Ok confession, I’ve been totally slacking on my reading lately.
Partly because Alex & I have been binge watching TV shows (currently re-watching Sons of Anarchy) and partly because I can only get through a few pages before my eyes close. I’ve been pretty wiped out lately & almost instantly fall asleep when crawling into bed at night.
So needless to say, I’ve been averaging like two books a month (instead of a book a week). Here is what I’ve read since August:
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
I love, love, love Elin Hilderbrand. She’s one of my favorite authors. I don’t care that her books can be somewhat repetitive, they’re easy reads & anything based in Nantucket is golden to me. This book is very different from her typical subject matter. It’s about a family who has a son drafted to the war. It’s all about how every family member copes with his leaving. I think anyone with a child would appreciate this book & would understand the mother’s point of view. I also love how Elin took the time to research Nantucket & how the town was set-up back in ’69. Really interesting! Totally recommend this book!
Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
This was an excellent memoir from one of my favorite TV personalities. Jonathan Van Ness is on the Netflix series “Queer Eye” & is absolutely HYSTERICAL in my opinion. I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I think it’s a must read. It’s also extremely dark in some chapters of the book- be prepared from some pretty explicit parts. I think it’s honest, funny & at times quite sad. I think it’s a great read for anyone struggling in life & can offer great motivation. And the book is written exactly how JVN talks, which is my favorite aspect of this book! YAS QUEEN!
Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
Confession- I haven’t finished this book yet. It’s full of great information on how to manifest all you want in life & honestly I need to read this one chapter a time and let everything marinate. Sometimes with “self-help” books, I need to take them in small doses in order for the information to really resonate & sink in. This book is AMAZING (from what I read so far). If you need positivity in your life or are feeling a bit lost- READ THIS BOOK!
Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert
Just finished this book last night & it was SO good. The twist wasn’t as huge as I was expecting and to be honest I picked this book up because the author lives in CT. If you’re looking for an easy read, with a few twists and turns then pick this book up. Kerrie is seeking revenge on someone who had wronged her in the past. Her revenge might effect people who she cares about greatly- does she go through with it or not? Read the book to find out!
How Could She by Lauren Mechling
Ok I hated this book & I only read the first 4 or so chapters. It came highly recommended from the Bad on Paper Podcast, but I just couldn’t get into it. Typically, I would still power through & finish a book even if it sucked. But I just don’t see the point in wasting my time when I’m really not feeling the book from the start. This book is supposed to be about 3 females & their friendship throughout the years and how it changes. Sounds like it would be awesome right? I don’t know but I just did not feel a connection to this book at all & did not care to see how it ended! Anyone else feel the same way about this book or did you love it?
The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth
I originally thought this book was going to be your typical mother in law book. You know- the crazy mother in law who wants to keep her son away from his new girlfriend/wife etc. It starts out that way but there’s a HUGE twist. It can drag a bit in the middle, but just keep reading. It also jumps back and forth from the daughter in law’s point of view and the mother in law’s point of view. It also jumps from the past to the present. It’s a lot to keep straight but you’ll get the flow of the book as you read it. Definitely a must read!
You can find all of these books for purchase in my Amazon storefront. Also, I’ll be starting a separate Instagram account to share all my book content soon. I love books so damn much that I think it needs it’s own dedicated space. I’ve been an avid reader from the moment my Mom taught me how to read & it’s such a major part of my life. But I also realize it’s not for everyone. I’ll still share my book reviews & round ups here on my blog, but I’ll keep my social media book content strictly to my new Instagram account!