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Treasure Tromp Book Club

Treasure Tromp Book Club
One of my 30 by 30 goals is to read 30 (non-school or work related) books. Some months I check a lot of books off the list while it feels like there is absolutely no time to read other months. You can see all 25/30 books that I've read in the last year here. Here are some books that I've managed to read in the last few weeks and four more that I can't wait to finish.

Recent Reads

Recently Read

Recently Read
Dark Places | I absolutely loved Gone Girl, so I wanted to read more of Gillian Flynn's books. Dark Places, Flynn's second book, is about a 30-something girl who survived her family's massacre and her brother who was convicted of the crime. I found the book a bit slow at first but ended up really enjoying it. Rating: 4/5

Sharp Objects | Sharp Objects was Gillian Flynn's first book and took me all of two days to read.This book is truly filled with suspense and thrill, and had me hooked form the beginning. I loved trying to figure out all of the secrets, twists, and turns that Flynn put forth. Rating: 4.5 stars

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) and The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) | I'm going to say it – this might be my favorite young adult dystopian series. Because until some series (such as the The The Hunger Games Trilogy, Divergent, and Matched), I really liked all three books and I wasn't disappointed with the last book of the series.

Current / Future Reads

Current Reading
Full Dark, No Stars | as I the only one surprised to find out that Stephen King is the master of short stories? I've been reading this collection of stories off and on for the last couple of years, actually. These short stories range in topic, length, and creep factor (but they are all pretty damn creepy). These stories are a must read for anyone who loves a good thriller.

Yes Please | Raise your hand if you want to be Amy Poehler's best friend. I can't wait to start reading this one.

The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year | I'm not at all ashamed to admit that I LOVE everything Bravo / Andy Cohen.

What Alice Forgot | This book has been on my list for a while since I read The Husband's Secret.

What are you reading lately?

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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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  • I’m currently reading Paper Towns by John Green. Hopefully I’ll finish it soon so I can start reading The Husband’s Secret.

  • This comes at the perfect time for me, I’ve finally gotten back into reading and am flying through books! Definitely going to check out the other Gillian Flynn books, loved Gone Girl as well.

  • I really need to check out Sharp Objects. And Amy Poehler’s book is on my must read list this winter!

  • Thanks for the tips! I haven’t read Gone Girl yet, but I heard a lot of good reviews, and the other books of Gillian Flynn also sound really good. Might have to give it a try! I absolutely loved the maze runner seriesl!

  • I’m currently reading The Stand by Stephen King!

  • I have read all of Gillian Flynn’s books so far and I love her!

  • RedTagChicLA

    Thanks for the heads up -Happy Thursday!!


  • I haven’t read Gone Girl yet ( I know, I’m so behind!) but I’ve heard such great things about it and Gillian Flynn!

  • I liked Gone Girl, but I also really didn’t like it. I’m weird. It was brilliantly written. Sharp Objects is on my list next!

  • I LOVED the maze runner series! I know exactly what you mean with actually not being disappointed with the last book! I was very happy with how it ended. Gone girl is the next on my list!

  • Both of the Gillian Flynn books are at the top of my list to read right now – your review tells me which to pick first (I need one that’ll take 2 days to read – those are my favorite books). Amy Poehler’s book is on my list too! :)

  • I couldn’t decide whether I liked Sharp Objects or Dark Places better when I first read them (I read them in succession as well), but looking back I just LOVED Dark Places. It was so dark (pun intended).

    • You know, I enjoyed Sharp Objects better while I was reading it but thinking back, Dark Objects has stuck with me a bit more. Does that make sense?

      • Yes it does, because that’s exactly how I felt! :) I think I actually wrote in my Goodreads review for Sharp Objects that it was my favorite of her books, and then later I thought, “That’s not right. Dark Places was better.” Haha.

  • I love all of these reads! I’m still trying to finish my book! You would think I would have more time in Indonesia, and yet I still can’t finish a book lol

  • I’ll have to look up the Maze Runner, I’m trying to get back into reading more. I read both Sharp Objects and Dark Places, they were good but I think I liked Gone Girl best.

    • The Maze Runner series is pretty good. I think that you’ll like it if you’re into dystopian novels.

  • I just started reading Bossypants, and I love it (though I have to say that so far, I like Mindy’s book better!). Amy Poehler’s book looks like it’d be really good, too. Otherwise, I have a few classics I plan to read over winter break!

  • GAH!!! I loved all of Gillian Flynn’s books! After I read Gone Girl when it first came out I flew through her other books! Gone Girl is still my favorite!

  • Dark Places just came in the mail and I can’t wait to get started on it. Gillian Flynn needs to publish more books ASAP. :)