The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – VE Schwab // I’ve seen some seriously mixed reviews on this one, but I absolutely loved it. A girl makes a deal with a “devil-like” god, and lives until she is ready not to. I loved how it went back and forth between time periods, and how she plugged herself into works of art to keep her memory alive. Wasn’t completely thrilled with the ending of the book, but it didn’t keep me from loving it.
The Wife Stalker – Liv Constantine // I don’t know how I feel about this book to be honest. The ending confused the crap out of me, and the book was all over the place. I felt like the authors had a great story, but maybe missed writing something in the beginning? Or maybe I’m just dumb- I had to reread about thirty pages to make sure I didn’t miss something. Really liked how they made you think one thing the whole time, only to find out you were completely wrong – that I can get down with.
The Hunting Party – Lucy Foley // This book took me a minute to get into – I’m not sure why, because at about page 30, I couldn’t stop and finished the rest in an afternoon. I love these psychological thrillers that take place in the middle of absolutely nowhere – I always feel so terrified for the characters, because I do not handle lonely quiet wilderness well, and it always makes my hands sweat. I put down The Guest List after about 50 pages, but am definitely rethinking that decision now.
The One – John Marrs // I loved the premise of this book, and I loved the twist at the end even more. Basically, it follows four main people after they have been “matched” – which is to say that their DNA has scientifically been linked to someone else as being their “soul mate.” It was such an interesting concept, and I really really loved the ending. It was beautiful and devastating all in one. Definitely a quick and intriguing read.
The Wrong Family – Tarryn Fisher // Whew – this one took me for a fun ride. I honestly had no idea what was happening most of the time, but it wasn’t in a bad way. This one also had that feeling where you think you know what’s going on, but in the end, you were completely wrong. Good, quick read.
When We Believed in Mermaids – Barbara O’Neal // All I have to say is wow. This book – going to take a long time to come down after this one. It was written so beautifully, and I fell in love with every single one of the characters. And it made me cry – it has been a long time since a book has done that. Definitely the best one I’ve read in 2021, and will stick with me for quite a bit. Read it.
The Answer is… – Alex Trebek // To say that I am a huge fan of Alex is an understatement. For one, the dude looks like my dad. And I almost always remember having Jeopardy! on in our house. I obviously knew nothing about Trebek or his life, and it was fun to get a glimpse inside. He seems like a pretty normal dude, and I’m glad he decided to write this before cancer took him away from everyone. A good read if you’re a fan of Trebek and the show.