One Sentence Recommendations: Best Books So Far

You guys…I haven’t done a One Sentence post since FEBRUARY! This is unacceptable I realize, but I have finally figured out my problem: I am great at reading the books, but not always great about sharing my thoughts about them. New goal: be better about this.

Since it has been six months since I have done this, the big question is where to even begin! I have read SO MANY great books in that time, so I’ve decided I am going to tell you about the best books that I have read the first half of 2019, January-July.

Favorites of 2019…so far.

If you’re one of those people who never admits to watching but secretly loves every show on Bravo T.V., you’ll be all about the drama in Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky.

If you’re in the mood for some Girl Power, this story of a female firefighter that finds herself while trying to prove herself in Things You Save in the Fire by Katherine Center will be right up your ally.

If you love a book full of wit, humor, and lots of nerdy bookish references, you’re gonna be a fan of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman.

If you’ve ever thought about doing one of those DNA tests to see where your ancestors are from, you might want to read Inheritance by Dani Shapiro first.

If you’re looking to read a book that’s impactful, emotional, and moving, that you will want to give to all of your friends and family as a Christmas present, look no further than Kelly Corrigan’s Tell Me More.

If you’re in the mood for a quick read, I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott will have you laughing, crying, and seeing bits of your own life experiences within each essay.

If you sort of like history fiction that’s not really historical fiction, then you’ll love reading about how Jackie Kennedy Onassis helped James discover everything his book and his life could be in The Editor by Steven Rowley.

Speaking of historical fiction, The Gown by Jennifer Robson, a novel that is set around the making of then Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress but that’s not really about the dress and more about the relationship between two friends making the dress is everything historical fiction fans love.

If you aren’t usually interested in big award winning books, or are intimidated by books that are over 500 pages long, put those habits and perceptions aside and read Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

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