Reading is a big part of my life, and I am always on the hunt for new books to read. While watching the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago, I heard about a new HBO series that was winning big that night. Big Little Lies is a new series that is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. I decided that before I watched the series that stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, I would read the book.
I have read Liane Moriarty before, so I knew that her books are popular and easy to read. Big Little Lies did not disappoint. The book is set in Australia and surrounds the lives of families whose children are starting kindergarten.
I like her reading style because she begins the book by hinting at a death that takes place at a school fundraiser, then she proceeds to tell you about the months leading up to the night of the fundraiser. It keeps you hooked because you want to find out who died and how they are killed.
Big Little Lies is filled with exploring relationships between the characters in the book. Mother/child relationships. Wife/husband relationships. Ex-Spouses and their new spouses. Kindergarten parents. These interactions all lead to a web of secrets and lies that ends with the death of one of the characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Big Little Lies. Now that I finished the book, I can’t wait to rent the HBO series and see how it compares. I like to read first and watch second. Do you like reading the book or watching the movie first?