After being in a reading slump for quite a long time, I have finally got back into reading. I’ve enjoyed the books I have read recently but there are 3 that I would love to recommend to you all. Here are 3 of my recent reads that I would highly recommend.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
I read this one with a friend a little while ago as we had promised to buddy read it. I went into this book with high expectations because I’ve loved every other book by this author that I’ve read. This book met and exceeded all of my expectations. Taylor Jenkins Reid knows how to write beautiful, captivating and all round incredible stories. I would highly recommend this one!
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.
That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding…six-pack abs.
Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
I can’t lie and say I bought this for no reason at all. It came highly recommended on TikTok so of course I had to buy it. I read this entire book in one sitting and absolutely loved it. It was sweet, full of romance and brought a huge smile to my face. I am already looking forward to the next book by Ali Hazelwood that we get to see because I will be reading it immediately.
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.
The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.
But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?
After seeing so many people talk about this one on the internet I had to find a way to give it a read. I saw that it was available as an audiobook on Scribd and started listening right away. I read this over the course of the Halloween weekend and it is actually genuinely terrifying. I thoroughly enjoyed it thought and would highly recommend it!
There you have it, 3 recent reads that I would highly recommend! What have you read recently that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below!