Mid-year favorites|Books that I would recommend without a doubt|

It’s June already, and that marks the end of half a year. This post is all about those gems that stood out each month and why you should pick them up. So, let’s get started:

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: If you likeHistorical Fiction, strong female protagonist, a lot of nature intricately woven, thrillers set in the woods |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Cut: The Death and Life of a Theatre Activist: If you like- Theatre, misunderstood activists, stories with troubled families|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden: If you like- Adult Fantasy, magical and enchanted lands, epic battle scenes, strong and fearless female protagonist |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness: If you like- Classic retellings, underwater battles, moral clashes, good vs bad |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon: If you like- epic fantasy, fierce female characters, mysterious lands, and magical objects, dragons |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary: If you like- flatmates romance, love between friends and family, drama and a whole lot of adorable|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa: If you like- search for hidden objects, crazy battle scenes, intense sexual tension, unpredictable plot twists |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The City of Brass by S A Chakraborty: If you like- novel world-building, a heady mix of magic, fight, and political strategies, unpredictable and misunderstood characters|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Passengers by John Marrs: If you like- fast-paced thrillers, whodunnit mysteries|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier: If you like- gothic fiction, intriguing and engaging storytelling, characters in the grey zone, dead characters who control the narrative|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: If you like- Beauty and the Beast retelling, Mix of fantasy and modern-day elements, strong chemistry between characters|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Unlikely Adventured of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaiswal: If you like- contemporary fiction, India as viewed by people living abroad, complex relationships within families, sisters bonding|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto: If you like- deep emotional turbulence, everyday relationships, search for closure|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Romanov by Nadine Brandes: If you like- Russian history, Romanov family, historical fiction, magical realism|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Ha Ha Hu Hu by Vishwanadha Satyanarayana: If you like- against the norms stories, Hindu mythology, perils of modernity|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • No Presents Please by Jayant Kaikini: If you like- abstract stories, translated literature, contemporary fiction, books set in a particular city (Mumbai, in this case), Murakami|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Good Talk by Mira Jacob: If you like- Memoirs, books on racism|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Aunt who Wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay: If you like- unpredictable plot, wild and free female characters, social changes|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S Laskar: If you like- stories on the impact of racism, unacceptance of second-generation American Immigrants|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo: If you like- Grishaverse, political espionage, YA Fantasy, charming characters|REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • Salt Slow by Julie Armfield: If you like- women-centric stories, unusual plots, reading about social issues |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak: If you like- stories set in Istanbul, unapologetic female protagonists, LGBTQ representation |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri: If you like- Immigrant Stories, Books on Mental Illness, War stories |REVIEW|Add it on Goodreads|

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