Dopesick – Beth Macy // This was an eye-opening book about opioid addiction, and how people get addicted, and how inefficient the process for trying to get them into recovery, but also the pull of the drugs. There are some really sad personal stories, which I think only added to the greatness of this book. Read it if this is your thing.
Not That Bad – Roxane Gay // A compilation of stories about the rape culture we currently live in. A few of the stories are super graphic and hard to read, but I feel it necessary in this day. The stories range from women, to men, to transgender, cisgender, spanning all sorts of relationships and feelings.
Goodbye, Vitamin – Rachel Khong // I loved this book so much. I related so much to the main character and her train of thinking. The book centers around a daughter and her dad who has dementia, and their relationship as he deteriorates. Loved every minute of this.
milk and honey – rupi kaur // This book was definitely graphic. If you’re easily offended or don’t like poetry, you can probably skip this one. Every so often, I like to inject something I’m not used to reading. It was short and included some really great points about not putting your value into other people.
Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell // Such a good suspense, thriller type book. You know that something is going on, but I honestly couldn’t get it figured out until they spelled it out for me. I read this in a day during jury duty, and it went so fast. So good.
The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks & Sarsh Pekkanen // I waited on the wait list for this book for what seemed like forever, and it didn’t disappoint! I won’t lie – the beginning part of the book, and how it was told confused the shizz out of me, but it quickly explained itself and got me back on board. PLUS – they even give you a bonus twist at the end.
The Perfect Mother – Aimee Molloy // This was such an interesting, twisty novel. It was super short and easy to read. I love how they go into the expectations of all new mothers – and I loved how the book confused me on purpose (like The Wife Between Us), to try to make me figure out what was going on. So good if you’re in the market for a suspense-y type book.