Most of the books that I give 5 stars to were ones that I just couldn’t put down. It’s so easy to just get so engrossed in a book and never want it to end! I wanted to include some of my most recent reads mainly because they’re the ones that are fresh in my mind haha.
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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
This book. I think I could talk about this for hours and hours. It was just everything that I wanted and so much more. I finished this last week and when I wasn’t reading it, it was all I could think of. It is genuinely one of the best thriller/mystery books that I have ever read. I have a review already up for this book which is here if you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts/ramblings on it.
The Exact Opposite of Okay & A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven
I’ve included both of these books because they were ones that I flew through. I’ve talked a lot about The Exact Opposite of Okay since I read it last year. It’s incredibly relevant, even more so with everything happening in America at the moment. But as well as the serious side, there’s so much humour. It’s impossible not to laugh at least once whilst reading these books. A Girl Called Shameless is the sequel to TEOO, and is equally amazing and even funnier I think! I’ll leave you with one of my favourite quotes – ‘if our knees were backwards, what would chairs look like?’
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I found this book so easy to fall into and I didn’t feel as though I spent much time reading it, if that makes sense. One minute I was at the beginning then the next I’d finished it! I was so invested in the characters and everything that was happening to them that it didn’t really feel like a book. It just felt as though the characters were telling me their story and I loved that.
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
This was another one which was so easy to fall into because once I started, I just couldn’t stop. Fairytales are one of my favourites and I really enjoyed seeing this new take on Beauty and the Beast. I wasn’t too sure if I was going to enjoy it or not because I think that Beauty and the Beast is quite an overdone tale, but I was so glad to see that this one takes it to a whole new place. I’m counting down the days until the sequel is released!
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
The mystery surrounding this book was what kept me going because I needed to know what happened. I felt like if I stopped reading, I’d miss an important detail so I managed to finish this one pretty quickly. I feel like the title really draws you in as well and it’s a theme that’s repeat throughout the whole book.