What I Read In May 2024.

In my opinion, this is the best reading month of the entire year! So many of my favorite authors released books in the last few weeks. I can’t get to them fast enough! I shared my giant summer reading list a few weeks ago – you can find it here! Let me know what you’re […]

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may 2024 books

In my opinion, this is the best reading month of the entire year! So many of my favorite authors released books in the last few weeks. I can’t get to them fast enough!

I shared my giant summer reading list a few weeks ago – you can find it here!

Let me know what you’re reading below!

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. That’s where I got a few books from this month. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN MAY 2024

The Paradise Problem – 4.75 stars

Ah, such a fabulous one. I loved this book so much. The story follows Anna, who we meet five years after she married a guy for family housing in school. It was a business arrangement, but they never officially divorced. And now he is back and is asking her to play the part of his fake wife. I love a fake dating/marriage trope so I thought it was great! Funny too. Anna is such a fun, unique, quirky character and I loved her. And Liam so much.

This Summer Will Be Different – 5 stars

Okay, I loved this just about as much as Every Summer After. Oh my gosh – it’s the ultimate delicious summer book. The story follows Lucy and Felix – Felix is Lucy’s best friend’s brother. They accidentally meet BEFORE she knows he is her BFF’s brother and we follow their situationship for a few years. This was so great and I was curious the whole time what Bridget’s issue with her fiance was! Loved the ending, loved the characters.

How To End a Love Story – 5 stars

Loved this one!! It had me hooked instantly. I love a second chance romance/reconnection and this is just that. Helen and Grant reconnect on a work project after a many many years when a tragic event occurred. The story is heart breaking but SO good and the chemistry is incredible. Loved ALL the characters in this.

Happy Medium – 3.5 stars

Man, I wanted to love this one so much. This is the author who wrote Mrs Nash’s Ashes which I adored. This was just a like for me though. The story follows Gretchen who is a fake spiritual medium and intends on helping an “old man” – who ends up being young and gorgeous. I don’t usually love ghost stories so I went in not expecting much. The ghost is funny and friendly, the story is cute but it was just a little outlandish for me.

The Guncle Abroad – 4 stars

I loved The Guncle and this almost felt like I was watching the second season of a series! I want them to make this into a show/movie. Definitely read the first book first. This second one follows the kids and their uncle, their father and what is happening five years after the first book. I still think I loved the first book a little more, but this is super cute!

Ready or Not – 3.75 stars

This was one of my book of the month picks a few months ago. I really liked it! This story follows Eve who has a one night stand and finds herself pregnant. It’s another story where we find the main character in a situation with her friend’s brother, haha! Super cute and I really liked the ending.

The Rumor – 5 stars, forever

I re-read this novel of Elin’s in anticipation for the release of Swan Song this month!! This was one of two of her books that she suggested rereading and man, I loved the revisit. This is definitely one of my favorites of hers!

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What I Read In April 2024.

The best time of the reading year is here!!!! I started reading a few of my very favorite authors new books. I’m also trying to figure out if I can reread all of Elin’s books before her final novel this June! Might be quite the stretch, haha. Maybe I read a few and listen to […]

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april reads

The best time of the reading year is here!!!!

I started reading a few of my very favorite authors new books. I’m also trying to figure out if I can reread all of Elin’s books before her final novel this June! Might be quite the stretch, haha. Maybe I read a few and listen to the rest all day? We shall see!

Let me know what you’re reading below!

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. That’s where I got a few books from this month. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN APRIL 2024

Just For The Summer – 5 stars

Oh my gosh, just loved this one. I love everything by Abby Jimenez that I read. The story follows a man and woman who try to break their “curse” – the curse of every person they break up with finding their soulmate right after their relationship. They figure if they date each other, it will break the curse. This is so fun and cute, I absolutely love Abby’s writing, how much depth her characters have and how her stories are light and easy but still have real meaning.

Funny Story – 4.75 stars

Another major fave!! Emily Henry could write anything and I’d automatically purchase it. This story follows a man and woman who have significant others that leave them for each other. There is forced proximity and fake dating, two tropes I love. It’s such a great read and classic Emily Henry – the writing and the banter is unmatched! Beach Read and Book Lovers are still my top two of hers, but this has moved right behind them.

A Fire So Wild – 2.5 stars

This was a book of the month pick for me. I wanted to love it but found myself struggling through it. The story is about a California community that is torn apart by wildfires. I’ve seen everywhere that people thought it was similar to Little Fires Everywhere – and it was! But almost in the way that I kept comparing it, and I loved Little Fires Everywhere so much.

A Long Time Coming – 3.5 stars

I love reading a Meghan Quinn book at night during the week to turn my brain off. I don’t mean that in a negative way – they are easy and light to read and the fun storyline, funny characters and inevitable conflict right before the end always suck me in. This one follows a man and woman who are best friends – he is essentially her man of honor once she is engaged. Of course, they may be falling in love too. It’s cute!

Those Three Little Words – 3 stars

This one took me a bit longer to get through. I actually liked the story and the characters but the main girl – oh man, she was a little nutty. The story follows a one night stand between a girl and her brother’s best friend. She gets pregnant and the story goes from there. Her outlandish pregnancy hormones were a little funny but also a little exaggerated. Still made for a quick, fun read.

Sylvia’s Second Act – 4 stars

I got this in my book of the month box too and it was super cute. The story follows a woman who finds her husband of almost 50 years having an affair with someone in their Florida retirement community. It jolts her into realizing she wants out, so she and her best friend move to NYC. It’s hilarious and adorable and endearing. So happy and light hearted.

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What I Read In March 2024.

We’re getting to the most wonderful time of the book year – all the fun new releases!! I read so many good ones this month! Let me know what you read down below. I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. That’s where I got Bye Baby from this […]

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We’re getting to the most wonderful time of the book year – all the fun new releases!! I read so many good ones this month!

Let me know what you read down below.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. That’s where I got Bye Baby from this month. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN MARCH 2024

Expiration Dates – 4.5 stars

This was my favorite of the month!! It was SO GOOD. The story follows a girl who receives a piece of paper (from the universe? I guess.) as soon as (or shortly after) she starts dating someone, and this piece of paper gives her a timeline of how long they will be together. I saw the ending coming and I hoped that it was the ending. I just loved this story so much, however I do wish some of the loose ends were tied up – like how and why did she receive these notes?! Super good though and I was hooked instantly.

The Reason I Married Him – 3.5 stars

I love to read a good Meghan Quinn book at night – it’s fun, light and fluffy and puts me in a relaxed state of mind. I didn’t feel this way when I first started reading them, so they’ve grown on me! This story follows a girl who accepts a proposal from an acquaintance because she wants the land he owns. In turn, he receives something if he is the first married grandchild. It was a good read, one I couldn’t put down, and I love how so many of her books are tied together. They don’t have to be read in order, but many of them have the same characters in them!

A Love Song For Ricki Wilde – 5 stars

Oh my gosh – LOVED this one. It was such a lovely surprise, I didn’t see what was coming. This story follows a girl who leaves her family (and family business) to move to New York. Her family kind of gives off Kardashian vibes in a way, and she is the youngest. The story is told in past and present day and there are lots of twists and turns! If you’re into the whole idea of fate, I think you will love it. The connection and relationships are so good and the epilogue!! Eeeeep!!

Recipe For A Charmed Life – 3.5 stars

This was so super cute. It follows a chef who has a dream to own a restaurant in Paris. But she loses her talent and has a series of disasters one night, which ends up leading her to visit her estranged mother. This place is charming and I just adored it – plus she ends up in a situation with the resident oyster farmer who is a big grump. Loved the ending of this, the relationships and the characters. It was an fun read and while it wasn’t a major page turner for me, I really enjoyed it!

Bye, Baby – 3 stars

I knew going into this one that it was risky. I don’t like reading any thrillers that involve kids, especially babies, and if you read the summary, you’ll know what that means. This story follows two friends – basically a toxic friendship – and their differences in their lives now along with their upbringings. One is tragic, one is more of an escape. There is also an influencer aspect to this book which was fun (and infuriating) to read about. There were parts that went slow for me but also a good majority where I just couldn’t stop reading. It is “scary,” and I did end up ultimately liking it, even though most of the characters were unlikeable.

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What I Read In February 2024.

There were so many great reads this month – especially two that I still can’t stop thinking about! Let me know what you read down below. You can follow me on goodreads here. I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and […]

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There were so many great reads this month – especially two that I still can’t stop thinking about!

Let me know what you read down below.

You can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN FEBRUARY 2024

Maybe Once Maybe Twice – 5 stars

Oh my gosh. THIS BOOK!!! It will probably be one of my favorites of the entire year. This is everything I want in a romance novel. The story follows a girl who, at two different points in her life, made that cute promise of “if we’re not married by the age of 35, let’s get married” – to two different guys. I ended up loving both guys and just had NO IDEA what was going to happen. Even when I thought it was over, it wasn’t! This is such a good one.

The Women – 5 stars

Another fab one. I have been reading Kristin Hannah for over 20 years – long before she started writing historical fiction. Some of her early romance novels are my life long favorites. With that being said, this book is absolutely heart breaking but wonderful but real. The story follows a woman (and friends) who decide to join the Army Nurse Corps and head to the Vietnam war. But it’s also so much about after that. As usually happens with her books, I was an emotional basketcase! So wonderful and heart wrenching.

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store – 4 stars

This was my mom’s book club pick in January and I knew I had to read it! She kept talking to me about it, so it’s been on my list. I knew it wouldn’t my usual light hearted read so I stuck it between two romances. This story follows a town in Pennsylvania and is sort of a murder mystery – a skeleton is found and the story is transported to the 1920s/30s. It’s a time when the town was split between the Black community and Jewish immigrants, and the town comes together to save a young boy. Heartbreaking and wonderful. Such a good story!!

Come & Get It – 4 stars

I LOVED Kylie Reid’s first novel and was so excited about this one!! The story follows Millie, an RA at a university, who gets involved with a professor and some students in a sticky situation. The character development in this book is insane – there are so many layers! There are also some funny bits too. Definitely took me back to dorm life in college some too.

The Improbable Meet-Cute collection

I also read four of these amazon short stories that came out in January!! I was SO excited about these. They are super fast reads (like I read them in 1 to 2 hours each) and just little novellas. So I can’t write a big review, but added some notes below!

Worst Wingman Ever – 4 stars

A story involving note passing, but also a lot of depth. So heart warming.

The Exception to the Rule – 4 stars

My favorite – basically an entire book done in emails! Super cute.

Rosie and the Dreamboat – 4 stars

Such a cute and funny story about a girl trapped in a spa relaxation tank.

Drop, Cover and Hold On  – 3.5 stars

Another cute one that involves and earthquake and being trapped in a bakery. Forced proximity!

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What I Read In January 2024.

  I kicked 2024 off with a lot of good books! I’m in a good reading zone at the moment and have some that I loved this month. What are you reading?1 You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here. And you can follow me on goodreads here. I do have a book […]

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I kicked 2024 off with a lot of good books! I’m in a good reading zone at the moment and have some that I loved this month. What are you reading?1

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN JANUARY 2024

Mercury – 5 stars

I love this book so much – it surprised me. It is a story about family, mostly about family drama. It follows a girl who moves to a new town with her single mom and becomes involved with a family that has three sons. This is not a happy story, but it is a good story. The writing is incredible and it kept me interested – I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen. It’s also sort of a murder mystery so I guess it could be considered a thriller. And! It’s set in western PA in the 90s, so I was familiar with what the author was talking about.

First Lie Wins – 4.75 stars

Also loved this one! This is a true thriller. The story follows a girl who is sort of a life long con artist to the point where she has made it her job. She always has an alias with a full background story. Her boyfriend is the target she is working on, but someone shows up with her REAL name and her real life story. It’s crazy! There were a few twists and turns and while I did see the big twist somewhat coming, it was still good.

The Bright Spot – 4 stars

This one was so cute! I love every book by Jill Shalvis. This was adorable – the story follows a girl who runs a farm, the owner dies and leaves her 50% of the farm – and someone else, a very cute someone else, the other 50%. If you are an animal lover, you will love this. Multiple times I laughed out loud and the farm animals had a ton of personality in this – the writing was great. It’s a super feel good story.

He’s Not My Type – 3 stars

I have to be in a certain moon to read Meghan Quinn – they are definitely a level of spice that may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I like reading them after a thriller or something deeper! This story is a hockey romance, which I love since we are huge hockey fans. The story follows a marketing exec for a hockey team who ends up living with one of the players after she loses her apartment in a breakup. Steamy, cute and I liked it.

A Not So Meet Cute – 3.5 stars

Same as the above, but I did like this one a little more. It was very funny and the banter is great. Equally as steamy and spicy, but still readable. This story follows a girl who gets fired from her job by her lifelong frenemy. She goes in search of a rich boyfriend and runs into someone who needs a fake fiance for a business deal. Sounds cheesy, but it’s very cute. I love a fake dating trope!

Frigid – 2 stars

I was not really a fan of this one – should’ve know by the cover alone, lol. It felt a little young adult-ish to me, so many of the scenes are cringy and I didn’t love the language. This story follows a girl who has been in love with her best friend forever. He’s a total player but they end up stranded in a cabin in a snowstorm. But it’s probably just me!! I know that people really love this. It is friends to lovers trope which is always a good one.

One In A Millennial

I’ve listened to Kate Kennedy’s podcast for years and she has an uncanny ability to verbalize nearly everything I loved/feel about growing up as a kid in the 90s. Think all the good nostalgia – this is the book, but in a fabulous way that also talks about how it has affected us. It’s really great! I listened to it because she narrates it. Her writing style is just like her podcasts so I highly suggest listening, that way you get the full effect!

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My Winter 2024 Reading List!

Sharing all the books for my winter 2024 reading list today! I am so excited about all of these – having a list of books to go through for the season is super helpful and gives me something to look forward to. You can find a little bit of everything here! My favorite kind of […]

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Sharing all the books for my winter 2024 reading list today! I am so excited about all of these – having a list of books to go through for the season is super helpful and gives me something to look forward to. You can find a little bit of everything here!

My favorite kind of reading post! I get so ridiculously excited about a good book list.

I live to curl up on the couch and read an entire book. Those days are rare now – most times it’s me staying up half the night to get in my favorite reading time. The kindle oasis has also changed my life because I can read in the school car pool line, etc. I take it everywhere! And these lists mean that I have options right in front of me to choose from. I’ve been sharing what I read every month and of course, you can find all of my reading lists right here.

What’s on your list to read this season?

P.S. all of the links below go to bookshop.org, which supports your local indie bookstores. Please shop there when you can! I am an affiliate and do receive a small percentage of your purchase.

My 2024 Winter Reading List

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What I Read In December 2023.

A million years late, but here are all the books I read in December! Lots of good ones and they aren’t only holiday specific! You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here. And you can follow me on goodreads here. I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I […]

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december reads

A million years late, but here are all the books I read in December! Lots of good ones and they aren’t only holiday specific!

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN DECEMBER 2023

The Plight Before Christmas – 4.5 stars

I loved this one so much! This was a great holiday read, but isn’t all Christmas-y so you could totally read it now! This story follows a girl who comes home for the holidays to her family cabin. Once she is there, her brother shows up with his coworker who had no where to go for the holiday season – and this person used to be the love of her life. Super cute and I really enjoyed all these characters. I didn’t think I liked the main character at first, but I ended up really loving her. And everyone else.

The Christmas Fix  – 3.5 stars

Another cute Christmasy read! This is like Christmas romance meets HGTV for a town. This story is about a small town that was wrecked in a hurricane. They have the chance to get it fixed up to be the ultimate Christmas town, but the man is charge is uninterested. Again it’s super cute and festive and very Hallmark-y – with a lot more spice than Hallmark, of course.

Same Time Next Year – 3 stars

This was a cute quick little read. It’s a novella, so it’s light and easy and it’s typical Tessa Bailey which = lots of spice. As long as I know that going in, I’m good! This story is about a girl working at a bar who enters a relationship with a hockey player, faking a marriage so he can stay in the US. It’s easy and quick! I read it on New Year’s Eve as my final book of the year.

A Winter In New York – 4 stars

I absolutely love this author, even if all of her books make me cry. This is such an NYC-love fest so if you love NYC like I do, you’ll love it. This story follows a girl who has a secret gelato recipe, but it’s not just HER secret recipe. There is some romance and drama here and she ends up falling for the owner of a gelato shop when she moves to NYC. It is so insightful and definitely emotional. And good!

The Last Love Note – 5 stars

Oh my gosh. This is another sort of sad but so lovable book! This is so emotional and deals with the loss of a spouse. The author’s note at the end is heartbreaking. A widow ends up stuck with her boss on a trip and he is the most wonderful character ever. There’s a little twist in here and while predictable, I still loved it. I love this book so much, even if it had me in tears multiple times.

The Second Chance Year – 4 stars

This was another one of my book of the month books! Super cute, especially for the holiday season. But you can read this any time of year! The story follows a girl who wants to redo her entire year – and she gets the chance to do that, but not before something big happens RIGHT BEFORE the year switches back. Eeeep! This was a good one, a quick read for me and I couldn’t wait to see what happened.

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What I Read In November 2023.

This was such a fabulous reading month! Everything I read was very enjoyable. Most got me in the holiday spirit. What are you reading right now?! You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here. And you can follow me on goodreads here. I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so […]

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november reads

This was such a fabulous reading month! Everything I read was very enjoyable. Most got me in the holiday spirit.

What are you reading right now?!

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN NOVEMBER 2023

Snowed In – 5 stars

I loved this one so much!! The story follows two people who went to highschool together, run into each other before they holidays and decide to pretend to be in a relationship to make going home to their families easier. I love a fake dating trope! This was so cute, so feel good, I loved both families and the ending just made me so happy. Festive and fun!

Drowning – 5 stars

I was so hesitant to read this but oh my gosh, I absolutely loved it. I don’t like to read anything that would scare the heck out of me, but I could not put this down. The story is about a plane that crashes into the ocean shortly after taking off. It then sinks to the bottom and a rescue team is on a mission to save them. This is so fast paced, non-stop, so wonderful, emotional, everything!! Definitely a great read.

Holiday Romance – 4.5 stars

After I read Snowed In, I had to read this one! It’s the first book in the series before Snowed In, but you don’t have to read them in order. The story follows two friends who fly home together for the holidays, but a snowstorm has cancelled their flight. They are determined to get home though. I love a good friends to lovers romance! The characters in this one play minor characters in Snowed In. I love that.

Check & Mate – 4.5 stars

This was in my book of the month box and I loved it so, so much. This is technically YA, but I don’t love YA and I really enjoyed this. So don’t let that hold you back. The story follows two chess players who engage in a charity tournament and end up very drawn to each other. I loved these characters so much!

Wreck the Halls – 3.5 stars

This was cute! The story follows the children of two former rockstars – women who were in a popular duo and best friends only to split when a huge incident happened years ago. The kids are the same age and they sign on for a reality show to reunite their moms to sing on christmas eve. It’s a quick read but there is a good plot and I didn’t want to put it down. It’s definitely a steamy read so just be prepared going into that.

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What I Read In October 2023.

Oh my gosh! Almost halfway through the month and here’s what I read last month! Moving just kicked my butt and I couldn’t get it posted. But on the bright side, I listened to a lot of books while unpacking. Now I’m ready for all the holiday reads. What are you reading right now?! You […]

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october reads

Oh my gosh! Almost halfway through the month and here’s what I read last month! Moving just kicked my butt and I couldn’t get it posted. But on the bright side, I listened to a lot of books while unpacking.

Now I’m ready for all the holiday reads. What are you reading right now?!

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER 2023

Mrs Nash’s Ashes – 5 stars

This was easily my favorite book of the month! So many of you said I’d love it and I did. The story follows a woman who travels with the ashes of her elderly friend, hoping to reunite her with her long lost love. It was SO good. She ends up traveling with an old highschool friend and there is chemistry and it’s just.so.good. Such a heart warming story!

Happiness Falls – 4 stars

This was in my book of the month box and I really liked it. It’s part mystery/part family drama and is so interesting, heart breaking, suspenseful and emotional. The story follows a Korean family in American and the father goes missing. It started a little slow for me but I ended up loving it.

Housemoms: a Novel – 3 stars

I haven’t read a Jen Lancaster book in so, so long!! This book was so fun. It follows two different women who end up in a predicament and need to find a job, which leads them to become sorority house moms. It also follows the daughter of one of them and the whole thing is just hilarious and fun. I did think there were a few unanswered questions, but otherwise I liked it.

The Woman In Me

I listened to this in practically one sitting – it’s heartbreaking and just utterly devastating. It made me feel the same way Matthew Perry’s memoir did – almost sick to my stomach listening at what was happening but I couldn’t stop. It’s just unbelievable how she was treated at the start of her career and everything she went through.

If You Would Have Told Me

I listened to this right after the Britney book. I grew up on Full House and absolutely loved John Stamos. I really enjoyed listening to this! I know some of the stories he mentions have been sort of debunked in the media lately, but I do like hearing about his career, his start, his family.

Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year

I listened to this one too! Oh I loved it. It’s such a great way to enter into the holiday season. It’s all about slowing down at Christmas (and in winter) and how to enjoy what the season is about – and what exactly it means to you. There is also a podcast!

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What I Read In September 2023.

Here’s everything I read last month! Got through a few books – some good, some just okay! What are you reading right now? You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here. And you can follow me on goodreads here. I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I […]

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september reads

Here’s everything I read last month! Got through a few books – some good, some just okay! What are you reading right now?

You can find my reading lists here and previous what I read posts here.

And you can follow me on goodreads here.

I do have a book of the month membership – I love it so much. I get so many of my new releases and debut author books there. You can sign up for one here.

All of these books are linked through bookshop (if available!) and I highly suggest shopping through there because it will support your local indie bookstore. You can choose the local bookstore to support! I support Penguin Books when I buy which is my fave here in Pittsburgh.

WHAT I READ IN SEPTEMBER 2023

Things We Left Behind – 4.5 stars

I can’t believe I’m saying it but I liked this one so much. I really didn’t care for the other books I’ve read by this author, especially the two before this. But this one, I loved. The story is an enemies to lovers/(kind of) second chance romance trope and follow Sloane who is a librarian and Lucian who is basically just a… powerful mogul. There are a few great storylines in this book and it’s also pretty steamy so… be prepared.

Forget Me Not  – 3 stars

I did like this one, but I could not get into the main male character. Like at all. This story follows a wedding planner who has a tangled past with a florist. He is super grumpy and kind of miserable but he just comes off… kind of mean to me. And I feel like he is never really fully redeemed – like his miserableness is just a part of who he is. That being said, I did like the writing and the storyline. Just wish he was a little more likable.

Shucked – 2.5 stars

This one took me quite a while to get into. The story follows Sunny who returns to her hometown to open a coffeeshop, and she opens it right across the parking lot from her brother’s best friend’s oyster bar. Yes, that’s a mouthful. He was also kind of grumpy like the guy in the story above, but it was slightly redeeming. There are so many parts of this story that aren’t really

You, Again – 3 stars

This is a modern day retelling of one of my favorite movies ever – When Harry Met Sally. We’ve got another enemies to lovers trope here with Ari and Josh, who meet and instantly hate each other, but cross paths later and become friends. This one also took me some time to get into, but I ended up really liking it. The characters and real and can be unlikeable, but ultimately the end is good!

The Connellys of Country Down – 4 stars

I adore a great family drama book!! This story follows The Connellys (shocking, I know), but mainly Tara, and their dysfunctional but very real lives. Tara has just been released from prison and is trying to get her life back in order. This was SO GOOD. Some characters are awful, but you feel for them. It’s the second book by this author that I ended up loving.

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