I am so behind on getting this post up! I mean we are basically halfway through March and I’m just reviewing February. So sorry friends! I read 8 books in February and am pretty darn proud! March is already shaping up to be a slower month but that’s okay. Here’s the books I read, and my reviews of them.
How Could She by Lauren Mechling
I cannot get behind this book. I can’t even remember how it ended up on my reading list, but I regret it. At one point I was telling a friend about it and how much I disliked it but wanted to give it a chance since I was only a little in only to realize I was halfway through!
This book has zero point. It’s suppose to be about female friendship, but the girls and friendship is terrible! They don’t lift each other up at all and none are very good friends. It’s more of a mid life crisis book than about friendship. Plus there are sooo many characters and names mentioned as you go along. I was never sure if a name was important or just a name mentioned.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
This book is amazing! Halfway through I was like yeah it’s good, by the end I was tearing up. It’s VERY STEAMY! But there’s also so many funny quotes. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts. The story line of love, politics, coming out/coming of age is just so well written. You feel for each character and your heart goes out to everyone. You almost just want to be friends with them all!
I listened to the audiobook and the narration is so great. The voices for each character were perfect and very funny too. I think it made me like the book even more.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Everything about this book is so endearing. I listened to the audio version which is read by Tom Hanks. His voice fit the main character Danny perfectly. This book is about a brother and sister and their childhood home. It follows their family, the house and the ups and downs of their lives. Then characters are so well written that you become very attached to them.
Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters
Such a cute read! I love the format of the book (like a script). It’s a rom-com all about romantic comedies. The characters are loveable and you almost don’t know who she’s gonna end up with but your rooting for Evie all the same.
Better Together by Christine Riccio
I read this ARC on NetGalley. The book comes out June 1, 2021.
Overall this book is pretty good. By the end I was loving the characters but halfway through I was iffy. It’s hard to love them since they are so flawed and you want to yell at them the whole time but by the end you completely feel for them.
Better Together is alllll over the place though. There’s so many elements. At times it almost feels like too many. I see how they all come together but it is a lot going on. There’s The Parent Trap aspect, a bit of Freaky Friday, add in some magic, and a whole lot of family problems! Everyone in the books needs therapy and in the end it seems like they get it. Thank God! It’s totally worth reading, but can also feel a little long.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
This book and review should start off with a TW- depression, mental health issues, and suicide.
I cannot recommend this book enough! The moral lesson through the whole thing is amazing. While there is a very sad undertone through the whole thing it does end on a good note.
The main premise of the book is that Nora is between life and death in the midnight library where she can choose books of other lives she could have lived. That concept is truly fascinating and such a fun idea! As she tries out other lives you can’t help but think of your own life and the different choices we’ve all made. Each choice affects something or someone and there’s tragedy and beauty in that. This book really gives you so much to think about.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Such a fun, quick, light hearted read! Drew gets Alexa to agree to be his date to a wedding after just meeting and from there their love story goes on. These some sexy bits to the book that aren’t too detailed which I loved! Just enough to make you fall in love with the characters too. Throughout the whole book you’re rooting for them! So so cute! I also love that there’s an epilogue to the book and you know how the two end up.
Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
I have a middle of the road opinion about this book. It’s my third Emily Griffin book I read and why do cheating people always seem to be involved. I wanted to root for Ellen but just couldn’t get behind her. She kept doing things that made me wanna smack my forehead. Which thinking about it was probably the authors exact wanted response. So maybe the writing did exactly what was intended, but the plot just bothered me the whole way through.
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