4 Hard No's (And 3 of these are really well reviewed-- one I grabbed from a library display because I like the author)19. In Another Time by Jillian Cantor: I think I have reached my WWII historical fiction saturation point.
18. Overbite by Meg Cabot: Me: Oh, this is about a vampire. Jack, looking at the book cover: I mea n, did you think it was about a dentist?
17. Home Remedies by Juliana Xuan Wang: I am disturbed by these stories and not always in a good way. A little too heavy for the pool for me.
16. In West Mills by De'shawn Charles Winslow: Slow to get into, but then the voice captivated me.
6 Books You Could Read but Should Probably Skip15. Normal People by Sally Rooney: This was really well-reviewed. I just did not connect.
14. The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker: Blah blah blah
13. Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen: Meh.
12. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang: Meh. Solid meh.
11. Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict: This was a book club pick, and it's baaaaaaad.
10. Otherwise Engaged by Lindsey J. Palmer: A good book to read fast at the gym.
5 Books to Read at the Pool9. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok: Such a sad and intriguing story!
8. Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim: I am a solid meh on this one, but the reviews are really good, so maybe I am just a meanie.
7. The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward: A good summer pool read.
6. Me for You by Lolly Winston: Another good pool read.
5. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory: YES. I have read and enjoyed this whole series, and there's one more book coming.
4 Terrific Memoirs to Read Right Now4. The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams: LOVED this blog turned book. Read it!!
3. No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny: I love her so much. You should listen to her podcast and read It's OK to Laugh also.
2. Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl: THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK. ALSO THERE ARE RECIPES.
1. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land: Oh my goodness. This is every bit as good as everyone says it is.