May was a good month for reading! I was able to get through 5 books & then one more which I stopped reading halfway through.
Anyone else stop reading a book just because you cannot connect to it. I always feel guilty. What if it gets better? What if I gave up right at a pivotal moment? But honestly, sometimes the book just isn’t for you & that’s ok. That’s how I felt about The Hot One by Carolyn Murnick. You would think a memoir about friendship, sex & murder would be a must read- not so. Skip this book.
Here are the other books I thoroughly enjoyed this month:
Books 2-4 in the Beach Plum Cove Series by Pamela Kelley (Nantucket Neighbors, Nantucket White Christmas, and A Nantucket Affair)
All super easy to read books about a family living on Nantucket. You can find my thoughts on the first book here. If you don’t know by now, I have a slight obsession with Nantucket (even thought I’ve never been) & always read books that are based in Nantucket. Something about this small, little beach town just intrigues me- maybe because I’ve always wanted to live by the beach. And be able to ride my bike into town.
These aren’t award winning books by any means, but they are light-hearted, easy to read & great to read when enjoying the sunshine!
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey
I LOVED this book. It centers around a woman going through a divorce, how she navigates getting her life back on track & she even starts dating a younger man. In my box when ordering this book, I received a postcard that pretty much sums up this book:
Sometimes when you’re speeding through thin air, the brakes worn out and the engine shot, maybe it feels like you’re falling. But, in reality, that’s when you’re learning to fly.
Open Book by Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson reveals all in this memoir. She talks about her failed marriage, how she had a dependency on alcohol and pills & how having children has changed her. She doesn’t hold back & I really have so much respect for her after reading this book. I completely think this is a must read for the summer. Plus she narrates her audio book in case reading a physical book isn’t your thing.
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