that a new couple is moving into her house, and her husband is nowhere to be seen. The twists in this book are really good and the ending will have you with your hand to your forehead thinking “are you kidding me” (but in a worth reading kind of way.). Although I will say, this book made me paranoid that what happens with her house could actually happen in real life.

I Am Watching You 

If you couldn’t tell, suspense and mystery are my favorite kinds of novels to read. ‘I Am Watching You’ is about a woman who sees two young girls on a train talking to two men who just got out of prison. The next day one of those girls is reported missing. The story takes place a year later when the young girl is still missing, and the woman from the train is receiving threatening letters about it. This prompts her to start asking questions of the girl’s friends and family, which unravels a lot of secrets. If you are looking for an easy read then I suggest giving this one a try.

I hope you found a book that piques your interest, and I would love to know if you have read any good books recently!


30 responses to “Book Recommendations #6”

  1. Kinga says:

    I want to read Our house ❣

  2. Missy May says:

    I have not read a full book in awhile. So ashamed just saying this. Ha!! I picked up three books somewhere around last month. Gotta dive into em. Thanks for these recommendations.

  3. Ivana Split says:

    I’m Watching You sounds interesting and so does Our House. 7 1/2 Deaths seems to offer an interesting perspective. Crime, thriller and mystery are genres I do like, so I might pick up some of these.

  4. marie says:

    your house is beautiful!!! The book : I am watching you seems interesting. Thanks for the review.

  5. Every single book sounds riveting! Thanks for these recs Kara!

  6. Mica says:

    While I tend to go for lighter reads the mystery one sounds so intriguing! it’s great you rated it so highly too! 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  7. Dheera says:

    I used to read Agatha Christie books all the time when I was in school. 7 1/2 Deaths sound like a great book, I might pick this one up. Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely week.

  8. Hena Tayeb says:

    These all sound like great reads.. in fact I have both first and third books on my TBR..

  9. Hannah says:

    I’ve not read any of these, but they all sound so good! I especially like the sound of the first one, it sounds like such an interesting read xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  10. Minhal Taher says:

    These books seem so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Quinn says:

    Oh, yes, book recommendations! I’ve been trying to read more lately and this post is appropriately timed. I like murder/suspense novels, but don’t read enough of them – I’ll be saving this post! You have to read ‘Tell Me Everything’ – you’ll love it! Let me know if you do xx

  12. Margot says:

    I love your book recommendations.
    It really makes me want to read theses books now.
    They sounds amazing with a lot of mysteries.

  13. Ashley says:

    I love your book recs! I always pick up a new read or two come fall, when it feels perfect to snuggle up on the couch during the evening and read a bit. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. I think we have the same taste about books, I also love suspense. I love Agatha novels too. Thanks for your recommendations. I wish I have more time to read Kara!!

  15. Gabrielle says:

    Suspense and Mystery are absolutely my favourite type of entertainment as well! Also loving your mention of the Agatha Christie-style novel; I adore Agatha Christie’s creations – especially interpretations at the theatre! x

  16. Jasna says:

    Your book recommendations make me want to read all of mine, thanks babe 🙂

  17. Simone says:

    I’ve always loved Agatha Christie! So this would be definitely the book for me and I’m sure it’s extremely thrilling to read.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  18. A-nina says:

    I want to read all of them! xoxo

  19. Kathrin says:

    I’m definitely going to put The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on my reading list. It sounds so interesting and the fact that it was one of the best books you ever read makes me want to read it even more.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  20. eli says:

    Okey, I can see that you like mysterious books 😉 I’m not really into them but I’ll give a try to the first one.
    Btw, I just discovered your blog: I love the aesthetic, the themes and your pictures so I think you’ll see me around often 😉
    I hope you can stop by mine to say hi!
    Congrats for your great blog and see you soon!!


  21. I didn’t read these books, but they sounds very interesting. I also like to read suspense and mystery books so I will definitely try to find these in my local library. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Tina says:

    Such amazing tipps, deifnitely need to pick up the 7 1/2 deaths one 😉


  23. Jessica says:

    Great picks dear. Thanks for sharing these lovely reads.

    Jessica |

  24. Babita says:

    So do I! My life has been so busy couldn’t continue blogging for few months!But anyway I love reading books! Love suspense and mystery. Currently reading fiction novels though! But anyway I loved knowing that you love suspense and mystery too :)! I would like to give a try to ‘I Am Watching You’ sounds interesting!
    xo Babita

  25. These books looks very fantastic:) I did not read any of the above.
    You’re blog is very cute

  26. Eena says:

    These book recommendations sound so interesting! I’ve been meaning to pick up a book and read one for the longest time this year. Thanks for sharing this!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

  27. Angie says:

    I’ve been hoping to read more genres outside of my comfort zone, and one of those genres is mystery! I’ve heard quite a bit about Evelyn Hardcastle, and the synopsis sounds so interesting! Thank you for these recommendations. To the tbr pile it goes!

  28. Lovely says:

    Fab picks hun, I shall try and read 7 1/2.