Odd Child Out – Gilly Macmillan // This was enjoyable enough, and was a quick read. The ending was interesting, and I always love a book that comes from the perspective of kids/teenagers. I did feel that there was part of the story that they left hanging, and that always disappoints.
The Storyteller – Jodi Picoult // I have you lovely SUYB people for getting me hooked on Picoult. I am absolutely hooked on her and the way she can write. I love how she doesn’t follow a specific formula (except for the twist!), and they are always so interesting. This one delves deep into forgiveness by bringing up powerful imagery of the Holocaust. It was so damn good you guys. So good.
Young Jane Young – Gabrielle Zevin // Definitely an easy, beachy kind of read. I loved Storied Life so much that I felt I owed it to like this book as well. It was good, with some good messages about surviving the past.
We’re Going to Need More Wine – Gabrielle Union // Easily the most honest celeb memoir I’ve read. She is funny and real. Definitely put this on your to-read list.
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng // I liked this book. It was an easy read that hooked you with the development of the characters. I really like Mia’s character, and how they point out that there are all different sorts of mothers and mothering, and none of them are wrong.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things – Bryn Greenwood // I read the reviews on this book before actually reading it, and there were a ton of people on both sides. I don’t mind a controversial book in the least – and I honestly really loved this one. There are a few disturbing moments, but if you think that stuff like this doesn’t honestly happen, then I feel you should open your mind a bit. I loved it – a really lovely love story intertwined with some real life shit.
What She Knew – Gilly Macmillan // I liked the first one of hers I read so much, I picked up another one. This one was about a boy who goes missing (same birthday as my kid!), so I was pretty much on edge the whole time. I couldn’t figure it out, but then again, I wasn’t really trying to. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a good mystery/thriller type.