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!
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.
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.
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.
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!