Thoughts, Comments, and Recommendations
There is nothing quite like a new book, and I am ALWAYS on the hunt for my next new favorite! So, I thought I’d share a few recent books I’ve read just incase you too are on the lookout for something new. Also, this is a two way street, so I’m fully expecting to hear what you are reading and loving in the comments below, so don’t by shy! Okay, here we go…
OMG, if you are a creative of any kind. READ THIS BOOK. Seriously. Read it, you can write me a thank you note later.
Well, I just loved this book. Like really loved it. The start was slow, and I almost put it down and never picked it back up, but I powered through and about 1/3 of the way in it got really great! Also, I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Of course, I loved all the the behind the scenes details of filming GG and the sweet things about the town we all love, Stars Hallow. I didn’t want this book to end!
Emily Ley is a good friend of mine, so reading this book honestly felt like having a cup of coffee with her! It’s an easy read and one I think most of us can relate to! Because let’s be real, perfect is totally overrated.
I actually read this one during election season, which was fun since it’s a book on the ins and outs of campaigning, but I have to tell you that I didn’t love it. The first half of the book was fun, but the last half felt slow and honestly kind of depressing. Not my favorite.
I thought this book was a super interesting read, and seeing the characters walk though internal battles of stereo types kept me flipping the page. But fair warning, this book had a lot of “ear muff” moments, but I’d definitely recommend it! Smart, funny, and interesting.
I know both Jess and Haley, and this book was also like a girl’s night with the two of them! And seriously, there’s nothing better than a girl’s night with those two! I really enjoyed it, and it’s both encouraging and God filled. Highly recommend!
Last October when we went to LA, I saw Anna Kendrick speak at the Elle Women of Hollywood event, and she was even funnier in person. I enjoyed her speech, so when her book came out, I felt like I knew her! I really enjoyed reading this one and hearing all about an industry that feels both foreign and weirdly familiar at the same time. The language in the book is crude, but then again it’s Anna Kendrick, so it all seemed on brand! Also, loved hearing her backstory… celebrities are just like us and all!
I loved this book. LOVED it. But then again, I’m a sucker for some good ChickLit! It’s a very intertwined story line, think Love Actually. I would recommend this to just about anyone. I loved it so much I might just read it again. Just one of those feel good books.
Another great read! I really enjoyed this one, the story line was good and interesting. I loved learning more about professional tennis. After reading the book, felt like I could relate to Venus and Sereena (who am I kidding the book was fiction)! Seriously, I found myself at dinner parties talking about tennis like I KNEW what I was talking about, embarrassing. Loved it and would totally recommend it!
This was a smart and insightful book about women on Wall Street. I really enjoyed this read and loved knowing it was based on a true story, one I heard Reese Witherspoon is making into a movie. Also, I am a serious sucker for any Wall Street anything, I find it so fascinating! If you are a Wall Street Junkie like me you need to read the book “The Buy Side” (I’ve talked about it here before), it’s also really good.
This book was an easy breezy read. Like a magical Hallmark movie turned book. I love a good fluff read, so I was all over this one!
Gosh, this was good. It’s a modern day telling of Pride and Prejudice and I couldn’t get enough. If you go into the book knowing that the story mimics P&P then you will be in good shape. If you are like me and didn’t realize it until about half way through, you will be semi-confused. Luckily it finally dawned on me. Clearly I need to get out more.
Another Lauren Graham book and I loved it. The characters are quick and talk fast and banter back and forth. But let’s be real, this woman can really do no wrong in my book.
This. Book. Blew. My. Mind. I read the book before I saw the movie, and whoa. Growing up in Titusville (where the Shuttle used to go off) this whole story line felt like home. My entire family on both sides worked for NASA so I felt like I really knew what they were talking about. There are parts that are painfully technical, but the story is brillant.
A total beach read, and I loved every second of it. Easy to read, sweet story, all the things I look for in a good ChickLit book! Also, I find fiction baking books weirdly appealing… anyone else?
Okay, so that is it for now, it feels like a lot doesn’t it! Ha! Anyways, I’d love to know your thoughts! Have you read any of these books? What are you reading? Tell me, I’m dying to know!
Oh, and here’s whats on my nightstand right now:
And lastly, I juuuuuuust signed up for Good Reads and I have no idea what I am doing, are you on it? If so, let’s be friends!