All of the books I've read in 2023 (so far)...
The perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon reading with a cup of coffee :)
Here are some of the books I've read this year so far with a short sentence to summarise my thoughts on each one. I've been really into thrillers this year and I've read a couple of really interesting ones!
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
This was a thought-provoking literary fiction with an interesting insight into racial bias and the boundaries of professional relationships.
The Maid by Nite Prose
A pretty low-stakes, murder-whodunit-cosy mystery with an insightful main character, but was a bit of a slog to get through at times.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
An engaging and well-written sci-fi/alternate world thriller and I really liked the first half of the book which contains a lot of hectic trippy, world-travelling storylines. However, by the end of the book, I didn't care who died/lived as I was sick of the life lesson that I was constantly slapped across the face with, which was- don't take your life for granted babes.
The One by John Mars
My favourite book from this year. It's a near future sci-fi/speculative fiction where there’s been one relatively believable advance in technology relating to online dating. Full of plot twists and scenarios to keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommend!
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
It's a slow-burn thriller/drama about a crime from the past that intertwines with the present. Great read for your summer holidays and highly entertaining.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
A charming, light-hearted read about found families but a bit too sweet for me. Also, I'm not the biggest fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope and I did find myself cringing at the meant to be 'steamy' make-out scenes. I have a cold heart, I know.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Ok look, I really tried with this one. I very much forced myself to like it but I ultimately did not finish this and found it did go on a bit. I'm not really an avid non-fiction reader though?
Housemaid by Freida McFadden
If you want a trashy, domestic thriller that will give you spine-tingling anxiety - then this book will deliver. Full of plot twists and shocking scenarios. Please check out trigger warnings before reading this book.
Please drop your book recommendations below :)