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Free Gillian Flynn Book with Birchbox Purchase!

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Free Gillian Flynn Book with Birchbox PurchaseThe new Birchbox Book bonus offer is out! This month you can get one of these three Gillian Flynn books free with your Birchbox purchase of $35 of more. (And don’t forget to get your free Mystery Sample Pack!)

Details: Get one of these books for free when you spend $35+ on any full-size product(s) in the Birchbox Shop. Just enter a code at checkout to get the book of your choice: BBGONEGIRL for Gone Girl, BBDARKPLACES for Dark Places, and BBSHARPOBJECTS for Sharp Objects. Limit one per cart. Cannot be combined with other offers. In order to return any item in your order, you must also return the book.

I read Gone Girl and couldn’t put it down, so I’m going to take advantage of this offer to try out another one of her books. If you’ve read Dark Places and/or Sharp Objects, let me know what you recommend!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. Sharp Objects is good but very depressing. I really enjoyed Dark Places. That one was WEIRD, but also very good.

  2. Am I alone in thinking this is a huge bummer? My book club read Gone Girl and we all hated it. I am not a fan of hers AT ALL. I wish they’d chosen multiple authors. I’m definitely not adding on this month.

  3. I read all three and I am now a huge fan of Gillian Flynn! I would say Dark Places, while a dark book, keeps the reader interested more so than Sharp Objects. Both are good, dark, and twisty books but Dark Places keeps you on your toes. Dark Places is similar to Gone Girl in the way the narration is told, you have two points of view – present day and the past. For anyone that is new to Gillian Flynn, I would definitely tell them to go with Gone Girl, Dark Places, and lastly, Sharp Objects. Either way you go, you will NOT be disappointed, especially if you liked Gone Girl and already have an idea of Flynn’s writing style.

  4. Thank you for this reminder that these books were available this month. I had been wanting to read these and think they are perfect for my October reading list. I divided my BirchBox order into 3 orders to meet the requirements and added a mystery sample pack to each. Decided to save my points this time since the holiday special editions will be here soon.

  5. I’ve read all 3 of Gillian Flynn’s books and LOVED them all. They’re pretty dark and have lots of twists to them. But Gone Girl was my favorite.

  6. Read all three – Dark Places was actually my favorite, though I think Gone Girl was the most accessible.

  7. Since Gone Girl had the most annoying ending ever (not only my opinion), I sure can’t recommend anything else Flynn has written.

    • The “annoying” ending was the whole point of the book. It’s a marriage metaphor 🙂

  8. Based on all the comments I don’t know if I want to get Dark Places or Sharp Objects it’s a tough call, I’am not going to get Gone Girl cause I can just go to the movies and see that.

  9. I thought all three were excellent. I’m actually teaching Gone Girl in my women’s literature class!

  10. I’ve read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects. I liked Gone Girl better. I could see the ending of Sharp Objects coming from quite a ways away, while I didn’t think Gone Girl was predictable at all.

  11. Gone Girl was my favorite followed closely by Sharp Objects. I highly recommend Sharp Objects. Dark Places is very dark, and the conclusion somewhat far-fetched in my opinion.

    My husband and I are going to go see Gone Girl this weekend. Can’t wait!

  12. After reading all this comments, Im so heading to the kindle store.

  13. I read all three books and they are so good! Took me a little while to get into dark places- definitely a bit darker than Gone Girl but they’re all so good and have crazy twists. I’m hoping to see the movie sometime this week after my friend finishes the book. I was hoping the October popsugar box would have tickets for the movie like they did to one a few years ago but it’s takint too long to ship! Oh well. The Previews for the movie look great!

  14. Sharp Objects made my skin crawl. Not in a good way. Blarf, just thinking about it…

  15. I love Gone Girl (Just saw the movie last night, also incredible). Dark Places is definitely dark but really good. I haven’t read Sharp Objects yet so I’ll be picking that up.

  16. I couldn’t put the book down as well, and just saw the movie yesterday. They did a great job translating it to film, though some friends were overwhelmed by all the flashbacks & unrelenting plot twists (easier to follow in the book). Thank goodness I read it in advance as I had to run to the bathroom twice…darn those drink service theaters 😉

  17. I will be placing an order. I want to see Gone Girl too. I don’t know if I should read the book first or watch the movie first.

    • Definitely read the book first! 🙂

  18. I’ve read all 3, and I will say that I thought Dark Places was reeeeally dark, even in comparison to Gone Girl. I still really enjoyed it, and liked Sharp Objects a lot too. Sharp Objects is my least favorite of the 3 but all three are page-turners that I just couldn’t put down!

    • Thanks for letting me know – maybe I just need to place two separate orders and buy both books! Have you seen the Gone Girl movie yet? I’m hoping to see it this week.

      • I saw it Sunday and I thought it was mostly true to the book. It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end, even though I knew the story!! I hope you get to see it soon!

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