A Book Update
Back in January, I wrote this post all about the last 15 books I’d read, and it still stands to be one of the most viewed blog posts this year. I think it’s funny because we are all in the same boat of “what do I read next?!”. Isn’t it the worst when you finally finish a book and feel nervous about starting a new one? Will it be as good as my last read? Will it be as bad as my last read? Is this book even worth my time?
Honestly, I think we all have the same feelings. I can’t be the only one, and the blog analytics show just that. Ha! Anyway, I thought it would be fun to give you a little update on what I’ve been reading lately. But, you have to promise not to judge. To be be fair, they all haven’t been winners… also, I’m not exactly what you’d call a serious book kind of girl.
I’ve tried “The Girl on the Train”, and I had nightmares for weeks! So, if you are looking for something along those lines, this isn’t your reading list. But, my friend Grace has a killer (<– you see what I did there?!) book list. If I’m ever able to make it through a thriller book like a real grown up, I’d consult her for my next read!
Anyway, here a few books I’ve finished recently…
My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel
This was such a fun and easy read! I love Sophie Kinsella’s books, and this one was fresh and very applicable to today’s Instagram perfect world. I laughed out loud multiple times while reading. It’s the perfect beach read. For some reason, I just really love when a book’s story line is based in England… weird, but true!
Love Lives Here
One of my very favorite books of all time is “Love Does” by Bob Goff. If you haven’t read, it you need to. “Love Lives Here” is written by Bob’s wife, Maria. This book was truly a collection of stories about her life with lessons she’s learned along the way. The book itself was like a warm hug. I enjoyed it so very much and would re-read it again and again! Highly recommend!
Big Little Lies
Okay, I tried. I reeeeeaaaaalllly wanted to read this book, you know to be trendy and everything. But then the HBO show came on, I got the flu, and I ended up watching the entire season in like 2 days. I was 14 chapters in, and I quit since I knew everything already. Epic fail. But wow is Reese Whitherspoon good as Madeline!
The Bookshop on The Corner
This book was like a magical Scottish Hallmark movie, and I loved it. This book was also like a hug, and it also made me what to go to Scotland. I would definitely read it again! Also, if the producers at Hallmark don’t make a movie out of it, I’d be shocked.
Little Beach Street Bakery
So…. this is where it gets weird. This book was in the recommended section with people who purchased “The Bookshop on the Corner”. So I thought, “why wouldn’t I want to read another magical Hallmark movie?”. And then I started it. I’m not exactly sure what kept me going except for this whole plot line with a puffin (that’s right a bird) that I found weirdly amusing. Every time I picked up this book, I thought to myself “this book is so odd”. But, then again, I finished it. So, I don’t even know what to tell you besides, “that was weird”.
Bread & Wine
This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I LOVED it. I’ve even made a few of the recipes out of the book already. It was just one of those books that spoke to my heart. There is nothing more I love than sitting around the table with my favorite people with candles burning, glasses clinking, and laughter roaring. This book was a love note to just that, and it was wonderful. I cannot recommend it enough!
All Summer Long : A Novel
I’m about 1/2 way through this book, and so far I’m really enjoying it. The book is set in both Manhattan and Charleston, two of my favorite places, so it’s a fun read! I’ll have to let you know what I think once I finish it.
Now that I’ve spilled all my secrets about what I’ve been reading, it’s your turn! Have you read any of these? What did you think? And most of all, tell me ALL of your recommendations! I’m ready for a new book or two!
P.S. Here’s a link to my last post all about books: 15 Books I’ve Recently Read