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About a month ago my I was challenged by Stephanie to read one book this summer, just one book. I grimaced, I groaned, I tried to get her to let me read a kids chapter book… she refused. So I sucked it up and went to the library grabbing a book that I thought I could make it through, some how. When I sat down to read something magical happened. The book-worm that has been resting dormant for over 20 years (whom I thought had died) sprung back to life.
I read one book, followed by another and then another. Something I had assumed I no longer enjoyed became the perfect past time. In less than a month, I had read several books and today I want to share them with you!
This was the very first book I read. Having just recently finished Gilmore Girls, I had a feeling this might be the perfect book for me to start with. I absolutely loved it. It was a super easy read that I finished in no time at all. I loved the insight into her time as Lorelai. She also shares a diary that she kept while filming The Year in The Life episodes that made me want to watch them again.
After reading the above book, I wondered about reading her first novel. She had shared about writing Someday, Someday Maybe in her spare time while she was filming Parenthood. I grabbed a copy of it and was equally enthralled. Her humor carried over into the playful story of a girl, Franny Banks, who is “trying to make it” as an actress in NYC and is up against a deadline that she has assigned herself. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to reading her next novel when it comes out.
I was told to read a Kristin Hannah book and I grabbed Between Sisters. It was an interesting story, but very far-fetched and a bit too unrealistic for me. It’s the story of two sisters, their broken relationship, the broken relationships they have, and the road to restoration. I did enjoy the way the book was written and will likely read another Kristin Hanna book.
I grabbed this book by chance off the new release shelf at the library. A story of 4 young women in their marriages/ engagements. Each chapter focuses on one of the 4 girls, but their stories are woven together with friendship. I read the entire book in just over a day. It is a SUPER easy and fun read. This was Julie Pennell’s first novel. I hope she writes more!
JoJo Moyes is another author I was told I needed to check out. Sadly I just grabbed the wrong book. It wasn’t that it was bad, just a bit slow really. The story was rather short but there was about 8 short stories in the back. However, I didn’t care for any of them either. I still plan to give JoJo Moyes another try. I hear she has much better books.
What have you been reading lately?
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