Favorite reads of 2020/2021

A few favorite reads that I rented from the library lately!

  • The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
    • Historical fiction that accounts a courageous woman who helped Jewish children flee the Nazis in WWII. A book that I held to my chest in a hug after finishing. A page turner that I read in <48 hours. Deeply moving and educational. 12/10 recommend.
  • Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaoaud
    • A memoir from a cancer survivor that touches on the oceans of uncertainty in life. I just finished this and had a physical full body reaction – tears in my eyes, hairs standing upright on my arms, a deep, yet uplifting, chill in my soul. Most of the books I read are from the library, but this will be one I purchase to have a permanent home on my shelves. SPRINT, don’t saunter, for this treasure ESPECIALLY if you’re in health/patient care. My favorite read of 2021 thus far.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
    • Written by a therapist about her experience with therapy. So many life lessons!
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
    • I adored this book – timeless, bursting with effervescent prose, and deeply soul warming (ironically).
  • Writers and Lovers by Lily King
    • Gorgeously crafted prose, set in Cambridge MA, highlighting the relationship among and between art, love, creativity, writing, aging, societal pressure/norms
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    • Hands down one of my favorite reads of 2020. 
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    • I’m new to thrillers and I typically go for fiction only, and am officially a convert after this! Absolutely couldn’t put it down.
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover 
    • Read it in a weekend! I was gripped through it’s entirety!
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    • If you want to sit down with a big, thick book (over 500 pages) and a steaming cup of tea, it is this. I promise, it will not disappoint.
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
    • I was deeply invested in each of the characters; I laughed, I cried, I grieved.  It was not at all predictable with so many surprises sprinkled throughout the book. 

You can follow all of my reviews over on Goodreads!

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