reading reccommendations summer reads poolside books big little lies nest the good wife thrillers page turners

My reading habits have gone downhill pretty quickly as of late because by the time I sit down to relax I'm honestly just wanting to zone out and turn off my brain completely.  Insert HGTV and other mindless TV shows we've been watching in the evenings.  But, I did want to share three page turners I have read recently in case you're looking for a book to take with you on vacation or just wanting to pick up your next read! 

Nest by Terry Goodkind

I got this one as a Christmas gift and was excited to dive into a new book.  This one is set in Chicago,  has a little bit of mystery, suspense and action.  It starts out with a murder that exposes a much larger plot and some rather unsavory things about human nature.  The author dives deep into some of the details which made it a bit slow at times, but I found that I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to know how it ended!  I think I read somewhere that this one will become a series, and if so, I'm excited to read the sequels as well.

The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

I saw someone recommend this on snapchat as a quick, suspenseful read so I decided to download it to my Kindle.  Although this was not my favorite book on this list, I did find myself unable to put it down because I just had to figure out what happen to the main character.  I thought I had everything figured out several times throughout the book, but the ending did surprise me a bit!  This is the perfect book to read on the beach or while traveling this summer.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

When I picked this one up I found the receipt from when I bought it back in 2014.  Why it took me so long to read this book I have no idea because holy cow, it is so good!  They've recently turned this into a 7 part series on HBO and the cast (Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman) is what sparked me to pick up the book again.  It's the perfect mixture of mystery, crime and "small town" gossip.  Since finishing the book, Kyle and I have watched the series and while I loved the series, I think the book is much, much better!

Have you read any of these, if so, what do you think?  And always, send me your recommendations as I'm always looking for new books!