Recommending some of the books I’ve read recently

AKA I haven’t written reviews for these books and don’t know when that will happen but I really enjoyed them and think everyone should read them

Happy Monday, everyone! Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic (also Monthly Recommendations has been dead lately so).

Today I’m honestly just talking about the books I’ve read recently, because I think they’re good and everyone should read them.

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The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson: this book follows a new teacher and her high school students throughout the course of one year. My review of this was just posted on Friday so I won’t go into it too much, but I really enjoyed this book and thought it was highly entertaining.

Social Creatures by Tara Isabella Burton: I have recently discovered that I love books where one of the main characters rises and then falls again. Are they predictable? Yes. But I love them nonetheless. This is the book that helped me discover that, and I loved it. It was so entertaining and so much fun to read.

The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir: another book that was just really entertaining. I loved the characters in this book, and if you’re able to suspend your belief a little, it’s great. I highly recommend it if you want something fairly easy to read.

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney: I get the hype for this book. Being honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy it based on the first few chapters. I found it really slow to start. But, I ended up becoming really involved in the characters and I really enjoyed it in the end. So if this book is on your radar, I’d definitely recommend it.

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Night Film by Marisha Pessl: this thriller was vvv entertaining. In all honesty, I don’t think thrillers are for me. I just never find them thrilling and I find the characters are often lacking and they’re fairly predictable. But, there were some parts of this I really enjoyed, and I think someone who enjoys thrillers more than me could love this.

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont: this is a short story anthology by an Indigenous author that follows four Indigenous people throughout their life. I really enjoyed it and thought it was super interesting. The stories follow a more or less chronological progression, and it was really interesting to see the characters develop over time.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil: I posted my review for this recently, but I loved the setting and the characters in this book. It was super interesting (and it’s Canadian!). If you enjoyed The Night Circus, I think you’d love this book too.

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So those are some books I’ve read and loved recently that I think everyone should read! Have you read these? What were your thoughts? What books have you enjoyed recently? Let me know!

Ally xx


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12 thoughts on “Recommending some of the books I’ve read recently

  1. I have literally never heard of any of these books before. They sound good, though! When I’m in the mood for something totally new, I’ll come back and check out one of these 🙂

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