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Last year featured a LOT of restrictions on what people were able to do with their time (for obvious reasons). I have always loved reading but found myself in a very long and sad reading slump (which was very exhausting for me considering I am studying an English degree) that lasted for a good few years. Due to not having much else to do for a lot of the year, I found myself getting sucked back into the world of reading for fun in a way I haven’t managed to be for a long time. I read a lot of books throughout the year, and this is a list of some of the books I recommend the most in the chronological order in which I read them.  

  • Expectation by Anna Hope 
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid  
  • The Cousins by Karen M. McManus  
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 
  • The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne  
  • The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley 
  • Ghosts by Dolly Alderton (extra shout out to her memoir “Everything I Know About Love” which I read and loved in 2020) 
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  
  • The Yearbook by Holly Bourne  
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid  
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt (this book is THE greatest book I have read in my adult life so far) 
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo 
  • I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron 
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty  
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 
Abbie Toal

Aberdeen '22

English with Creative Writing student @ UofA
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