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Sooo I know this is kind of late, but I still wanted to share it with you. Today I’m talking about the favorite books I read this past Winter – which was full of great reads!

Most of these were 5-star reads, but there are also a couple of 4-stars. All of them were read during the months of December-March. Let’s get started!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi


You’re probably tired of me talking about Tahereh Mafi’s books, but I can’t stop! 😁

This one is the fourth book in her Shatter Me series and, to my surprise, I actually thought it was better than the previous books – and that’s saying a lot!

I thought the character development was very well-done, and the plot was rather intriguing and addictive, so I read it in no time!

I have a full review of it, so if you want you can read it here.

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


This is one of the best thrillers I have ever read, by far. It follows two women who are connected by one man: one is his ex-wife and the other one is his fiancée.

The plot itself makes it seem like a normal book – a dramatic romance, even. However, there are great, intriguing elements and plot twists that I would have never seen coming, which made this an amazing and surprising read.

I’ve also just learned that this will be coming out in Portugal this month, and I am SO EXCITED about it!!!! Now the people who watch my Youtube channel will finally be able to read this book that I won’t shut up about 😂

I’ve also reviewed this one – you can read the post here.

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor


Another amazing thriller, this one with It and Stranger Things vibes. Don’t get me wrong: there are no monsters or sci-fi elements in this one. What reminded me of those two was the fact that we follow a group of kids in the 80’s that get themselves into trouble.

Then, we see them as adults, and how they turned out to be after the traumatic events that took place. It’s a great mystery with a cold and creepy atmosphere, and with a deliciously dark revelation.

Read my full review here.

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Her Every fear by Peter Swanson


I had heard wonders about Peter Swanson’s books, so when I had the opportunity to buddy-read this one with a booktube friend, I had to take it. Needless to say, I was not disappointed!!

Her Every Fear follows Kate, who temporarily trades houses with her cousin. When she gets to his house in Boston, she finds out that there has been a murder next door to her. Throughout the book, we read from different perspectives as we try to figure out what happened to Audrey, the girl that was killed.

A rather suspenseful read, full of messed-up characters who do messed-up things. I read it pretty quickly, and I would’ve read it even more quickly if I wasn’t trying to keep the same pace as my friend!

Full review here!

★★★★☆ 4/5 stars

O Diário Oculto de Nora Rute by Mário Zambujal


The first book by a Portuguese book that I fully read – and boy was I off to a good start!!

Unfortunately, this one hasn’t been translated into English, but I still wanted to mention it. It’s written in a diary format, so it’s a very short and quick read.

It’s the story of Nora Rute, a girl in her early 20’s, and her life through the different events that took place in 1969 Portugal.

Although I wasn’t alive back then, I saw a lot of the things my grandparents told me about their younger years pictured in this book. That was definitely something that made me enjoy it even more, and I now hold it near and dear to my heart because it reminds me of my grandparents, whom I love very much 💕

★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

aca95806-61b9-4748-a36b-5e4e09a1c114Last, but not least, we have an amazing psychological thriller. This has one of the most intriguing premises I’ve ever read:

Annie has had to start a new life – brand new family, brand new home, brand new self. Why? Because her mother is a serial killer, and she turned her in. Now, she has to hide so that the press doesn’t harass her since she’s the daughter of a monster – and the only one who can testify against her.

Isn’t that an amazing plot? I loved this book! Dark, gripping and full of messed up characters – emotionally messed up, and some of them even mentally ill. What more could I ask for in a thriller?

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that I felt there was something missing. I can’t put my finger on it, but it wasn’t at the same level as some of the other books I mentioned in this post so it wouldn’t be fair to give it the same rating. However, if Ali Land can give us a debut like this, I can’t wait for what she’ll do next!! 😊

Click here for my full review.

★★★★☆ 4/5 stars

So those are my favorite books I read during the past season. I hope you enjoy this post – I’m already looking forward to my Spring favorites! 🌿

What are your Winter favorites? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post♡

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