Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

(Image taken from google because I only have the kindle book)

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty; 458 pages


Big Little Lies is the culmination of events that led to the tragedy of trivia night. Madeline, Jane, and Celeste are three kindergarten moms who form a close bond after Jane moves to town. This book documents all of the events that led up to the night where everything went wrong. 

My thoughts:

Holy cow this book was good! 

My mom told me I should read this a year or two ago. I took a look at the cover and kinda shrugged it off, it didn’t look like my kind of book. But then I saw it was going to be an HBO series and I knew I was going to watch it because Reese Witherspoon so now I had to read the book. 

I’m so glad I finally decided to read it! I really enjoyed the way the story was told. You knew something bad was going to happen from chapter one but you don’t find out what actually happened until nearly the end. It’s such a unique way to tell a story and I really enjoyed it. I really liked how she detailed all the event leading up to the tragedy so you could try to work out who dies and who might be the one to do the killing. And I was pretty surprised by the ending too!

I also really enjoyed the characters. They all fit so well with the story. Madeline was definitely my favorite, which is surprising because she’s the type of character I usually don’t like. Jane was a good character too and you really feel for her during the book. Celeste was not one of my favorite characters but I always have trouble connecting to characters like hers. But they all worked so well together! 

I can’t wait to read another one of her books!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Goodreads Challenge: 25/105

Pop Sugar Challenge: A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read- contemporary/chick lit

Next review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo 

9 thoughts on “Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

    1. I read this book in about 2 days. It has short chapters which makes it really easy to get to and really easy to pick up and put down whenever you want. It definitely falls under the contemporary genre tag but it was the desire to know what happened at the end that kept me reading. I would say it will live up to your expectations. I went into it thinking it would be an okay book because I don’t read a lot of contemporary but I really enjoyed it!

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  1. This is one of my all time favorite books! I only saw the first episode of the mini-series because it was on an HBO free preview weekend, but now I don’t have access to HBO anymore. But, I’m kind of ok with it because I didn’t love the first episode. I think Reese Witherspoon is perfectly cast, but was kind of disappointed with most of the rest of it.

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    1. I think Shailene Woodley was well cast too, she fits the role the more I watch. But Reese Witherspoon was perfectly Cast! I’ve seen the first two episodes and it’s just okay. The acting is good but there are some changes that I’m not a huge fan of. I’m not going to judge it until I’ve seen the whole thing but I keep seeing guns everywhere in the show and it’s making me nervous that they changed the ending.
      The book was amazing though! I’m going to be reading more of her books now.

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  2. Great review! I love this book – this is my favorite Liane Moriarty book. Can’t wait to read it again someday. That ending surprised me SO much – never saw that coming, but as soon as it happened everything just fell into place and I thought it was perfect. I really loved the character of Madeleine and her relationship with her husband.

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    1. I agree with everything you just said lol it was such a good book and I’m looking forward to reading more of her books now! If they’re anything like this, style wise, I’m going to really enjoy reading her books.

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