The best day in the blog world is here – show us your books! My reading habits throughout April easily can be summed up by the title of this post. Yep, all the chick-lit I read last month. I guess I was in the mood for cheesy, light reads from the same few authors. Whatever works, right? A few of these are my favorite reads yet of 2018, so let’s get into it!
Couldn’t Put ‘Em Down …
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
This has been sitting on my Kindle for who knows how long, so I’m glad that I finally got around to it. At first, I was like WTF is going on, but then it turned so cute/kind of random that I couldn’t help but enjoy it! Duane is the least-suspecting book heartthrob, but I promise that you’ll fall a little more in love with him with every chapter. I have no desire to read the others in the series – none of the other brothers impressed me much.
Living Out Loud by Staci Hart
Huge fan of Staci Hart’s interpretations of Jane Austen classics! I was most anxious for this one since Sense and Sensibility is my favorite of the bunch. This only is Annie’s (Marianne) story, so I’m wondering if there is going to be a separate book for Eleanor/I can’t remember her name in this book. Anyway, I’m a sucker for any story revolving around a bucket list so that immediately won points with me. Greg is the cutest, and I wish Wasted Words was a real place. I’d move to New York City in a heartbeat and work there for the rest of my life.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I’m incredibly late to the game on this one, but now that I’ve finally read it I want it in my life at all times. What a fun, cute read! I found myself laughing multiple times and swooning all throughout. Lucy and Josh were easy to relate to, which made it even easier to enjoy. I totally get why this was/is so popular last year. Thanks, Kristen for the best ever snail mail package! 🙂 I, too have forwarded it onto someone, so it will be fun to see all the places that this book ends up!
The Duet by R.S. Grey
My first R.S. Grey read, and now I’m basically obsessed. Her writing is so fun and light-hearted – basically the ultimate chick-lit reads. This is one of my favorites so far. I pretty much love any story line that involves music and/or famous people. The chemistry was so cute, and some of the quick-witted one-liners gave me a good laugh.
Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
This reminded me a bit of The Hating Game, so naturally I loved it. It was so easy to tell that Lucas and Daisy actually were in love, but it made me laugh (quite literally out loud a few times) how much they tried to make each other miserable. The home video of Lucas making Daisy a bouquet for the school dance was maybe one of the cutest things that I’ve ever read. This is rom-com/enemies-to-lovers story at it’s best!
Enjoyable Enough …
Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery
Isn’t that title the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever read? HA! This is part of the same fairy tale series as Vixen and the Vet – this one is based on Camelot. I’m not into the whole medieval thing, but parts of this story were really cute. Especially the brother and sister relationship.
Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery
This one is based on/inspired by The Little Mermaid. I thought that was a bit of a stretch because some of it was really confusing. It took me a quick-minute to grasp the whole accent thing that was made to be a big deal. Anyway, the ending won me over because it was too cute and perfect not to fall in love with.
The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey
Don’t get me wrong – I still enjoyed this because Grey’s writing is so easy to like. But, compared to the other two this didn’t do as much for me. Did I miss the part when Beau fell in love with Lauren? Obviously, we all knew that she had a huge crush on him, but I was kind of confused when all of a sudden we find out that Beau had been pining for Lauren as well all those years. The age gap didn’t bother me – really, it wasn’t that drastic – but I still thought there could’ve been more character development so their romance made more sense. I’ve never been to New Orleans, but now I want to visit!
Not For Me …
P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy
I wanted to love this, but I think the story was lost in translation. The writing was so choppy and hard to follow at times. I found myself skimming through some of the pages just to get an idea of what was happening. Still love the cover art, though!
Currently reading: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara