It’s Lauren’s turn (I think this is her first “Best Of” list with us) and while she’s not a huge commenter, she’s been with us since 2018, and I’m thrilled that she’s one of us!!! She has GREAT book taste!
Happy new year!
I’m a long time reader of your blog! Throughout the years, I have added to my TBR pile thanks to you! This is my FIRST best reads list! I’m not sure why but all my faves were DARK reads. I didn’t mean for it to be that way but…Gah! So what does that say about me?!?!? *shrugs shoulders* 😉🤣
So I have a top 10 with a bonus & 5 honorable mentions! 🤣I couldn’t narrow it down!
In no particular order:
Beach Read by Emily Henry : great summer/lounge by the pool read!
Nightshade by Keri Lake : she’s one of my fave authors! I also love her Vigilante series!
The Wrong Heart by Jennifer Hartman : so many feels! And a twist at the end!
Decompose by Layne Deemer : dark & interesting read!
The Darkest Flower by Kristin Wright : had me guessing til the end!
Still Beating by Jennifer Hartmann : this book! Major trigger warnings. I did not suffer anything close to what happened in this book and I hope my family and friends don’t either. The horrors in this book…ugh…I don’t know what to say. Even though the events are awful…it was beautifully written with compassion & tenderness. Maybe those are not the words I want to describe it?!??! I was a mess! And the aftermath faced by the MCs due to those awful events. This is by far the book that has stuck with me this year.
Seven Sons series by Lili St Germain : blew through this series in a day!
Queens & Monsters series by JT Geissinger : another great series that I read through quickly!
Haunting Adeline by HD Carlton : another interesting read!
Elusive by LA Fiore: I was binge watching Black Sails and I had a pirate hangover! So I found this! BUT ugh I wanted to throw my phone so many times and shake the MCs!
The Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart : another one of my fave authors-great feel good book for the holidays…plenty of family drama!
5 Honorable Mentions
- Prisoner by Annika Martin & Skye Warren
- Brutal Discoveries by Kasey Millstead
- Hard Time by Cara McKenna
- Riot by Jamie Begley
- Carrots by Colleen Helme
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