Welcome to our Ten Book Challenge where our favorite authors share their “Book-It List”—a book bucket list with 10 of their most beloved and memorable reads—from the books with their favorite covers and best opening lines, to the reads they gift and the bookstores they frequent. This is a peek into your favorite authors’ perfect bowl of literary comfort food. We hope you discover something delicious!
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s adult fiction debut, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, has made her an author to watch in our book. The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a shocking psychological thriller about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.
In The Girls Are All So Nice Here, two former best friends, Ambrosia and Sully, return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it. It seems that the secrets of Ambrosia’s past—and the people she thought she’d left there—aren’t as buried as she’d believed. Alternating between the reunion and their freshman year of college, this read will hook you at the first page.
The book …..
I last bought/am currently reading: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
I recommend to everyone: The Hunting Wives by May Cobb
That was my favorite read last year, and why: Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Writing so powerful and brilliant that I was floored.
Whose author I would love to have lunch with: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
That made me realize language had power: Matilda by Roald Dahl
I’d like to see adapted to the screen: Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
That made me laugh out loud—or cry—while reading it: Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (I’ll never look at an eggplant emoji the same way!)
That has the most gorgeous cover: Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
With the best opening line: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Bookstore that I frequent/is my favorite: Chapters Indigo in South London
Bonus: The book with the most mind-blowing twist I didn’t see coming: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough