Luckiest Girl Alive – Can we please stop calling books “the next Gone Girl?” This was not the next Gone Girl and that description actually makes me NOT want to read a book. Yes, there is a reveal later in the book like GG, but it’s not a surprise. You know there is information that you don’t have and you’re just waiting for that information to be revealed. I thought this was fine, but it did not blow me away.
Cinder – I started to describe this book to my husband as a retelling of Cinderella, but in the future where Cinderella is a cyborg and that’s where I lost him. Yes, that sounds insane, but I’m two books into the series and really enjoying the story.
Scarlet – The second book in the Lunar Chronicles series suffers from what a lot of second books in multi-part series suffer from and that is a lot of connecting two stories without much else happening. There is some progress of the plot, but there’s also a lot not much happening. I still enjoyed this book and I’m still looking forward to the next one.
The Nest – Sometimes when the entire internet is reading the same book it’s for a good reason. I loved this family drama, more than I thought I would. There were moments when I felt the same way I did when reading The Goldfinch, wanting to scream at everyone to stop making bad choices, but ultimately this book worked for me.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – First of all the audio of this is narrated by Lin Manuel Miranda and that is reason enough to immediately download this book. I think his reading really elevated this story for me, but I likely would have loved it all the same.
Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins does YA romance really well. If you’re going to read this I recommend starting with Anna and the French Kiss, but it would be totally fine if you didn’t do that. (Just beware that there will be mild spoilers about the Anna story if you read this first.)
The Knockoff – Described as Devil Wears Prada-esque and I would agree with that, although DWP is still one of my favorite rereads. This was fun – excellent for a beachy vacation or just sitting in an air conditioned house.
I am currently midway through The Wrath and the Dawn, Bellweather Rhapsody and The Weekenders, all depending on my mood and I have a huge stack from the library that I’m hoping to get through soon! Please tell me what you’re reading and loving as my to-read list always needs new additions.