We’re only four and a half months into the year & I can already say, 2021 is the year of BOOKS! I’m sharing my list of books I’ve read & the list (a very long one) of books that I’ve got my eye on. Before I share my “To-Read” list, I’m giving a quick breakdown of the books I’ve read so far!
Book No. 1: Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
This book kicked off 2021 & it was a great one to start with! A classic whodunit with lots of twists! A few loose ends I wish they would have tied up but overall – a great book!
Book No. 2: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
I became obsessed with this author after reading “28 Summers”. I’ll be the first to admit, I judged this book by it’s cover. Thought it was a love story – and I suppose you could call it that if everyone was sleeping with everyone.
Book No. 3: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
I really love this author too – her books are always page turners & this one did not disappoint! I think this one only took me 2 or 3 days to finish.
Book No. 4: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
I fell in love with Jodi Picoult books when I was in high school & this one was pretty different from what I was used to from her writing but it was a really incredible story! I may or may not have been crying towards the end.
Book No. 5: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
You really can’t go wrong with a Nicholas Sparks book! This one took me a little longer to get into but once it picked up, I didn’t want to put it down!
Book No. 6: The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
My first taste of this author and HOLY. MOLY. This book was so incredible. It shed a light on what it looks like to be on the autistic spectrum & it was so beautifully written and so eye opening. And so ensued my obsession with Tracey. We DM on Insta from time to time #fangirl
Book No. 7: Forever Is The Longest Time by Camille Pagán
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl is boy’s best friend’s girl. Whoops. Also, SO MANY TEARS. Ugh. The end. It was just too much. But read it…you should definitely read it!
Book No. 8: On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Took me less than 24-hours to finish this one. There’s a sequel & as soon as I finished this one, I IMMEDIATELY ordered it on Amazon. It’s in my queue to read & I cannot wait!
Book No. 9: The Guest List by Lucy Foley
A steady-paced book and then the last like 20 pages will make your head freaking spin. I gasped OUT LOUD. Like audibly gasped TWICE because there are no less than 5 plot twists. Do yourself a favor. Read it!
Book No. 10: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I had a friend harassing me to read this book for months & I’ll be the first to admit, I judged the book by it’s cover. It looked incredibly boring to me. It was literally ANYTHING but boring. Plot twists that make your head spin!
Book No. 11: Uncharted by Tracey Garvis Graves
This will probably sound like an exaggeration but I have literally NEVER read a book this fast. I started it around 7:30pm and by 11:00pm it was done. Unchartered is a sequel-of-sorts to “On the Island” that I read earlier this year and this book has only solidified my love for all of Tracey Garvis Graves’ books.
Book No. 12: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
I’ve seen the movie a couple of times & I have to say, I definitely enjoyed the book more! However, the main characters really drove me nuts. This is the first installment in a 3-part series & I’m already reading the 2nd part, so I guess I didn’t hate the characters as much as I thought!
Currently Reading: Something Blue Emily Giffin
The first installment in the series was told by one of the main characters, Rachel & this one picks up where the first one left off but from the perspective of another character, Darcy. A fun little twist in storytelling & so far I’m really enjoying it, although I really think that Darcy could use a heavy dose of reality!
BOOKS TO READ
- First Come Marriage – Huda Al-Marashi
- Big Sky – Kate Atkinson
- Transcription – Kate Atkinson
- The Last Mrs. Parrish – Liv Constantine
- American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
- Before We Were Strangers – Renee Carlind
- The Last Flight – Julie Clark
- Dead Letters – Caite Dolan-Leach
- The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell – Robert Dugoni
- The Hunting Party – Lucy Foley
- The Book of Lost & Found – Lucy Foley
- The Cuckoo’s Calling (#1) – Robert Galbraith
- The Silkworm (#2) – Robert Galbraith
- Career of Evil (#3) – Robert Galbraith
- Lethal White (#4) – Robert Galbraith
- Troubled Blood (#5) – Robert Galbraith
- Heart of the Matter – Emily Giffin
- The Lies that Bind – Emily Giffin
- Baby Proof (#3) – Emily Giffin
- Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
- The Room on Rue Amelie – Kristin Harmel
- The Wife Upstairs – Rachel Hawkins
- Beach Read – Emily Henry
- People We Met on Vacation – Emily Henry
- Winter Street – Elin Hilderbrand
- Verity – Colleen Hoover
- Daisy Jones & the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Nobody Will Tells You This But Me – Bess Kalb
- Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane
- Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
- Henry’s Sisters – Cathy Lamb
- The Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo
- Brain Rules for Baby – John Medina
- Know My Name – Chanel Miller
- Tidal Flats – Cynthia Newberry Martin
- The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
- Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris
- The Sanatorium – Sarah Pearse
- The Alice Network – Kate Quinn
- The Rose Code – Kate Quinn
- The Perfect Marriage – Jeneva Rose
- The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo
- Everything After – Jill Santopolo
- In Five Years – Rebecca Serle
- The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson
- Every Vow You Break – Peter Swanson
- Good Company – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
- The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
- The Lying Game – Ruth Ware
- Educated – Tara Westover
I’d love any and all suggestions, so if there’s a book I should read – drop a note in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by, friends!