This was a big reading month for me! I’m to the point now where I’m trying to end the year at 75 books and am so determined I’m spending all my free time in a book. So much so that by the end of the month I hated a book so much, but instead of DNFing it I finished it just so it would count towards my final goal number. I finished the month at 70 books, so here’s hoping I can read 5 next month.
Always, in December by Emily Stone
“A devastating, romantic, life-affirming love story”
This book!! I don’t know whether to love it or be so mad. Throughout the whole thing I had an inkling that Max was sick or something was wrong with him. But there were so many things that just made me mad. While I completely think you can create a strong connection with someone and fall in love from only a few encounters I don’t think max owed Josie an explanation. I also don’t feel like the 3 encounters they had were long enough to create such a strong bind between them. It felt a little unrealistic.
I also can’t imagine his parents and sister at the end being okay with Josie being the one to be with him when he passed. It just seemed so wrong!
The book is very cute and romantic but just felt a little unrealistic. I also felt like because it skipped so many months I didn’t feel like I was getting the whole story. I don’t want this entire review to put the book down because it was very cute and sweet. I liked the authors writing style and I liked the book. I just wish it wasn’t so sad and unrealistic.
Thanks Netgalley for letting me read the ARC ebook.
Little Wishes by Michelle Adams
A beautiful and heartbreaking love story. I listened to the audiobook which was amazing. The book is so sad but heartwarming. I just don’t have much to say. It was beautiful.
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 💫
I loved this book!! My only issue was it felt a little long and drawn out at parts. But honestly I loved it so much. Each character was amazing. I loved the letters from Lulu and how everything come together in the end. The love story mixed in too is so cute. All around I’d totally recommend this book! I have to try some of the recipes. I’d love to see this made into a movie.
Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
This was my book clubs pick for November and it’s a great winter read. While it looks like a Christmas read it’s definitely more winter as it’s set in like March I believe.
Overall it’s a very cute book. It does deal with lots of mental health issues, but I thought the author wrote them in very very well. It does give One Day in December vibes with the drawn out timeline, but it’s a very cute quick read.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Wow! What a book! Cried my way through. Read it in two days. It’s not exactly like the synopsis describes but in the very best way. Total plot twist. I don’t want to give any spoilers but I totally suggest reading. This book seems to have either you love it or you hate it vibes. I think those book deserved to be read the most.
While reading this book I put myself into the story so much. It’s so real and raw. The storyline is something that some people live out day to day or within their lifetime which makes it feel so real. And I absolutely adored that it wasn’t just about romantic love but about friendship love.
The Editor by Steven Rowley
This book is interesting. It’s not exceedingly good or bad. Just an average read. I didn’t know much about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and found this work of fiction about her very interesting. Books that include historical fiction aspects are always teaching me something since then I start to google more. So that part I found cool.
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
This book is terrible. It’s extremely cheesy and the writing is subpar. After reading The Wedding Date I expected so much more from this one. I’m really disappointed. I’m hoping the next book is better…
I seriously wanted to DNF this book it was so bad.
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I remember feeling let down after reading The Proposal too especially since I liked The Wedding Date! I did like Party of Two though!
EEEK! I’m so glad you enjoyed In Five Years. That was my introduction to Rebecca Serle and I was obsessed. She seriously knows how to suck me into the story. I couldn’t stop reading. I look forward to checking out a few of the others you enjoyed 🙂
Oooh definitely adding a few of these to my list! Eight Perfect Hours sounds cute. I agree on In Five Years– so good yet so sad!
I just added some books to my TBR list. Thanks!
i really get back into reading! thanks for the inspo
In five years is one of my very favorites! I didn’t LOVE the proposal either.
I’m reading Eight Perfect Hours right now and loooving it! I read In Five Years last year and literally ugly cried through the whole thing haha glad you enjoyed it!