The Heartbreak Bakery was recommended by Adri (perpetualpages) in their video titled “Queer Books About Baking”, which if you know me you know is the perfect video for me! I am all about foodie romances and I could not believe that this was my first time hearing about this book. I don’t know that I have ever read a YA foodie romance, so that will be something different for me. How adorable is that cover?
The Island Of Forgetting was recommended by Nokukhanya (pretty bookish) and I have to admit that the cover initially caught my attention. Also, Nokukhanya has the most stunning Instagram. Her photos always catch my attention when I am scrolling through my feed. Back to the book- the tagline is what really sold me on it- “How does memory become myth? How do lies become family lore? How do we escape the trauma of the past when the truth has been forgotten?” So good!
Lies Like Wildfire was recommended by Marie (Drizzle & Hurricane Books) and I love a good edge-of-your-seat YA thriller! She said she was hooked from page one, which is what I want in a book like this!
The Dance Tree was recommended by Ellis (whatellisreadnext) and it is one of her favourite books of the year so far! I have heard good things about Kiran Millwood Hargrave in general, but I somehow missed this one.
A Mind Spread Out on the Ground was recommended by Larissa (bklnbooks) and it is a memoir she recommends for Disability Pride month. It has been a while since I have read a memoir that I really loved, so I have high hopes for this one.
A Proposal They Can’t Refuse was recommended by Malka (Paper Procrastinators) and it looks like such a cute romance! It is yet another foodie romance but also has fake dating! It is a love story between a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller. So fun!