“A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life. When you first get to know it, it will give you excitement and adventure, and years later it will provide you with comfort and familiarity. And best of all, you can share it with your children or your grandchildren or anyone you love enough to let into its secrets.”
― Charlie Lovett, First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
I love an escape through a good book, but I love even more sharing my favorite reads with others for them to enjoy as well.
If you love getting lost in other worlds as much as I do, I hope you’ll relish reading some of these, as they were some of my favorites (in absolutely no particular order). Now grab a cozy spot, curl up and get reading 🙂
This book was so good – a definite page turner. BUT if you’re a person that likes the ending of your books to wrap all the loose ends up nicely, you might not love the ending of this one. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
Emily Henry quickly became one of my favorite authors this past year. Reading her writing is like reading actual thoughts that come out of my head. She’s the sarcastic, hilarious best friend everyone wants and all of that shines through in her stories. Her books, this one included, are quick, easy and oh-so entertaining. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
You don’t have to read Emily Henry’s book in order, but an added little fun bit if you do is that she brings back characters from previous books – so it’s always fun to try to spot where she throws them in. This was another super fast entertaining read that I couldn’t put down. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
Like the others, this book didn’t disappoint. Emily brought her dry, sarcastic and witty humor to the pages and I flew threw it and am hungrily awaiting her next! (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
Born and raised in the northeast, this book felt like coming home to me. It was fun, heartwarming and one I couldn’t stop reading. Linda Holmes, the author, also wrote Flying Solo, which was another fun, quick read. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
This was a total page turner for me. My heart was pounding through about half this book as I tried to figure out not only who was behind what was going on, but as the main character came out of her shell and came into her own. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
You needn’t have followed Michelle Zauner’s career to be interested in reading this. Her writing is purposeful, straight to the point and completely enveloping. I read this book in about 2 days – absolutely couldn’t put it down. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
This is book one of a 3 book series (there is also Us Against You and The Winners. I love a series, getting to watch the same characters grown and develop over the course. I’m often left thinking endlessly about what happened to the characters in a book when I’m finished, so a good series is right up my alley.
This whole series is heart-wrenchingly wonderful and I highly recommend it. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
As with Emily Henry, Taylor Jenkins Reid quickly became one of my favorite authors over the last year or so. This book was captivating in both a whodunit sense and investment in the characters created. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)
As someone who grew up playing a lot of competitive sports, this book really grabbed me. It perfectly captures the heart of a sport while also getting you wholly invested in the lives of the characters. (buy on amazon // support local bookshops)