Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently

AKA me being very, very late with my reviews.

Hello, gals and pals! Happy Valentines Day!

In the spirit of love, today I have some more mini reviews for you, this time of three five-star books that I loved. I often struggle to write these types of reviews because I don’t have much more to say other than “it was well-written and I loved it”. But I tried with these, so here they are!

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: ★★★★★

I,,,,, love this book so much. It took me nine months to write this (rather short) review because I genuinely have nothing more to say other than “I love it, it’s well written, please read it.” I think this book is far superior to Ng’s other book, Little Fires Everywhere, which I loved, so that’s saying something. It just seemed so real and honest. If you’re a fan of character-driven stories, this is the one for you. It’s 100% a character study, and I loved it. The ending is heartbreaking in the best way possible. This is the book I now refer to as my favourite book, which has never happened before.

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: ★★★★★

I’m so glad I finally read this book. It’s so many things I love: it’s well-written, it has interesting settings, it takes place over a long period of time, it has some satisfying coincidences. It’s just so good and so interesting. The characters are all great. It’s written like a series of vignettes about different people in successive generations, which I thought really worked. You could intuit what happened to the previous character based on what happened to the next generation, which I enjoyed. There were a few characters I wish we got more time with, but that’s my only complaint about this book. If you’re a fan of historical fiction or if you want to read about Ghana, I’d highly recommend it.

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: ★★★★★

This book was everything I wanted, and I understand the hype. It was just so cute and so sweet and so fluffy. I loved it. This review is going to be very short because that’s all I really have to say. I loved Alex and Henry, and all the side characters. I loved all of their dynamics. I love the enemies to lovers trope, and I thought it worked so well in this book. There were so many scenes I loved, and I want to reread this book over and over again.

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So there are three mini reviews of my gushing about books I loved. Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know!

Ally xx

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15 thoughts on “Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently

  1. Great reviews! I’m so glad you loved all of these. Homegoing was one of my top reads of the year when I read it, and I’m currently reading (and really enjoying!) Red White and Royal Blue! Little Fires is on my TBR, and seeing it ranked up with two others I really like is definitely motivating!

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      1. I really liked RW&RB! I had a few small issues of things that seemed unrealistic, but I was mainly in it for the escapism so those didn’t bother me much. It was such a fun, heart-warming read! I’m already looking forward to McQuiston’s next book!

        And thank you! 🙂

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