11 Books to Fill Your Big Little Lies Void

Did you loooove Big Little Lies and now feel empty inside because you don’t even know if HBO will give us a second season?

Yeah, us too. At least we have this list of 11 gut-twisting, hair-pulling, OMG novels that will fill that Reese Witherspoon–sized hole in your heart.

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty

If you haven’t already read the book, definitely start there so you can be immediately sucked back into the lives of Madeline, Celeste, and Jane, and all the lies they tell themselves just to get by.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

By E. Lockhart

This one has it all—a beautiful and distinguished family, a private island, a group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive, a revolution, an accident, a secret. Lies on lies on LIES.

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen M. McManus

Five students walk into detention. There’s the brain, beauty, criminal, outcast, and athlete. (Breakfast Club vibes, anyone?) But one of them doesn’t walk out. What happened in that room after school? Why aren’t the kids talking to the police? How far will you go to get out of high school alive? Give me that juicy drama.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher

Clay comes home to find 13 cassette tapes made by a classmate who committed suicide. Each tape reveals how badly Hannah was bullied by her friends and classmates. Emotional, intense, and makes us think. Bonus: this one you can read AND binge-watch! Thanks, Netflix.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

This thriller lives up to the hype. Plus, the movie stars Emily Blunt, and we <3 her. Rachel takes the same train every day, passing by the same places, and sees the same couple on the same porch. Then she sees something she shouldn’t and reports it to the police. Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Dun-dun-dun . . .

Bone Gap

Bone Gap

By Laura Ruby

When a beautiful young girl named Roza goes missing, no one in her town is surprised or concerned. But one boy knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember, and he has to convince the world he knows the truth.

The Girl in the Picture

The Girl in the Picture

By Alexandra Monir

Nicole Morgan is the shy kid at Oyster Bay Prep. Yes, she’s friends with the most popular girl at school, but that means nothing. Chace Porter is the hottest guy in school. He’s also dead in the woods. What’s the connection between the guy everyone loved and the girl they forgot existed?

The Safest Lies

The Safest Lies

By Megan Miranda

Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of fear, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her—Kelsey. Kelsey keeps a low profile until her mother goes missing and she is forced to face her worst fears—because someone is coming for her.

The End of Our Story

The End of Our Story

By Meg Haston

Bridge and Wil went from being kids playing on the beach together to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. A year after Bridge breaks Wil’s heart, his family suffers a violent loss and Bridge rushes back to his side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. As the fierce current of tragedy threatens to pull them under, they must learn how to swim on their own—or risk drowning together.

Antisocial

Antisocial

By Jillian Blake

Someone has hacked the social accounts of the students at Alexandria Prep. Photos and more have been published everywhere. No one and nothing is safe. Amazing book, but this would be our worst nightmare IRL.

Little Monsters

Little Monsters

By Kara Thomas

A new girl with a troubled past moves in with her dad and his perfect new family in a small town. This is the ideal setup for all kinds of drama, and it delivers BIG time. Unfortunately, we have to wait a little while for this one, but it makes the list because just thinking about it gives us chills.

Which one sounds most appealing to you? Tag us on social @GetUnderlined to let us know how you’re filling your Big Little Lies void.


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