Hey, I'm Hannah and I really love to read. I've always been a bookworm, but I've recently made it more of a goal to pick up a book every single day, even if it's just for 20 minutes before bed. And now that it's summer, I find myself in peak reading mode 🤓📚.
This year, I've read some books I really didn't like, a bunch that were perfectly enjoyable, and a handful that blew me away and still stand out in my mind. For example, I definitely liked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I'm glad I read it, but it didn't leave such a lasting impression. Same goes for Emily Henry's recent hit, Book Lovers, and Emma Straub's This Time Tomorrow.
The books I write about below were really special, IMO. I found them to be powerful, gripping, and unshakeable. They were all stories I finished and couldn't stop thinking about. In other words, these were the books I immediately wanted to tell all my friends about.
Of course, different things appeal to everyone, but here are some of my absolute favorite books I've read lately. I hope some might inspire your next read. I'd also really love to hear about some of your recent favorites in the comments!