Bookish Item| Last Year I Was Reading #3

It’s been almost four months since I’ve done a Last Year I Was Reading post, so I’d say it’s time again! It’s always fun to look back on what I was reading and if it’s anything like what I’m reading now.

I discovered Last Year I Was Reading on Cozy with Books. This meme was originally created by Reading Maria and started off on Instagram! Let’s check out what this is all about an what I was reading last year!

What I (and you!) do is:

Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to?

Once again I’m very grateful for my spreadsheet that tracked all of my 2020 reading. I always read multiple books at once, so I grabbed the book I started closest to the day I’m typing this now. So let’s take a look!

Last Year I Was Reading: Nobody Knows But You – Anica Mrose Rissi

Maybe a killer only looks like a killer in the moment just before, during, or after.

Maybe a liar, a good one, never shows it.

Kayla is still holding on to Lainie’s secrets.

After all, Lainie is Kayla’s best friend. And despite Lainie’s painful obsession with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and the ways he has tried to come between them, friends don’t spill each other’s secrets. They don’t betray each other’s trust.

The murder at the end of the summer doesn’t change all that.

Besides—Kayla knows that the truth is not the whole story.


I’m Currently Reading: That Weekend – Kara Thomas

Three best friends, a lake house, a secret trip – what could go wrong?

It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours.

Three went up the mountain, but only one came back.

Now everyone wants answers – most of all, Claire. She remembers Friday night, but after that… nothing. And now Kat and Jesse – her best friends – are missing.

That weekend changes everything.

What happened on the mountain? And where are Kat and Jesse? Claire knows the answers are buried somewhere in her memory, but as she’s learning, everyone has secrets – even her best friends. And she’s pretty sure she’s not going to like what she remembers.


Comparing the Books:

It’s actually fun to be able to say that Nobody Knows But You and That Weekend are pretty similar. Both of these are YA thrillers and both have events that take place during the summer. To be honest both of these books also have me trying to figure everything out as the story goes and I honestly just don’t know who to believe.

I feel like every year around this year my mood changes when it comes to the books I want to read. I seem to enjoy the dark and mysterious books when fall is near. My favorite thing about these books is that I don’t want to put them down once I pick them up. Both of these definitely caught my attention to the start and are really hard to stop.

To be honest I wasn’t able to figure out what was going on in Nobody Knows But You right away. I did have an idea, but I didn’t guess until near the end. That Weekend is definitely the same. I have a few suspects and an idea of what could’ve happened, but the author keeps changing my mind every so often. I’ll definitely be reading more thrillers in the next few weeks.


What were you reading last year? Is it anything like what you’re reading now? If you can’t remember what you were reading last year I’d love to hear about your current book. Let me know in the comments!

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