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I’ll admit, I stretched the prompt a little bit. Some of these covers have a few leaves on them, a couple of flowers, or a tree, and I counted that as nature. I did that in order to ensure I’m sharing 10 books I’ve already read and can add in some links to reviews or briefly share my thoughts on them. Without further ado, let’s get into the list!
This was my first Octavia E. Butler novel, but it definitely won’t be my last! I had this book as one of my 5 Star Predictions this year and spoiler alert… it definitely was a favorite and a 5 star read! This book does discuss some very difficult content, however, so please make sure to look up trigger and content warnings.
I saw these Barnes & Noble editions while visiting a friend and I really like the Jane Austen ones, so I’m excited to have this copy! Emma is one of the only two Jane Austen novels I’ve read (the other one is Pride & Prejudice) so definitely let me know in the comments which one I should pick up next!
This is a YA novel I read and loved this year! I’ve got a full review of this one to see more of my in depth thoughts!
This was my second book by Amy Tan, and I’ve already added more of her novels to my TBR. This is an incredible story that I can already tell I’ll be rereading! I love the way that the story of the women in this family unfolds and the connections across time that are carried throughout the novel.
I read A Man Called Ove years ago, and I loved it at the time but it’s definitely due for a reread. Since then, I’ve read another Fredrik Backman novel, Anxious People, which I also recently reviewed here.
I’m very curious about sub genres of suspenseful mystery/thrillers and climate fiction, so I picked this one up to see what a book that overlapped in both would be like. I overall liked this one even if I didn’t love the protagonist throughout much of the story, and I’m considering picking up the sequel later this year.
I’m excited to be sharing both of the books by Amy Tan I’ve read and loved in this post! The Joy Luck Club is one that, similar to A Man Called Ove, I read and loved years ago and definitely want to re-experience the story.
Patsy is an incredible novel, and definitely a strong contender for my favorite book of the year. I’ve shared a full review for more of my thoughts on this one!
People We Meet on Vacation is actually out today! I’ve shared a full review for more of my in depth thoughts on this one- I liked it, and I’m pretty sure this will end up being a very popular summer read. I also have a review for another novel by Emily Henry that’s pretty popular, Beach Read.
The Empire of Gold was my favorite read of April, and another read that I’m sure will be a favorite of the year. I’ve reviewed the entire Daevabad trilogy for more of my thoughts on the series as a whole!
As always I’m going to mention The Storygraph as a resource for content and trigger warnings! I would highly recommend using it as a resource for any of these reads to check into trigger and content warning as well as a resource for recommendations, book challenges, and more! I’ve been enjoying using it lately.
I hope you enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday picks! I would love to know if you’ve read any of these in the comments! Are there any of these that you’d like to see reviewed if I haven’t written up a full review already? What’s your favorite book with nature on the cover?
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