Open Book – Jessica Simpson // Usually I’m pretty into celebrity memoirs, but you guys, I hated this book. And it’s not even that I hate Jessica Simpson, because I didn’t back then, and I don’t now. But….this book. It was half woe is me, and half super self-congratulatory. I just couldn’t with it – I’m not even sure why I finished it, but I did. Maybe the audio book would have been a better experience? I don’t know – it just wasn’t for me.
The Holdout – Graham Moore // I saw this one on a recent SUYB, and it sounded great. And it was. It took me less than 48 hours to plow through it, because I just had to know what happened. I generally like a book if I can stop myself from figuring out the mystery, and just let the book develop on its own, and that’s what I did with this one. The turns were plentiful (so many good ones), and I saw none of it coming. If thriller/suspense type stuff is your jam, hop all over this one.
Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren // All the feels for this book. I absolutely loved it. It was one of those all-consuming love stories that just made you feel so good. I immediately went back to the library and requested all of their other books. I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
Literally – Lucy Keating // An interesting little YA read. I’m normally not into YA, but I’ve been gravitating toward the easy and light during this coronavirus self-isolation. A girl is told that her entire reason for being is because an author is writing her life. It held my attention, but of course had the quirkiness of teenage language and issues. Passed the time just fine, though, and would recommend if you’re into YA.
The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren // This one didn’t pull on my heart strings the way Love and Other Words did, but man, did I love it nonetheless. I finished it in a day during SUYB’s #quaranreading marathon weekend. I just love how they can write a good lustful tension between two characters – definitely loving this new genre of books I’ve picked up.
Roomies – Christina Lauren // I told you I requested every single thing they’ve ever written, and for some reason the library hold gods shined their light on me, and I’ve been getting them as soon as I’ve finished one (as opposed to everything at once like I’m used to!) – but I really really loved this one too. I thought the main girl character was a little whiney at times – but it didn’t really hurt the story much. I just love the tension that is always built up in these books. I’m going to be sad when I have no more to read.
Run Away – Harlan Coben // My first Harlan Coben, and it was great. I read it in one day, and I couldn’t put it down. I love when I’m left guessing until the very end – and then there’s still always just one more thing that ties it all together. I’ll definitely be requesting more of these!
Recursion – Blake Crouch // OMG, this book. THIS BOOK. This may be the best book I’ve read all year. I’m in serious book hangover after reading this book. It really made me think about going to the past and what would I change and why, and would I even? It did take me a bit to figure out what in the world was going on, but once I got there, holy cow this book.
Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys // Me and my WWII fiction – YA at that. This book was really easy to get through (I read it in 3.5 hours) and follows four main characters that are evacuating, fleeing the Russians. Each chapter an account from one of the characters, and each of the characters has their own secret they’re carrying with them. For a YA, this book dealt with some pretty heavy issues, but I really enjoyed this one.