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 readingThe Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris 

I recommend to everyoneThe Hunting Wives by May Cobb 

That was my favorite read last year, and whySuch A Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Writing so powerful and brilliant that I was floored. 

Whose author I would love to have lunch withGone Girl by Gillian Flynn

That made me realize language had powerMatilda by Roald Dahl 

I’d like to see adapted to the screenWhisper 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 coverDarling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel 

With the best opening lineThe 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 comingBehind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

 Want more Laurie Elizabeth Flynn? Read our featured interview with her on the release of her novel The Girls Are All So Nice Here!