Cackle crackles with magic! Recently dumped Annie moves from New York City to a small town so quaint the Hallmark Movie Channel wishes it had created it. She meets the mysterious Sophie, a woman the whole town seems to worship... and maybe fear. Perfect for fans of Witches of Eastwick and Practical Magic, Rachel Harrison serves up a cauldron full of witchy goodness. Definitely in my top ten books of 2021!
Think Weekend at Bernies but filled with hilarious, amazing, and brazen Chinese-Indonesian Aunties. I LOVED this book. Like, deep love. Like help dispose of a body and cover up a murder love. Dial A for Aunties is funny and outrageous and, surprisingly, romantic. If your family drives you crazy, but would also drive with a dead body in their trunk for you, then maybe you should cut them some slack and appreciate them. ;)
This is a phenomenal, edge of your reading chair read! Nora was raised by her con-artist mother and has been so many girls in the long cons they would pull off. But now she's Nora, away from her mom, save with her bad-ass sister, until she walks into a bank with her ex-boyfriend and her current girlfriend. Two baddies show up to rob the bank, and Nora is about to pull off the biggest con to date. Honestly, this was so, so much fun, even as it tackles some rather big issues- trauma, abuse, chronic pain. I'm looking forward to the Netflix movie, but I guarantee no matter how cool it is, the book is better!
One of the most unique, imaginative books you'll ever read! The Last House on Needless Street is home to Ted and his cat Olivia, and sometimes to his daughter Lauren. Strange things happen here, and stranger things are on their way when Dee moves to the neighborhood. She's here to find out if Ted was responsible for the disappearance of her little sister years earlier. Like the Russian Doll that sits on a shelf in Ted's house, the mysteries are artfully hidden and nestled inside larger mysteries. Read this one with a friend- because you will need to talk about it when you've read the last page!
There is more than one way to die in a pandemic... Ciara and Oliver have a meet cute in Ireland just as the whole world is slowing down and entering lockdown. They decide to spend the two weeks (because surely, that's all the time it will take) of the lockdown together and nurture their blossoming romance. 56 days later, there's a dead body and detectives have to find out what happened at Oliver's apartment. The Nothing Man made my top ten of 2020, and 56 Days looks like it'll be in the top ten of 2021- Howard's thrillers are the very definition of the word!
I LOVED this book. I loved all of the characters, and I'm totally down with a subway party anytime.