I can think of very few things that feel as satisfying and wonderful as when you’ve been waiting patiently (or, in my case, impatiently) for a book and you finally read it and it’s everything you hoped it would be. With You Had Me at Hola, it was everything I hoped it would be and then some.
I haven’t actually gotten around to posting my wrap-ups for May and June but that’s mainly because I was in a pretty big reading slump for a couple of months. I barely read anything in both May and June (only 7 books total in 2 months). Thankfully, I was able to snap out of it in July and I ended up reading 21 books! And I found so many new favorites!
Jessica Goodman’s debut, They Wish They Were Us, is definitely one of the most interesting young adult thrillers I’ve read and tackles privilege and entitlement in a way I haven’t yet seen done before.
If you enjoy forced proximity and enemies-to-lovers, Romeantically Challenged, the first book in Marina Adair’s new When in Rome series, is a cute summer read.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown was one of the first books I ever reviewed when I started. As such, it holds a special place in my heart (don’t ask me why, but I just get sentimental about certain things), and the Brown sisters hold a special place in my heart. Take a Hint, Dani Brown has only cemented my love of Hibbert’s characters and this special series.
If you enjoy stories about family dynamics and large casts of characters, Amy Poeppel’s newest release, Musical Chairs, is for you.
I’ve been a huge Riley Sager fan ever since I read and loved Lock Every Door, so I was very excited when I heard that his newest release would be a horror/thriller with some serious The Haunting of Hill House and Amityville Horror vibes. Home Before Dark did not disappoint and this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Kate Stayman-London has burst onto the scene with her body positive, diverse, and razor-sharp romantic comedy debut, One to Watch. Equal parts romantic, funny, and vulnerable, this is the perfect summer rom-com.
Emily Henry’s new romantic comedy Beach Read is one of the best romances and books I’ve read in a long time. Keep reading for my review of this delightful, earnest, and special book!
Tash Skilton’s (writing duo Sarvenez Tash and Sarah Skilton) upcoming rom-com, Ghosting: A Love Story, is absolutely delightful, featuring all of the best elements of the genre without feeling too formulaic or tired. Ghosting will be out on May 26, 2020!