10 Books To Read If You Liked “Big Little Lies”

Who here couldn’t put down “Big Little Lies“? I’m raising my hand. In fact, I love, love, love Liane Moriarty! Her writing style just sort of meshes with my reading tastes. If you liked the book, the series isn’t half bad either and that’s not just me talking…they cleaned up pretty nicely at Sunday’s Emmy Awards! Chances are you also really like “Gone Girl” and you might have also liked “The Girl On The Train“. I’ll be honest – I liked Gone Girl a heck of a lot more than Girl On The Train, but that’s neither here nor there. They were both pretty good! I’ll be honest – I love a good psychological thriller. Anything that really gets me thinking and the cranial blood pumping. Anyone else feel the same way? I figured that since there might be a few of you out there, I would share 10 books to read if you like “Big Little Lies”.

10 Books To Read If You Liked "Big Little Lies" - Communikait by Kait Hanson

I ordered all of these off Amazon, because you can get such great deals on their used book selections! I love the library here, but the wait time for popular books is always several weeks long and I’m not a patient person. #realtalk

1. The Husband’s Secret

2. Sharp Object

3. The Breakdown

4. Dark Places

5. The Couple Next Door

6. Behind Closed Doors

7. The Girl In The Window

8. The Accident

9. Watch Me Disappear 

10. Everything We Keep

Have you read any of these? Which was your favorite? And better yet – do you have any recommendations for me?!

I think from this list, my favorite was “Behind Closed Doors”, mostly because it was so unexpected, I would have never suspected the ending and it kept me guessing the entire time. My second favorite would be “Sharp Objects” for the same reasons, plus I have loved ALL of Gillian Flynn’s books. If I’m being honest, “Gone Girl” was my least favorite based on all the other ones she has written!

10 Books To Read If You Liked "Big Little Lies" - Communikait by Kait Hanson

September 19, 2017


  • I loved Big Little Lies but I hates Gone Girl. It took me 3 times to finally read the whole thing and it was so boring and predictable haha

    • Kait

      I think you either loved or hated Gone Girl. I loved it, Dane hated it. He loved the movie, I hated it. Too funny! That said, if you DO like psychological thrillers, definitely check out Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I know it’s the same author, but it’s a totally different (way more twisted) concept.

  • I really liked Behind Closed Doors too. I’m on a real thriller kick right now too! I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley were also good.

    • Kait

      Ohh I haven’t read either of those! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Liane Moriarty is my serious guilty pleasure reading, and I thought Big Little Lies was very interesting in how it was sort of a suburban everyday story, but with this mystery/dark undercurrent but also this sort of satirical tone. Her Truly, Madly, Guilty had a similar feel to me. Have you read Paula Hawkins’ new book, Into the Water? Slightly different tone than Moriarty, but similar undercurrents of something going on that you can’t put down the book because you want to find out. It’s quite different from Girl on the Train and I thought it was way better. Also I think I already mentioned I Found You, but I think that one fits into this category too. Into the Water is better though in my opinion. And now I’m off to see if my library has Everything We Keep, as I’ve never heard of it but sounds right up my alley as well!

    • Kait

      RIGHT?! ME TOO! Why is she so, so good?! I love her and want to be her BFF. When that happens, I’ll give you a call so we can go on lunch dates and chat about all the things we love. In the meantime – I have Truly Madly Guilty on order from Amazon because the library here is sooo slowwww. I’d be waiting until next spring. It’s gotten mixed bag reviews, so I feel happy hearing you compare it to the likes of her other work. Girl On The Train was a bit of a miss for me – I just don’t know why? I did love The Woman In Cabin 10, though, if you’ve not read that one. Into The Water I haven’t read so going to add that to my Amazon List now. Amazon is like my guilty pleasure, whenever I get a gift card I load it in there and fill up my cart with books! HAHA

      • Yeah, I’m not sure what’s up with the mixed reviews for Truly, Madly, Guilty. Definitely most comparable to Big Little Lies than to her other stuff, so hopefully that means you’re on the “pro” side of this one 🙂 And I’m lucky to still have my Cincinnati library card, because they have a really good e-book selection. I still have to wait a while for the most recent releases, but it’s not terrible – especially when I always have so many requests in for things I want to read, there’s always at least one ebook I can get my hands on (so to speak).

  • I lovedddddd The Husband’s Secret! Have you read All The Missing Girls?

    • Kait

      So did I! I did and honestly..I still am! I just cannot get into it. I’m still on the part where she’s going through her childhood home and the police are questioning the dad. I read a page here and there, but I don’t know what it is..I can’t do it! Tell me it gets better?!

  • Jen

    Big Little Lies is absolutely incredible! I tend to read to just waste time (I know that’s terrible to say) but I couldn’t put this book down.

    • Kait

      You would probably love The Husband’s Secret or The Hypnotist’s Love Story as well!

  • Jamie

    The Marriage Lie is SO GOOD! Miss you, BB.

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