Favorite (romance) reads of 2021

Welcome to the final post of my favorite reads of 2021 series! This year was the year of the Romance (mostly romcom) novel, for a couple reasons: I beta read another writer-mom’s* romcom this summer and absolutely loved it. We’ve since become friends and CPs and she’s recommended so many great romance novels that IContinue reading “Favorite (romance) reads of 2021”

Favorite (YA + nonfic) reads of 2021

The third post in the Best of 2021 series (previously: fave litfic and Gothic reads) YA (contemporary) Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy’s pregnancy, Sebastian’s coming out, the cute boys, her father’s meth habit, and the food sheContinue reading “Favorite (YA + nonfic) reads of 2021”

Favorite (Lit Fic) Reads of 2021

The second post in this Best Of 2021 series: Literary Fiction (or, the list that gave me the worst book hangovers) The Turnout by Megan Abbott Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott’s revelatory, mesmerizing, and game-changing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio, and an interloper who arrives to bring downContinue reading “Favorite (Lit Fic) Reads of 2021”

Favorite (Gothic) Reads of 2021

As wack as 2021 has been in a lot of ways, it’s been an amazing year for reading. I branched out into new-to-me genres that ended up heavily influencing (read: improving) my writing. I didn’t fully appreciate how many incredible books I read this year until I sat down to write this post (my firstContinue reading “Favorite (Gothic) Reads of 2021”