The summer is slowly coming to an end, but summer reading is not over!
July was a great reading month. I read an interesting combination of books- a trashy romance novel, a thriller sequel, a laugh out loud comedy of errors & a book on grieving and finding love again. The absolute stand out book from this month was The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Read more below to learn more about this awesome novel!
Here is what I read this month:
It’s Hot In The Hamptons by Holly Peterson
This novel is definitely a great mindless beach read. If you are in the mood for a fluffy story including the behind the scenes lives of NYC socialites, infidelity & a little white collar crime- this book is for you. It’s an easy read with steamy sex scenes, a mid read plot twist & bored housewives who cheat on their wealthy husbands.
I know it’s trash, but sometimes you just need to shut your brain off & escape into a book like this!
One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
This is the sequel to One of Us Is Lying & it’s SO good. There’s another mystery to solve at Bayview High School that involves a high stakes game of truth or dare. This book was bit confusing because there were tons of characters- old ones from the first book as well as a whole new cast of characters. Sometimes I have a hard time keeping track of who is who!
I love the shocking twist at the end of the book & just have a love for YA novels in general. You also definitely have to read the first book to understand what’s going on in this book!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I LOVED this book. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down & was done with it in 2 days. Olive & Ethan can’t stand each other- but end up going on the honeymoon that was originally intended for their siblings (Olive’s twin sister married Ethan’s douchebag brother).
For 10 days these two had to pretend to be on their honeymoon in Hawaii. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. But you already know how this turns out….I don’t want to spoil it, read the book!
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Josie Silver is one of my favorite authors (she wrote One Day in December) & she didn’t disappoint with this novel. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a few months & it was worth the wait. I love how Josie was able to take you through the emotional journey of unexpectedly losing a loved one & how recovering from the trauma looks different for everyone.
There was a hint of Eat, Pray, Love to this book but also written in Josie’s quick witted English humor. The love story between Freddie & Lydia was epic, but he’s gone and it’s time for Lydia to move on. But that is easier said than done.
I already read an AMAZING book this month! Stay tuned for next month’s post for more book recommendations.