If you haven’t noticed, my borrowed book club has recently hit a wall. To fill this void, I’m writing a post of recommendations. These are the books I would borrow to you.
I didn’t love this book. With glowing recommendations from more than one friend, I had very high expectations for Nicola Yoon’s first novel. Unfortunately, the twist left me underwhelmed. However, this catalogue of Maddy's thoughts is very well written.
Carol is novel about falling in love. It’s almost impossible not to read it through a vintage lens, with its vignette burns and autumnal tones of brown and red. t’s cinematic, it’s beautiful, and it’s dramatic. Just like falling in love.
All The Bright Places is often compared to The Fault in Our Stars – as is almost every sad YA novel out there. The difference with this book? It’s everything TFIOS should have been. It’s heartfelt, it’s less pretentious, and the focus is on friendship.
I devoured it in a day. It’s a short, simple, summer read. Set almost exclusively over summers on a private island, the book is perfect for avoiding boredom as you lounge on the beach.
This book is a perfect read for the journey back home after some time in a big city. It reminds us to love our small homes despite their flaws.