What I Read in November & December 2021.

Ahh! I’m a month late and finally sharing my reads for the last two months. These past two months have been quite possibly the busiest/fullest time I’ve ever had in my life and I just couldn’t get to my list. Better late than never… again. I’ve still been reading and almost always choose reading in […]

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Ahh! I’m a month late and finally sharing my reads for the last two months. These past two months have been quite possibly the busiest/fullest time I’ve ever had in my life and I just couldn’t get to my list. Better late than never… again. I’ve still been reading and almost always choose reading in my downtime over anything else, but never got to put up my mini reviews here.

Now, I did read mostly holiday books this past month and even in November. I unapologetically love them as they just heighten the spirit for me. And I’m really glad they are becoming more of a thing.

Also, I completely dropped the ball on my goodreads list this year. At some point midway throughout the year my kindle disconnected from my goodreads account (it has always automatically synced what I’m reading and finishing, which is incredible) and I never went in and fixed it. Not sure if I will go in and manually add all my books, but I may just start fresh now this year with 2022’s reads. You can follow here if you’d like!

P.S. you can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

What I read in November & December 2021

The Holiday Swap – 3.5 stars

Alll the christmas reads this month! This was a cute read. The story follows a chef who is a judge on a cooking show in LA and her twin sister who still lives back home in the mountains. The chef loses her sense of taste and smell (ha!! hits a little too close to home right now, right?!) and asks her twin to switch places. I liked the love interests even though the stories were predictable and it was cute. Kind of Hallmarkish but what else can we expect from a christmas book! If you love holiday stories, it may be a good one to add to your list for next year. I just compare every holiday book to the Winter Street series and have high expectations.

The Santa Suit – 4 stars

I really enjoy Mary Kay Andrews books so was super excited for this. I enjoyed it but I also love anything Christmas, so that helped. The story follows Ivy who is recently divorced and buys an old farmhouse. She finds a note in the closet with a santa suit and decides to follow up and see if what the note says ever happened and came true. This was so cute and I kept thinking of Gilmore Girls/Stars Hollow with the town. It is a bit predictable and reminded me of a Hallmark movie which I don’t usually go far. Slightly cheesy but still cute and a good holiday read.

A Season of Second Chances – 5 stars

I LOVED this book! It’s one of our January book picks too! The story follows Annie who decides to leave her husband after years of infidelity and ends up becoming guardian of a historic home. Kinda sounds similar to the above, right? Ha! I loved the characters in this, it was just the kind of feel good read I was looking for. The friendships are amazing and I love Annie’s sons too. It’s a good one.

How To Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days – 3.5 stars

This is SUCH a cute book. It’s super light and funny and enjoyable and good if you want to escape for a bit. The story follows Lu and her best friend who decide to try to find Keanu Reeves and get him to call off his wedding because Lu thinks she is perfect for him. I mean it sounds absolutely nuts to write out but it’s a cute adventure. I don’t know much about Keanu at all but you don’t need to be a super fan to follow. I loved the ending as it’s one of my favorite tropes of all time, I don’t want to spoil it much more. It’s a fast read if you need something fun to binge-read!

A Magical New York City Christmas – 3.5 stars

NYC at christmas has always been one of my favorite places. While reading this I got Home Alone vibes in 2021, even though they talk Eloise at the plaza which I never got into. The story follows Sabrina who stays at The Plaza for work – not as a guest. But she meets a guy at the bar and pretends to be a guest who can afford it. The guy is not what he seems either and it’s just filled with lots of NYC christmas feels. Super cute read, light and enjoyable. I loved the ending too.

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What I Read In October 2021.

Ahhh another better-late-than-never book update!! I read some good ones last month. It looks like I’m holding steady at about three or four books a month since Jordan was born. Still doing most of my reading at night and even sometimes in the middle of the night when I feed him – I should go […]

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what i read in october

Ahhh another better-late-than-never book update!! I read some good ones last month. It looks like I’m holding steady at about three or four books a month since Jordan was born. Still doing most of my reading at night and even sometimes in the middle of the night when I feed him – I should go back to sleep but I get sucked in and keep reading! This is my life, prioritizing books over sleep. Ha.

I am super excited for reading these next two months – there are SO many holiday books out. If you haven’t seen my fall reading list, you can find it here!

Let me know what you’ve been reading down below!

P.S. you can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN OCTOBER 2021

The Ex Hex – 4 stars

This book was too cute! It was perfect to read in October – a little Halloweeny if you will. The story follows Vivienne who puts a spell on an ex boyfriend that breaks her heart. They reconnect nearly a decade later and it appears that the hex worked. It’s a super fun, feel good and fun read. Not sure if I’d be totally into it if it wasn’t Halloween season, but that really helped. It made everything extra festive! Would love to know if you read this.

Apples Never Fall – 4 stars

This was our book club pick for October! I really liked it. Oh the family drama! Her characters are just SO good. It took me a little while to get into it but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. The story follows Stan and Joy, a married couple with 4 children. Joy disappears and all signs point to Stan. Halfway through until the end of this book was pretty crazy.

Christmas In Peachtree Bluff – 4.5 stars

Oh oh I was so excited to read this. Full disclosure, Kristy Woodson Harvey offered to send me this book when I shared my fall reading list on instagram. I was so pumped. I LOVED it. I am such a sucker for holiday books, which is funny since I don’t love Hallmark movies, haha. The story has lots of family drama and a big hurricane in Peachtree Bluff (sort of gave me Elin/Winter in Paradise vibes!) and I loved the ending. It was so heart warming. I think this might be my favorite Peachtree Bluff book yet!

The High 5 Habit

I love Mel Robbins. She literally got me through the first few months of the pandemic when she went live every single day in the afternoon. I love her attitude, her story, and how she doesn’t come off as gimmicky self-help. She is just very real and relatable. I listened to this on audible and enjoyed it so much!

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What I Read In September 2021.

I love sharing what I’ve read so much. And I love hearing what you guys have read! I’ve been pretty consistent in reading three or four books a month since having Jordan. I definitely am missing my heavier book months and haven’t got a chance to read a book in one night/day for a long […]

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september reads 2021

I love sharing what I’ve read so much. And I love hearing what you guys have read! I’ve been pretty consistent in reading three or four books a month since having Jordan. I definitely am missing my heavier book months and haven’t got a chance to read a book in one night/day for a long time. But these ones below were all pretty good!

I still read most at night on my kindle app, unless it’s my books from book of the month. I will read those in the car or on the weekends.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN SEPTEMBER 2021

The Guncle – 5 stars

I LOVED THIS. Oh my gosh, it’s just so heartwarming. I had started this in the summer but then I had Jordan unexpectedly early and didn’t get very far into it. So glad I went back to it. The story follows Patrick who ends up as guardian to his niece and nephew for a few months – and all the challenges that come along with it. Oh my gosh this is just so, so good! So funny. You have to grab this one.

The People We Keep – 4.5 stars

This was a good one too! The story follows April who leaves her hometown and horrible home life to find her own way – and ends up in a picture perfect coffee shop town which she thinks is too good to be true. The characters in this book are incredible. April’s story is heartbreaking – that is always hard for me to read when I’m in the postpartum stage. But the ending is worth it, as sad as some of this story is.

Instructions For Dancing – 3.5 stars

This was one of my books of the month from back in the summer and I finally got to it! I really liked this story even though it started out a tiny bit slow for me. But once I got into, I couldn’t stop reading. The story follows Evie who takes dance lessons and meets someone who is her opposite. I loved reading about the dances in this book – so descriptive and the writing was great. The ending just killed me in this! If you read it, you will know what I mean.

Declutter Like a Mother 

I listened to this on audio book on a whim. It was great and I definitely took away a few pointers from it! I found a lot of it to be relatable and many of the tips to be realistic – it’s not about major minimalism or anything like that. Lots of chapters on how clutter and too much stuff takes away time from what we really want to do/love. I also related to it with having kids. It was a quick listen and I got through it in less than a week of school pick up line waits!

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What I Read In August 2021.

Better late than never – again! AH! It was a great reading month with four books I REALLY enjoyed so much. I wanted to get through some of my book of the month books – but it’s so tricky because most of my reading right now happens on my kindle app while I’m nursing Jordan. […]

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what i read in august

Better late than never – again! AH!

It was a great reading month with four books I REALLY enjoyed so much. I wanted to get through some of my book of the month books – but it’s so tricky because most of my reading right now happens on my kindle app while I’m nursing Jordan. It’s so hard to hold an actual book while doing that, so e-reader it is! Often I’ll nurse him in the middle of the night and then STAY UP reading because I get so sucked into my books.

Also, I brought back ratings for the books after you guys asked! I think I’ll keep my ratings to fiction only – but I won’t be rating nonfiction or memoirs for the time being.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN AUGUST 2021

The Newcomer – 4.5 stars

I love love love Mary Kay Andrews books! The story follows Letty who goes on the run with her young niece after her sister is murdered. This sounds weird but it’s not as dark as it seems, because it’s Mary Kay Andrews, if that makes sense! I feel like you need to read her books to fully get it. It’s a great story but still light and enjoyable and a fast read too.

The One You’re With – 5 stars

This was our August book club pick! It was a good one. Okay also loved loved loved this one. The story follows a married couple (high school sweethearts!) who spent one summer apart before getting married – and the twists and turns that come out of it and threaten the relationship. I could not put this down! I don’t always love a story that bounces back and forth, but I loved this one. It goes from the summer of 2000 to present day. I really loved the ending too!

The Heart Principle – 4.5 stars

I was so excited to get this one early through book of the month. I love Helen Hoang’s books. The story follows a musician (with some youtube success, haha!) who goes through a breakup and intends on having as many one night stands as she can. Yes, HH’s books are steamy but it’s not quite as trashy as it sounds, I promise. Steamy, yes. I absolutely LOVED Quan. Anna too – she has a later life autism diagnosis. It’s such a good book – another light read but also I found myself so emotional reading it!

We Are The Brennans – 4 stars

GAH, another good one! It was a really good reading month, I told you. This story follows a girl who returns to her estranged family after a pretty terrible incident. I love a good family drama (I always think of Mrs Everything or The Most Fun We Ever Had) and this was no exception. It did drag a bit for me in some parts and the big twist wasn’t as crazy as I imagined, but I did really like it! I can totally see this becoming a movie.

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What I Read In July 2021.

Ahhh better late than never! It was a light reading month with only three books, but they were really good ones! Most of my reading this month was done on my kindle app – because baby! Right now I get most of my reading done while feeding the baby – especially at night and first […]

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what i read in july 2021

Ahhh better late than never!

It was a light reading month with only three books, but they were really good ones! Most of my reading this month was done on my kindle app – because baby! Right now I get most of my reading done while feeding the baby – especially at night and first thing in the morning. I fit it in during feedings throughout the day too, but it’s not as easy with the other kids around. And at night, I’m also so tired so sometimes I fall asleep reading, ha. But these books below are SO good. And remember, I have my huge summer reading list here, and usually talk about what I’m reading in summer fridays each week.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN JULY 2021

One Last Stop

I loved this author’s previous book so I was pumped about this! It was our July book club read too. The story follows August who meets Jane on a train – Jane is super mysterious and can’t leave the train. I loved all of these characters so much! The roommates were so fun to follow. The mystery really hooked me in, even though I found just a few parts of it a little slow. But that didn’t keep me from adoring it. The story is magical, I loved the ending and and it is such a good book! I want to read it again already.

While We Were Dating

Gosh I just love Jasmine’s books. Every summer I wait for a new one! I love how the characters have their own world (sort of reminds me of Elin and Nantucket!) and they appear in her different books. While this is a series, you don’t have to read any of the previous books to follow along. This story follows Ben and Anna who are working on a project together. They are both super flirty and don’t intend on any sort of serious relationship, but they discover that there is more depth in each of them and discuss mental health quite a bit. As usual, this is super steamy and super cute!

Seven Days In June

I was SO excited about this one and it didn’t disappoint. I’ve been wanting to read this since I made my summer reading list. The story follows Shane and Eva who “meet” at an event, but the truth is they had met years ago and had a brief love affair! OMG. I cannot even handle how much I loved this story. It does jump back and forth in time. Absolutely love love loved this and the ending too!

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What I Read In June 2021.

What a month!! This was the month that some of my favorite authors always release books (amazing beach reads!), so I had some great reading planned. And I did get in some good books early on in the month, until I had the baby! That was totally unexpected. Granted, I haven’t read a ton in […]

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what i read in june

What a month!! This was the month that some of my favorite authors always release books (amazing beach reads!), so I had some great reading planned. And I did get in some good books early on in the month, until I had the baby! That was totally unexpected. Granted, I haven’t read a ton in these last two weeks, but I have been reading a lot at night while I’m nursing, which is nice. I can’t wait to hear what you think of some of these reads. And remember, I have my huge summer reading list here, and usually talk about what I’m reading in summer fridays each week.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. I’ve been bad at updating this the last month so I need to go in a update on all the books I’ve read. Promise I’ll do this soon!

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN JUNE 2021

Golden Girl

Ahh, I think Elin just gets better and better with everyone book! I can’t even handle how much I loved this. It is one of the best for me (if you’re new here, my all-time fave is The Blue Bistro!) and I’ve read every book she’s ever done. The story follows a woman on Nantucket who killed by a hit and run, then is essentially stuck between heaven and earth. She can see everything that is happening and has a final book released. GAH. It was just so good.

The Sixth Wedding

I loved these mini epilogues (if you can call them that!) that Elin has occasionally done, I think they are such a fun way to revisit some of the characters! I’m one of the ones who loved 28 summers so while I was excited to get to be with these characters again, I didn’t necessarily love this ending! I did really enjoy the story in general.

Malibu Rising

Taylor Jenkins Reid is probably tied with Elin as my favorite writer of all time. I’ve been reading her for years, and then she wrote my favorite book EVER – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She has such an incredible way with words. Malibu Rising follows a family in Malibu in the 80s. The story is just SO good – and like many of TJR’s other books, I got so invested in the characters. SO SO good. Highly highly recommend.

The Other Black Girl 

This was another one I was sooo looking foward too! I really liked this one too… the plot twist took a surprising turn. The story follows Nella who is the only Black employee at her work – until she isn’t. When another Black girl is hired, she is instantly accepted by the other employees and weird things start happening to Nella. The writing is amazing and there are so many parts where I LOLed, I was instantly hooked. There are so many important themes in this book as well. The story is great but the plot twist was not my favorite… I’m just not into sci fi or fantasy or what this twist would be classified as. Would love to hear your thoughts if you read this one?!

Under The Southern Sky

Also enjoyed this book! I love Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books – they are so feel good and the perfect summer read in my mind. This story follows a girl who reconnects with a childhood friend who has recently lost his wife. This whole story is one of my favorite tropes – I loved it! Definitely recommend Kristy’s other books too if you’re in the market for a light beach read.

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What I Read In May 2021.

I can’t believe June is here!! It might be my most favorite reading month ever because so many great books are being released. May was a great reading month in terms of books I enjoyed – I really liked most of them. What are you most excited to read right now? I love to hear […]

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what i read in may 2021

I can’t believe June is here!! It might be my most favorite reading month ever because so many great books are being released. May was a great reading month in terms of books I enjoyed – I really liked most of them. What are you most excited to read right now? I love to hear your suggestions below!

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find my summer reading list HERE! It’s one of my favorite posts of the whole year.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. My kindle app hasn’t been connecting to my goodreads account (it used to auto update every time I started/finished a book!) so I’ve been manually trying to keep up with it.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN MAY 2021

The Soulmate Equation – 4 stars

Couldn’t wait to read this one – it was one I was looking forward to all year. The story is about a dating app that successful matches rely on DNA and gene matches. It’s interesting and cute! It follows a single mother who decides on a whim to send in her DNA on a whim and is shocked at what she gets in return. It’s really cute and fun and light and uplighting. Definitely enjoyed it.

That Summer – 4 stars

I was super excited for this one too! I live for Jennifer Weiner’s books. This one took me a while to get into. I didn’t love the characters. The story follows Daisy and Diana who have an “accidental” meeting via email, but it’s really not that accidental. It is definitely a story with serious undertones and many heartbreaking things happen that determine the future of the characters. I did like the ending and find it very satisfying!

The Last Thing He Told Me – 4 stars

Was feeling a little thriller-y this month and I blew through this one. It was super good. The story is about man who completely disappears and leaves his wife along with his teenage daughter with no information. They attempt to figure out what has happened and uncover a ton of truths. It’s a quick read, not overly scary or anything (I’m a baby) and the ending is good too.

People We Meet On Vacation – 5 stars

Oh my gosh, I can’t even HANDLE how much I loved this book. I am one of the ones who LOVED Beach Read last year, so I was waiting and waiting for this book to come out. The story follows a man + women who have a platonic but very close friendship and travel together every summer. It jumps back and forth from present day to previous trips and I just loved it so much. It was so good, the ending was satisfying and still realistic. I absolutely LOVED it.

The Hunting Wives – 3 Stars

I had a hard time getting into this one, but once I did, it was a pretty quick read. The story follows a few different women who are part of the Hunting Wives club. I just didn’t love any of these characters! It did keep me on my toes at points and I wanted to see what happened, but I ultimately didn’t LOVE it.

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What I Read In April 2021.

It was a light but good reading month! I didn’t get to read as much as I’d like, but I absolutely LOVED the books that I read. Right now we’re getting into my favorite reading season and I am just so excited. I have a busy month ahead but some of my favorite authors are […]

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what i read in april 2021

It was a light but good reading month! I didn’t get to read as much as I’d like, but I absolutely LOVED the books that I read. Right now we’re getting into my favorite reading season and I am just so excited. I have a busy month ahead but some of my favorite authors are releasing books soon!

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. My kindle app hasn’t been connecting to my goodreads account (it used to auto update every time I started/finished a book!) so I’ve been manually trying to keep up with it.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN APRIL 2021

The Kitchen Front – 5 Stars

Oh my gosh, loved this one SO much. It was our book club pick for April! I didn’t know if I would be into it because historical fiction is not my preferred genre. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I am bored by it. Well, I could not get enough of this story. It follows four women who participate in a cooking contest during world war II. I can’t even handle how much I loved these characters – I don’t even know who I would pick as my favorite.

Life’s Too Short – 5 stars

I LOVED this book. And it’s our new book club pick for May! The story follows a girl who has a career on youtube (ha!) and ends up entangled with her neighbor. I was so hesitant about this one (are you sensing a theme this month?!) because surprisingly, I don’t love reading fiction where the characters are influencers (makes zero sense, right? Haha.) but I ended up LOVING it. I absolutely loved the character of Vanessa and really loved Adrian too. Of course there is some family drama as well. And this is the third book in Abby Jimenez’s friend zone series, so you get some nice little cameos from previous characters. That’s always fun!

Second First Impressions – 4 stars

I love a good Sally Thorne novel and this didn’t disappoint! The story follows a twenty something girl who works in a retirement community. For some reason I had a really hard time getting into it at the beginning – not sure if it was the subject matter, even though so much of it was SO funny. Especially if you’ve recently had older grandparents or parents. Some pages had me laughing out loud. But once I got into it, I was into it! It’s a light, cute and fun read with a bit of depth too. Super charming!

Reunion Beach – 3.5 Stars

I picked this up last week while I signing books at my local store! I was excited to read it because I’ve seen Elin Hilderbrand talking about it for a year or so. It’s quick and light and you can definitely pick it up here and there. The concept is lovely and I do think it’s an amazing tribute. At the same time, I definitely prefer a full book and while I loved some of these, others I was not as interested in. Still think it’s such a nice way to honor a friend! Excited to hear your thoughts on a book like this.

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What I Read In March 2021.

  March was a surprisingly good reading month!! Even though I didn’t feel like I had much time to read, I ended up reading quite a bit. Like last month, I went through two of my book of the month books which was so nice! I love doing that so I can give them to […]

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what i read in march 2021

 

March was a surprisingly good reading month!! Even though I didn’t feel like I had much time to read, I ended up reading quite a bit. Like last month, I went through two of my book of the month books which was so nice! I love doing that so I can give them to friends or fam. I also finally finished A Promised Land and listened to another audio book, mostly while I did a ton of spring cleaning.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. I slacked on updating it a bit last month, but my books are finally caught up.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN MARCH 2021

Love At First – 4 Stars

This was our March book club pick and I liked it so much! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I loved the first book, Love Lettering SO MUCH that I had really high standards. The story follows two people who reconnect after meeting as teenagers and end up facing a few challenges. The story is really cute and while I didn’t find the characters quite as like-able as the ones in Love Lettering, I still liked them. This is a great light read if you’re looking for something this weekend!

Small Admissions – 4.5 Stars

I couldn’t wait to read this one after reading Musical Chairs a few months ago! The story follows Kate who is fresh from a breakup and lands a new job at a fancy high end school in admissions. I loved this book so much because I feel like it was a little expose on some of those scenarios you hear about in schools in NYC, etc. Like the schools that you interview for when you’re pregnant, before the baby even comes! I absolutely love this author’s writing and now am adding her book Limelight to my list.

What’s Mine and What’s Yours – 3.5 Stars

I loved the characters in this book and really enjoy any book that follows families through a long time span (think Mrs Everything, The Vanishing Half, etc). I got hooked on the story pretty quickly but then it felt like it was taking forever to go on. The story follows two different families in the 90s and we see how racial tensions and society in the 90s and on shapes their lives. Sometimes it seemed like the story was all over the place and I had a hard time following it. Still a good read and I did like seeing what happened at the end!

The Final Revival of Opal and Nev – 5 Stars

OMG, I ended up LOVING this book. Now, this may sound weird, but had I not read Daisy Jones and The Six, I don’t know if I would have loved it quite as much! If you’ve read Daisy Jones and know that style, you might understand what I mean. Daisy Jones is a book I liked but didn’t love when reading (my hopes were too high a year after reading my favorite book of all time, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo), but it’s a book I’ve come to adore as time has gone on. This book has major Daisy Jones vibes but is possibly BETTER!! The story follows a famous 70s musician Opal and is written in interviews. I can’t even handle how much I loved this – I felt like the characters were 100% real. It is so, so good.

The Lost Apothecary – 3.5 Stars

This was another book of the month pick and oh man, I almost didn’t make it through. The late middle to end redeemed the story, but the beginning was just.so.slow. for me. It actually took me over a week to get through the first half. I think based on the title and description I was hoping this would be like The Scent Keeper that I read last year, but it wasn’t nearly as interesting to me. However, it does get better! The story follows an apothecary shop from the 1700s and a present day story, along with some suspense of the murders that happened relating to the apothecary. The book goes back and forth but it does work here and I loved the ending!

One Day You’ll Thank Me – 3 Stars

I love Cameron Eubanks from Southern Charm and the Real World. She often tells it like it is and is unapologetically herself. While I don’t relate to all of her feelings on motherhood, some of them did hit home. And I did like hearing about her expeience. There wasn’t really anything new here though – a lot of it she has talked about on Instagram, in the show and even on other podcasts or interviews. I guess I was hoping this would be more juicy, or talk more about Southern Charm and those experiences!

A Promised Land – 5 Stars

It took my forever to get through this because it was so long and I was insistent on listening to it on audible! I love reading all former presidents’ books (I initially majored in history in college – wild, right?!) and this was no different. I think it was even more interesting than ones I’ve read in the past because the timing is still so recent, and I was old enough at the time to remember things. Unlike other books I’ve read by former presidents who were either in office before I was alive or when I was super young. If you love presidential history, I cannot recommend it enough! And highly highly suggest listening to it. Even though it’s 30 hours long.

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What I Read In February 2021.

It was a light but great reading month over here! I can’t believe February is already over. I only made it through four books, but I am also still listening to A Promised Land on audible and it’s taking up some of my reading time! Hopefully I’ll have it finished by next month. While I’m […]

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what i read in february 2021

It was a light but great reading month over here! I can’t believe February is already over. I only made it through four books, but I am also still listening to A Promised Land on audible and it’s taking up some of my reading time! Hopefully I’ll have it finished by next month.

While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time.

You can also join the book club! We have the instagram and secret facebook group here. All of the book club interactions have really been taking place in the FB group!

You can find my reading lists here and previous What I Read posts here. I’d love to hear below what you read this month!

WHAT I READ IN FEBRUARY 2021

The Kindest Lie – 5 stars

I LOVED this book! The story follows Ruth who gave up a child years ago as a teen and all the details that unfold from this (her husband didn’t know, she obviously struggles with “what if”) and opens on election night of 2008, which I also loved. I was unsure if I would like this because as I’ve mentioned before, since having kids I have turned into the biggest baby, and have a hard time reading or watching anything sad/emotional/devastating/etc when it comes to children. Now don’t get me wrong, parts of this story were absolutely heart wrenching. But I really liked Ruth’s character. I loved Midnight. The detail in this book is incredible and so much of it is just so real. I had a book hangover after this one. Highly recommend!!

Until Then – 3.5 stars

Last year I read my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. I was excited when this popped up in my kindle recommendations! It’s book #2 in the Cape Harbor series but you don’t need to read the first. The story follows Rennie who returns to her favorite place and comes in contact with an old flame. This is one of my favorite tropes, of course. The characters definitely had chemistry and I really liked the book. I loved the ending as usual! It was a light and quick read but heartfelt too. Something I tend to reach for in summer but felt really nice to read in winter!

Honey Girl – 4 stars

This one was so good too! The story follows Grace who just completed her PhD but loses out on an opportunity because of her race and orientation. She takes a trip with friends which results in a wild night and she wakes up married to someone she doesn’t know. I loved this story because Grace thinks she has what she wants in life with her career, and what she has worked towards. It all looks good on paper and seems to be what she “should” do – and fits the expectations people have of her. As a total people pleaser, I found this to be SO SO SO relatable, and I think many other people in this millennial generation would agree. Also really loved the ending of this one. And the whole book made me miss traveling and NYC even more.

The Dating Plan – 4 stars

Okay I have really been trying to get to my Book of the Month picks, can you tell? Haha. I wanted to read them so I can pass them on to some family/friends. This book doesn’t come out for another week or so but I got it in my February box. The story follows Daisy who ends up faking a relationship with a guy who was her childhood crush. As you can imagine, it’s not so fake as time goes on. Reminded me a little of The Ex Talk from last month. This is another trope I find myself liking and thought this book was so cute! Super fast read, light and fun.

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