5 on Friday | Bookshelf Edition

Happy February! For my Friday Five today, I'm sharing five books that I'm super excited to dive into...

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are the authors of The Wife Between Us, one of my favorite reads of 2018. An Anonymous Girl is their new release, and I am so hoping it lives up to their first book! 

Amazon Synopsis:

Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shields’s experiments blurs.
Dr. Shields seems to know what Jess is thinking… and what she’s hiding.
Jessica’s behavior will not only be monitored, but manipulated. 
Caught in a web of attraction, deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

The Home Edit is my very favorite account to follow on Instagram (@thehomeedit). They are amazing home organizers based out of Nashville, and every time one of their photos pops up in my feed it makes me all sorts of happy. Where as Marie Kondo gives more of a spiritual way-of-life approach to organizing, The Home Edit gives the logistical (these are the bins you need to use, these are the categories you need in your pantry, etc.). I took The Home Edit's advice and added these magazine dividers to my closet to organize my purses - they worked perfectly and now it's so easy to see them all and grab which one I want.

Plus, The Home Edit is a proponent of the Marie Kondo shirt folding method (which is actually one of the practical parts of her book).

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals is their first book, and it's already skyrocketed to the top of Amazon. I love the idea of having those beautiful inspirational photos printed and not just on my Instagram (I think the book would also make a great gift!). 

We have gone through the first three Harry Potter books as a family in just one month, and now I'm afraid our little guy is going to go through HP withdrawal (we're waiting until he's older to introduce the last four). In the meantime, I ordered Quidditch Through the Ages to keep the Harry Potter magic alive. It looks to be more of an expository type novel, just giving information on the wizard world sport of Quidditch rather than telling a narrative, but I think Parker is going to love it just the same (especially since the Quidditch matches are one of his favorite parts of the books!).

I had actually ordered Nine Perfect Strangers way back in December but was too sick to start it (and then totally forgot about it). With Moriarty's popularity, I'm actually surprised I haven't read any reviews on the book yet or seen anyone posting about it. 

Amazon Synopsis:

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?
It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

And finally, a Reese's Book Club recommendation: The Other Woman. Reese has yet to lead me astray, and this book seems to totally follow my love of psychological thrillers. I'm actually planning to listen to this one on a long drive I have coming up (my first time doing an audio book!). 

What's on your bookshelf? Has anyone read any of these picks? 


  1. I have An Anonymous Girl on my nightstand waiting to be read! I really enjoyed the audiobook version of The Other Woman. I thought it was a little slow in places but the ending more than made up for it. Totally shocked me!

  2. I just finished An Anonymous Girl. I still think I love the Wife Between Us more but it was a great read. I also love the Home Edit. Their show was hysterical and I love their instastories.

  3. I thought nine perfect strangers was very odd, not terrible, but not as good as her others for sure. the other woman fell flat for me to sorry to be a downer ! i ordered the new jane harper book and have my fingers crossed for that one. i also read lying in wait and in her bones and both were good, in her bones was very very good !

  4. I love a good thriller. I'll have to check out An Anonymous Girl and The Other Woman. I liked The Wife Between Us!

  5. The Home Edit looks like a book and Instagram page that I would enjoy. I've been working on de-cluttering my life for the last few months and I now have organizational systems in place for most areas of my home, but I could always use more tips!

  6. I was so disappointed in nine perfect strangers!! I wanted to like it but just didn’t. Curious to see what you think??


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