The Best Books You Aren’t Reading #BookBlog #BookReviews #BestBooks

I have read a lot of great books in the past few years but some of them just haven’t reached a level of attention and success that I thought and hoped they’d achieve. I don’t know if they were overshadowed by other books published at the same time, weren’t publicized enough, simply just got lost in the shuffle, or just haven’t had enough time on the shelves yet; but, they are great books! Therefore, I thought I’d write a post identifying some of these books I think you should be reading.

I have posted reviews for these books in the past and the title links below will take you those reviews. I am including a little mini-review of the books below, but I encourage you to read my full reviews (if available) if a book piques your interest.

I’ve listed these in no particular order:

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The Truth About Leaving by Natalie Blitt ★★★★★ #BookReview

truth about leavingSynopsis from Goodreads
Lucy Green thought she had her senior year in the bag. Cute boyfriend? Check. College plan? Check. But when her boyfriend dumps her the week before school starts and she literally stumbles into Dov, the new Israeli transfer student, on her first day of school, Lucy’s carefully mapped-out future crumbles.

Determined to have a good senior year, and too busy trying to hold her family together while her mom is across the country working, Lucy ignores the attraction she feels to Dov. But soon, Lucy and Dov’s connection is undeniable. Lucy begins to realize that sometimes, you have to open yourself up to chance. Even if the wrong person at the wrong time is a boy whose bravery you admire and who helps you find your way back to yourself.

My Thoughts
This is a character-driven coming of age story that touches on the topics of grief, duty, responsibility, education, family, and love. But at its heart, this is a story about growing up. Continue reading “The Truth About Leaving by Natalie Blitt ★★★★★ #BookReview”