Bloggers’ Picks for the Best Books

by | Jun 2023

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We have curated a list of our recent favorites across several genres to keep you reading all summer.


  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  • The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  • Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
  • The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
  • Half-Blown Rose by Leesa Cross-Smith

Historical Fiction

  • Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
  • Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen
  • Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Thriller & Suspense

  • I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
  • Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
  • Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
  • The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
  • Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

General Fiction

  • This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • The Measure by Nikki Erlick
  • Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  • These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany

Amy Sundet and Katie Timcho are local book reviewers. They can be found @overbookedmoms on Instagram.


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