Here are just some of the books I absolutely loved this year so far and a couple swoon-y sentences on each. These are only my 10/10 books, excluding the obvious.
THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY by Shaun David Hutchinson
This book has stuck with me literally all year, it really gives you all the feels and is brilliantly written.
SALT OT THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys
I will read every book she ever writes. Stunning writing, stories that need to be told.
WE ARE THE ANTS by Shaun David Hutchinson
The premise of this book is great, the execution is flawless. Would you hit the button?
US by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
The best romance I’ve read all year and it’s m/m + hockey.
THE SERPENT KING by Jeffrey Zentner
This book will punch you in the gut and is the most realistic portrayal of a small town in the Midwest that I’ve ever read. You will sob.
WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
My favorite love story of the year with incredible representation and an ending that is brilliant.
You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LeCour
This book is happy and fun and wonderful in every single way. so much joy.
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
So beautifully written, so emotional, and SO needed. Read it. Put it in classrooms. Love it.
TUMBLING by Caela Carter
I read this before the Olympics, but if you are missing gymnastics, pick this up. Each voice is so distinct and you will feel for all of them.
ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES by Lindsay Ribar
Came for the awesome title, premise and fascinating character, stayed for the most brilliant look at toxic masculinity.