YouTuber and beauty fanatic Georgia Francis is also a book lover and when we saw a video of her revealing some of her favorite books, we couldn’t help but find out more about her recent book faves. Find out what she reads and check out her video for more great book recs.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
This is the sequel to one of my favorite books ever, Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, and I’ve been so excited for its release since I heard about it. I’m currently a few chapters in and it’s so lovely to be transported back into a world that I love so much, this time focusing on bisexual Leah Burke. She wasn’t my favorite character in the first installment of the series and definitely has a few personality quirks that rub me the wrong way, but that’s what makes this book so real and relatable. It’s so rare to find a true girl-likes-girl story, not fantasy and overly sexualized.
The Girls by Emma Cline
Despite the hype it has taken me so long to get into this book. It’s definitely a slow-burner and takes a long time to really get into the story, BUT now that I’m in it, I’m struggling to put it down. It’s loosely based on the Manson family, about a 14-year-old who accidentally finds herself involved in a cult. Along with the imagery of the cult, it also gives you a look into the fragility of the mind of a 14-year-old girl. Emma Cline is a fantastic writer, and as someone who has spent a lot of time reading and researching the Manson family, she really captures the essence and fear.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This is a re-read, for the 1000th time, but I don’t think I can write about books I love without mentioning Aristotle and Dante. I’m an avid hater of fluffy romance novels, but this isn’t a fluffy romance, it’s just a romance. A pure, sweet, slow-growing romance. It’s so difficult to find true LGBT fiction, and this is the best you will ever read. You see Aristotle and Dante grow up, grow apart, and grow back together, there’s no huge plot or story, it’s just about these boys and their deep love for each other, both platonic and romantic.
The Killing Lessons by Saul Black
I love a good crime novel, but having read hundreds of them, it’s very difficult to find one that will shock me. A lot of them get same-y after a while, and nowadays I can always guess the ending. But not with The Killing Lessons. It’s a thrilling story about a depraved serial killer who leaves a single object placed inside the body of each of his victims, and nothing adds up until the very end. It’s truly terrifying, leaving you gripping the edge of your seat, and I LOVED it.
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