Want to know what books I loved the most each month of my reading adventures? No? Then why are you here?
This page is a running list of everything I recommend the most, organized by month. At some point, I’ll need to archive this and start over for 2019. Yes, we are literally about the enter the year 2019 and we still don’t have hoverboards available for the general public. Instead we have a President Trump and forest fires everywhere. Way to go, humans!
Anyway, on a different note, since I only just thought to do this (your girl be slow like that) you only get, like, half the year’s worth of recs.
Content is content. Whatever.
Any Man by Amber Tamblyn
- I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH. This book was unlike anything I have ever read, and I was utterly emotionally ruined by it. The only book I have read in literally a decade that has made me this emotional and awe-inspired. Find it here: Goodreads
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
- I honestly didn’t think it was possible for me to love a Riley Sager novel more than I loved Final Girls, but then I read The Last Time I Lied and well, spit on my neck and kick me in the crotch, because this has usurped Final Girls as my favourite Sager read, if not one of my favourite reads ever. Period. Find it here: Goodreads
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
- This is a beautiful work of non-fiction/true crime. A bittersweet read because of the author’s own story, plus a balanced and detailed work of true crime because of the author’s talent and heart and drive. Highly recommended for fans of true crime and nonfiction, but just to fans of justice and thrillers and good writing, in general. Find it here: Goodreads
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
- Jane leaves her expensive high-powered lawyer life in Kuala Lumpur behind, and moved to Minneapolis, giving herself a month or so to infiltrate her best friend’s ex-boyfriend’s life and make him wish he’d never been born. So that’s the basic idea of the novel. And already I know you’re thinking, “I’ve always wanted to change my identity and ruin someone’s life. Revenge is the best. Sign me up.” But when you look past the surface, when you go a little bit deeper, you see that this is actually a novel of patriarchy-smashing awesomeness, as well as a giant middle finger to the hypocrisy of Evangelical Christians. LIKE OMG SO FUN. Find it here: Goodreads
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
- A Head Full of Ghosts aced the psychological horror aspect it was aiming for – a subtly chilling story that toys with your perceptions, your sense of reality and those fears that make humans do things they know better than to do. Demonic possession and family toils, it’s the perfect spooky read. Find it here: Goodreads