I’ve finally got round to pulling my “Must Read Quarantine List” together! All these gems are out now and some great reads for you guys to get stuck into during lockdown! I’ve linked all my reviews to the titles below to make it easy 😀
Need some magic?
These books have you covered! And are actually some of my favourite books!
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson – if you want magic, this should be your first stop!
The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister, I read this one last summer and just fell in love!
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. If you are into the magical, show girls, historical fiction, this won’t disappoint.
Need a bingeworthy murder mystery?
A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. This is also perfect for YA lovers!
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson. A mystery that centres around a bookstore .. SIGN. ME. UP
The Sundown Motel by Simone St James. Slight paranormal vibes to it, but just so freakin’ good!
Not into murder mysteries? Rom-com binges 👇
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. OK so this is one of my favourite (if not most favourite!) rom-coms. It’s a classic enemy to lovers and is so entertaining. I’ve been a bit disappointed with the subsequent CL books but this one you have just gotta read.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary. Author of the popular Flat Share book, this is O’Leary’s latest release (April). The perfect feel good book!
Looking for some awesome female characters?
So this is probably my favourite section! I love, love, love a book with bold, amazing women, and these ones have exactly that!
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. A recent read, but it firmed secured a spot in my top 5 books. What a story!
The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church. Another recent read, but this one swooped in and stole the number 1 place of favourite book ever! I don’t know why this has been on my TBR for over a year and I still hadn’t got round to it. I wish I’d listened to my friend sooner.
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare. Set in Nigeria. Adunni did not want to be sold to an old man as his third wife. Adunni is 14 years old. All Adunni wanted was an education.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Another one that is my top 5. This book was EVERYTHING. This last year, Historical fiction has become one of my favourite genres, and this is the story of some amazing women who set out to deliver books by horseback to the rural areas of Kentucky during the 1930s (true story). Not surprised the movie rights were snapped up for this pretty much as soon as it published!
Need something super twisty? Psychological Thrillers!
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. This one took me on SUCH a ride! The movie for this one is coming soon too!
Darling Rose Gold (US title), Recovery of Rose Gold (UK) by Stephanie Wrobel. I was a bit skeptical of this one, worrying it was just going to be full of child abuse. But it was nothing like that … it focuses on when Rose Gold’s mother is released from prison, and what darling Rose Gold has in store as payback. Awesome book!
Need a fast paced/creepy thriller?
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. Wowzer, this one was creepy, fast paced and just an awesome thriller!
Stalker by Lars Kepler was my first Nordic Noir and it really didn’t disappoint. The crime duo did a fab job – the beginning is a little slower as the story builds up, but it was insane. So creepy, dark and twisted!
I am kinda picky with YA’s, I am not a huge huge fan but sometimes they are what I need, and here are 2 of my favourites!
American Royals by Katharine McGee. Love Royals, Scandals? Look no further!
Most Likely by Sarah Watson. A story of sisterhood. Best friends, one becomes president, which one will it be?