This week, we’re talking about book where something went right…
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
I read this last month and I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised when this became one of my favorite books of all-time. This is a timely and important story that is (sadly still) very relevant to today’s racial landscape. What set this book apart from many books with similar themes were the quirky characters and the laugh-out-loud funny one-liners (even admist the serious tone of the book). This was my first book by James McBride, but I’m on the hunt to read more of his backlist now!
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I initially wrote this one off because YA Romance? Not my thing! But I was so, so wrong! I loved every little thing about this book and I’ve got my fingers crossed that there’s a sequel! 🤞🏼
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Another book I wasn’t initially excited about (again, romance isn’t really my thing), and again, I was wrong! I loved these two characters and the chemistry they shared. This was one of my favorite reads last year and I highly recommend it!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Death as a narrator? It completely changed the entire book for me because it’s so unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Also, I’m a sucker for for WWII historical fiction and this one was supurb for me!
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
A few of my trusted sources raved about this one and mentioned over and over again how it fell under the radar. When my libray hold came in and I finally got a chance to read it, I’d have to agree. This is a historical fiction novel about the story behind The Wizard of Oz‘s creator. It’s early Hollywood (such nostalgia) and it left me with such a sense of hope and happiness!
What’s a book (or books, if you’re like me) that something went right? I’d love to hear your suggestions! 👇🏼