Standalone Sunday || 2.19.17

Happy Sunday, folks! I hope everyone is getting their readin’ on today! Time for some more Standalone Sunday recommendations. One of my favorite parts of the week. Let’s see what recommendations we’ve got for us today, shall we?


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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 tons of 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!


sharpobjectsSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.


Sharp Objects is one of those books you’ll never forget! It’s creepy and mysterious, with strange characters that you’ll grow to love reading about. I haven’t read many Gillian Flynn books, but this is absolutely one of my favorites of hers. If you haven’t read this one yet, you need to asap! It’s unforgettable.

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Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Susan @ Susan Loves Books | Azia @ The Uncharted Word | Lois @ Lois Reads Books | Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. | Sinead @ Less Reality, More Books | Beth @ Reading Every Night | Anna @ My Bookish Dream | Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm Didi @ Didi Oviatt | Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews | Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo


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!

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70 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday || 2.19.17

  1. Great pick for this week Megan. I haven’t read any books by Gillian Flynn, though everyone seems to love her book Gone Girl, obviously that is a incredibly hyped book at the moment, but it’s kind of nice to see you featuring one that isn’t as popular as her other release. It’s great this one is a favourite of yours but I think it’s a little too creepy for me, I’m a wimp when it comes to things like this. Still great pick! 🙂

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      1. When I first read this one, there was a whole lot of hype surrounding Gone Girl, which is why I made the decision to read this one first… but you’re right! I loved this one, so I’m sure I would love Gone Girl too! I also loved Dark Places. But still need to read The Grownup. That one sounds awesome too!!

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      2. Seems like you made the right decision then, and I guess this way you could judge her other book on the writing, the story, etc and not the hype that was floating around for it. I’m sure you’ll love Gone Girl, the hype seems to have died down a little so maybe that’ll help! 😀

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  2. I have read Gone Girl and read it when the hype was still pretty high, usually I try not to because I think my expectations were to high. I do plan on reading her other books, and I have been told sharp objects is her best so maybe that’s where I will go next.

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      1. I completely forgot about The Grown Up! That’s the only one I haven’t read yet.. it’s so short that I kind of felt bad spending my money on it.. I still want to read it though. I actually started with Gone Girl (before the big hype) and read the others after.

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  3. I haven’t read any Gillian Flynn book just yet, not even Gone Girl, but this one sounds really interesting! I’d love to add more thrillers to my TBR. Might have to add this one. Thanks for sharing this one, Megan! 😀

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  4. This is a great weekly feature Megan! I just created a post for this coming Sunday. Finally plan ahead before it is too late like every week that passed..lol.. I haven’t read this book yet. I will add it to my TBR 🙂

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