It’s my June Book Review day. My goodness, I love the summer! This summer took a bit longer to show itself than years previous. The sun is finally out, and I am ecstatic. Pete and I have been enjoying the fresh fruit, slower work days, and warm nighttime walks. Usually, I don’t read as much in the summer since we tend to be out of the house much more, but I could not put these books down. I intended to queue up some good books for our upcoming trip, but I accidentally read them all. Oops! Oh well. I may have some good ones coming up for next month. Grab your Kindle or to-be-read list because you will want to add these…
If you missed my May Book Review:
Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
Why did it take me so long to read Eligible? This book has sat on my bedside table for about six years now. I’m embarrassed this gem of a read had to wait so long for me. I should have read it the day it came out! This book may be one of the best books I’ve read this year because I loved it so much! This story is a modern take on Pride & Prejudice. Hello Mr. Darcy! I loved the silliness of all the family members and even the twist involving a Bachelor-like show. This novel is charming, clever, and everything a modern day Jane Austen could be.
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Warning: Rated R
This novel is about Sydney, a college girl living a seemly perfect life with her boyfriend and best friend. In particular, she loves the ritual of overhearing her neighbor, Ridge, play guitar across from her balcony. One day, Ridge sees her singing made up lyrics to his songs, and a bond instantly forms. This perfect life turns upside down when she discovers her boyfriend has cheated on her with her best friend. She is devasted and has nowhere to go other than to a new friend. I was surprised by how much I loved this story. This story was the first book I have ever read where one of the main characters had a disability. I loved the representation of the disabled community because I don’t see many authors doing that.
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
Warning: Rated R
Piper is a spoiled socialite who throws an out of control party that gets her cut off finically. Her stepfather decides that she needs to learn responsibility, so he sends her to Washington state to run her late father’s run down bar. Within the first few minutes in Westport, she runs into the grumpy local sea captain, Brendan, who thinks she is destined for failure. This grumpy sunshine rom-com was as adorable as can be. I LOVED this story! I even read that the author used inspiration from one of my favorite tv shows, Schitt’s Creek.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Warning: Rated R
Well, this one was Hallmarky and adorable in every way. Endearing characters, a charming town, and a cozy bookstore. Nora, a literary agent, and her pregnant sister escape the big city and wind up in a small town for a three-week vacation. Charlie, an editor from the city, ends up in the same small town for the summer. In the local bookstore, Nora and Charlie bump into each other. Normally, this would be your usual meet-cute, except these two are closer to enemies than lovers.
That is all for June! See you next month 🙂
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