January, 2022

January 8th, 2022, 3:07 p.m. - Roses and thorns

1. The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina (Zoraida Córdova)
It was nice to start the year with some magic. I need to read more magical realism.

Up next: Girl, 11 (Amy Suiter Clarke)

January 15th, 2022, 3:21 p.m. - Remember when I read all those mysteries about podcasts? Here's another one

2. Girl, 11 (Amy Suiter Clarke)
This was a great story not just for the suspense and mystery elements, but because it brings up how harmful people's obsession with true crime can be. There's also a truly excellent twist that I didn't expect at all. I would definitely read a series about these characters.

Up next: Hell of a Book (Jason Mott)

January 22nd, 2022, 3:43 p.m. - The unseen

3. Hell of a Book (Jason Mott)
This hooked me right from the beginning, with a lovely, sweet first chapter that sets a tone the book quickly moves away from. But it's a big reflection on life: Just when you think things are fine, you get hit with tragedy.

Up next: Where the Truth Lies (Anna Bailey)

January 29th, 2022, 2:21 p.m. - Ugh, men are the worst

4. Where the Truth Lies (Anna Bailey)
A very, very strong debut, despite a drag in the middle. Bailey's writing is more elevated than what you usually get in a thriller. I'll definitely read more from her in the future.

Up next: The Flight Attendant (Chris Bohjalian)

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