Standalone Sunday :: 10/30/16

Hi, guys! I’m a bit late with this post today, but better late than never I always say. I was pretty happy to see a few fellow bloggers participating in this meme today. Thanks, guys! You all put a huge smile on my face.


Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!


19486412-1Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

I chose Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty this week because this is a standalone novel that I absolutely LOVED! The way Moriarty represents schoolyard scandal is so realistic and truly believable. It’s a drama-filled novel filled with excitement and “oh my God’s”. I highly recommend this novel if you haven’t read it yet!


Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Lara @ The Heathen

Sarah @ A Little Readers Blog

Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles

Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo

Kaytlyn @ Bohemian Bookworm

Gretchen @ Chic Nerd Reads

Misty @ Misty’s Book Space

Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf

Sammie @ One Bookish Girl

Chantal @ Disappear Into Books

Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!


66 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday :: 10/30/16

  1. The world needs more standalones! This is such a great feature, Megan. I’ve heard a ton of good things from my coworkers about Liane Moriarty (I work at a library) but I haven’t picked up one of her books yet. I recommend The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, it’s a YA standalone inspired by dark fairy tales. Very creepy and beautifully written! 🙂

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  2. I’m in! I don’t know how on earth I missed your meme !?! 😀
    I admire you for doing your own meme 🙂 I have an idea for a tag and I’m to chicken to do it hehe – fear of people not liking it/being interested.

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