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September Reads

September Reads

September was a really crazy month. My work schedule was packed, and that mixed with other events, commitments, etc made it tough to do much reading. Also, most of my holds are still like, 6 months away from getting to me. Sometimes I feel like […]

August Reads

August Reads

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli 2/5 Stars I had this book on my holds list for about 5 months before I finally got to read it. I was really looking forward to it, and frankly I was a bit disappointed. The story follows Raina, […]

July Reads

July Reads

Maybe This Time by Jane Mansell

This had the makings of a perfect book for me:

  • set in the UK
  • romcom/chick lit
  • endorsed by one of my new favourite writers, Katie Fforde

Mimi goes to visit her dad and his partner in the Cotswolds, where she helps them become part of the tight community of Goosebrook. She also happens to meet a guy named Cal who seems perfect, but he’s married. To a really great woman. Time passes, and there are some big life changes for a lot of people in the story, and Mimi comes back to the community.

There is a bit of a twist early on in the book that I really wasn’t expecting, which made it an interesting read. Other aspects of the book weren’t as surprising, but that’s okay. I knew what I was getting with this book. I think some parts of it went on a little too long. Overall I enjoyed this book, but I wasn’t in love with it.

Recipe for Love by Katie Fforde

Zoe nabbed a spot in a popular televised cooking competition for amateur cooks. She is excited, but nervous. She has always been a little reserved. After a surprise encounter with one of the judges, and a contentious relationship with a fellow contestant/competition roommate, Zoe finds that this competition has more challenges than she anticipated.

Obviously I am going to love a book about a cooking competition. I love food and I love reality television. And it’s a romcom? Yes of course this is made for me. And I really enjoyed reading this. Again, predictable ending, but whatever I don’t really care. I liked this book a lot!

June Reads

June Reads

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardtark I’ve been a big fan of the My Favorite Murder Podcast from pretty early on in their run. When they announced that they were writing a book, I was ecstatic. Georgia and Karen […]

March Reads

March Reads

Bachelor Nation: Inside the world of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman – Being a Bachelor podcaster, when this book came out this time last year quite a few people asked if I had read it. Well, now I can say yes I have. […]

December Reads

December Reads

My Squirrel Days by Ellier Kemper – A friend sent me this book because they thought it would be in my wheelhouse. One of my favourite genres of books is “biography written by a female comedian from a show I like”, and this fits right in that category. Although I liked this book, I didn’t love it. It gives off the effervescently cheery vibe that Ellie is known for, but it didn’t totally connect with me for whatever reason. I did like the way the chapters were focused on specific stories, and they often hopped around the timeline of her life. It was a convenient way to not have to work really hard on transitions between the chapters. It was a fun read, but I don’t know if I will ever re-read it.  

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips – This falls in the same genre as the aforementioned book, but this is definitely a heightened version of that. It’s definitely more exciting and a little juicier of a read, probably because Busy lived a little bit less of a regular life. Ellie’s experience more closely mirrors my own, whereas Busy’s doesn’t and that makes it a more interesting book. Busy also isn’t afraid to share more of the darker aspects of her life, and is also willing to name names of some of the positive and negative experiences she’s had with Hollywood. I’m not going to lie, I love a little gossip, so I found that part to be fun and different from a lot of other books in this genre. I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it if you like Busy, or other books of this nature.

Let me know what books you think I should read in 2019.

November Reads

November Reads

Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder by Chris Cavender – When I saw this book on the shelf at the library, I knew it was for me. Pizza AND a murder mystery? What more could I ask for. I enjoyed this book, but I wouldn’t say […]