Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock & roll but people kept recommending it. I definitely had a hard time remembering that it was fiction, because I kept wanting to look up the band online to listen to their music and see their faces and read what had been written about them. That’s how well written and clever this book is. Beyond that, I loved the format of the story and I loved the themes of love, loss, addiction, honesty and passion. This is my favourite read of 2019 to date. Highly recommended.
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton (Kindle): I saw this recommended as a book I’d want to read in one sitting. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. I hated this novel, as I felt it borrowed far too much from The Talented Mr Ripley and The Great Gatsby.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Kindle): I saw the film version just recently and enjoyed it and I was interested in seeing how the book compared. I found it a thoroughly enjoyable read, with a lot more detail that the film was able to convey. A good beach read.
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves: Annika is fierce, brave, tender, pure and autistic. Jonathan is kind, loving, understanding, protective and patient. This is a delightful story and one that I devoured over a couple of evenings. Hint: pay close attention to the timeline.