I used to be really diligent about reviewing every book I read, and I’ve fallen out of the habit. In lieu of individual reviews, I want to share my top five books I read each month.
The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
This new YA novel comes out in January, and I can’t wait to hear what others have to say about it!
Everyone knows that the girls on Devonnaire Street are different—are cursed. Any boy they fall in love with is doomed to die.
This story has a thread of magical realism running through it told in a voice that is fierce and tender. A beautiful coming of age story about friendship, family, faith, and first love, this novel is perfect for fans of Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff or Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke.
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
This retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew was a delightful palette cleanser of a book. The narrator is delightfully acerbic and the familiar plot moves along breezily.
In fact, it feels more like Jane Austen than Shakespeare, with it’s witty humor and comedy of manners. It certainly belongs on my list of modern books for fans of Pride and Prejudice.
I enjoyed this so much, I’m even considering going back and reading some of Tyler’s backlist—do you have a favorite? Continue Reading…