Recent Books I’ve Read and Enjoyed
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I love to read and have recently read (or listened to) some great books! I’ve also come across some duds, and you can find those listed below.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren. I flew through this book. I LOVE a love story and this book focused on two teens falling in love. There was a pretty decent amount of sexual content, maybe a bit more than I thought the storyline needed, but beyond that, I loved the development of their relationship and how the book ended.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. This was a light-hearted, easy read. It was also a story about relationships which had a mix of humor, plenty of sarcasm/sass, and a storyline that kept my interest until the very end. Some parts were predictable, but there were enough shifts that kept me on my toes.
Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I listened to this on Audible. It took a little bit to get rolling but once it was moving I was into it. I was curious to see how the ending would play out, and I appreciated how the author managed to describe the tug between career and more of a “homemaker” position.
The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren. I LOVED this book. It’s romantic, sweet, and had a unique storyline that felt a little bit aligned with a “How to lose a guy in 10 days” type challenge.
Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro. This wasn’t my favorite book. It felt like the whole book was spent building up to a story that never actually unfolded. There were so many side details that ended up not even supporting the story of the book, so I was left confused and a little sad.
Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore. I gave up this one after a short bit.
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren. I really like this writing duo, but this book was a dud. The storyline had potential but it got ridiculous and then I just finished it because I was too far into it. It felt so incredibly far-fetched, and that often throws me off when I’m reading.
I am slowly working my way through A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve heard SO MUCH about this book, and my friend, who I typically align with on book preferences, told me it was one of her favorite series. It’s a slow build but I’m interested!
You can find my other recommendations (or misses) on my GoodReads account.