I have read so many good books lately. Of course, I’ve read some ehh or pure awful books, too. But the good ones have been really good. Here are some of them, for your TBR-adding pleasure!
5 of My Favorite Books Since I Started Blogging
1. The Last to See Me by M. Dressler
Ahh, this book was so good. It’s a story of a haunted house, but from the viewpoint of the ghost herself. So different and so interesting. And perfect for Halloween. Read it, I’m telling you!
2. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Richard Perry joins the Army during the chaos of the Vietnam war after his plans for college fall through. He leaves behind his gentle younger brother and alcoholic single mother in Harlem, NY. Upon arriving in Vietnam, Richie’s not sure what to expect. Soon, he sees the war up close for himself. The blood, brutality, panic, and terror. He forms deep friendships with the men he fights beside and has good reason to wonder if he’ll ever make it back to Harlem alive.
I’ve never recommended a book as much as I have recommended this one. I cried reading this multiple times. It’s incredibly powerful.
3. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The new school year is starting. We follow the stories of three kindergarten mothers, each far more complicated than first impressions might give.
Ahh, this book! It’s been really hyped so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was so much deeper than I thought it would be. So good.
4. If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
Sadie Blue is pregnant and newly married to an mean, abusive moonshiner. Life is undoubtedly hard. Not only for her, but for all the people who live in the North Carolina mountain town of Baines Creek. Everyone in the town, from Sadie’s grandmother to the new schoolteacher, have secrets to keep and a past that won’t stop following them.
I love me some Southern fiction and this fit the bill perfectly. If you want a taste of the timelessness of the Appalachians, I recommend this book. I really enjoyed it.
5. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Vasya lives with her family in wild, frosty northern Russia. She is a fierce, precocious girl who loves hearing the stories her elderly nurse tells about the spirits who protect their home and lands. She has a connection to these spirits like no one else. That is, until her father gets remarried to Anna, a woman whose entire life is driven by fear. As Anna discourages her new family and town to spurn these primitive spirits, she does not realize the danger she is bringing to their doors: a danger that only Vasya can save them from.
Russia, magic, snow, a strong female main character. So good. I’m planning on recommending this book to my book club because I have so many thoughts. It’s definitely worthy of a reread.
So there you go! Go forth and fill your TBRs! These are all worth reading ASAP. 🙂
Tell me, though: Have you read any of these books? Have you been meaning to?
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