The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab: This was lovely, and I liked how the chapters wove the story together.
The Guest List, Lucy Foley: Very fast-paced and absorbing.
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, Sara Gran: This was good, with the exception of a drug addiction subplot that I found kind of distracting.
The New Wilderness, Diane Cook: I got a little distracted at times by some inconsistencies in the plot.
And Now She’s Gone, Rachel Howzell Hall: I really wanted to like this more than I did but I just . . . didn’t.
Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, Anne Helen Peterson: This was good, but I think it would have been better if it wasn’t framed around Millennials. She’s essentially discussing the state of work, capitalism, productivity culture, etc. There are definitely some ways Millennials were set up for a world that was simultaneously being dismantled, but it’s impacting all of us.
Long Bright River, Liz Moore: I wanted the protagonist to be better developed so I could understand why they made some of the questionable choices they made.
A Burning, Megha Majumdar: For me, the balance of politics against character development was a little off.
Crosshairs, Catherine Hernandez: Scarily possible, with an uplifting but ambiguous ending.
Earthlings, Sayaka Murata: This was something else. If you are interseted in this, please seek out the content warnings for it first.
If you only read one, I’d recommend The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue or Crosshairs.