All the Chick-Lit I Read Last Month

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!

All the Chick-Lit I Read Last Month

Couldn’t Put ‘Em Down …

Truth or Beard by Penny ReidTruth 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 HartLiving 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 ThorneThe 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. GreyThe 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. GreyAnything 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 RegneryDark 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 RegneryDon’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. GreyThe 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 LevyP.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

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  1. Ha I just finished The Hating Game last month, so I’m with ya on the “late to the game” comment. It’s exciting that her next novel is coming out soon, though which means we have had less time to wait!

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  2. Heather wrote:

    Anything You can Do is probably my favourite R.S. Grey book. Her books are so cute. I loved Truth or Beard!! The entire Knitting in the City series by her is also so wonderful. I will for sure read the other in the Beard series at some point.
    LOVED The Hating Game ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yay! So glad to know someone else that understands my R.S. Grey obsession, lol. I’ll have to check out the Knitting in the City series – sounds cute!

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  3. yes, there will be a book for the second S&S sister – i think comes out sometime this year. i really hope she writes a P&P book and a northanger book! i am so so glad you enjoyed truth or beard, i adore Duane. like hardcore obsessed with him. i am of course also happy you liked the hating game and RS Grey’s books! i did not love the beau & the belle as much as the duet or anything you can do (which is why stars are weird because i rated tb&tb 5 stars but anything you can do 4, so… whatever).

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    • Thanks for letting me know about the new Staci Hart! Obviously we need Eleanor’s story, but I agree about a P&P book. She just has to at some point.

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  4. I want to buy Truth or Beard for my cousin just because of the cover – she loves bearded men!

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  5. I’ve been trying to get a stockpile of books going for when she comes, so that I will have books to read in the late night feedings and what not! I’ve actually downloaded quite a few of these thanks to your recommendations:)! I read most of the fairy tale series and liked it enough to keep reading them. I’ve recently started on some kindle unlimited books by Slyvie Stewart, starting with the Fix-Up. I’d recommend it! Light and easy:)

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    • Oh! Thanks for the recommendation. I love KU, but sometimes it can be overwhelming because there’s so much to choose from.

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  6. Biana Perez wrote:

    I’ve read a few R.S.Grey books and feel the same way -such a fun writer!! Adding a few to my TBR list! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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    • I think you have Kindle Unlimited if my memory serves correct, so most of her books are on there! I love them because they’re quick, easy and enjoyable.

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  7. Everybody is loving R.S. Grey and apparently I need to grab one of her books!

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  8. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Iโ€™m looking forward to hearing how you like Iโ€™ll Be Gone in the Dark, it sure looks fascinating! Lots of good summer reads here, hopefully things will slow down for me soon to get to them!

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  9. I try to read a lighter book now and then because I generally read very heavy, dark books. It’s a good refresher.

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    • And, I’m the opposite – I sometimes read too many light books that I need to throw in a dark one every now and then!

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  10. Olya wrote:

    I still haven’t read The Hating Game, and I really need to soon!

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  11. shootingstarsmag wrote:

    Sometimes you really just need some light reads. I’m glad to hear you had a pretty good reading month too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. Everyone’s on I’ll be Gone in the Dark and I am 135 our of 135 at the library on the hold list.

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    • Hopefully you get it soon! I’m a little more than halfway done with it – interesting stuff.

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  13. So many great sounding books! I’ll have to check some of these out.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  14. Pinky wrote:

    OOOH! Pick me for the Hating Game :)!

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    • Haha it’s no longer in my possession, but I’m hoping the new owner will continue the trend of sending it somewhere when she’s finished.

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  15. Girl, this was my April as well. You read SO MANY good ones. I want to get around to Staci Hart but they are never on sale and my library doesn’t have them! I have Truth or Beard and a few RS Grey on my ipad. I loved The Beau and the Belle…. but yeah… when DID he fall for her?!?!?! I have the Hating Game from the library right now too. I’m loving all of the light fluffy reads right now! ๐Ÿ™‚ XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    • I hope that you LOVE The Hating Game – itโ€™s just so cute! Glad itโ€™s not just me that thought that about Beau & the Belle, lol. I still enjoyed it, though. Do you have Kindle Unlimited? A lot of Staci Hart books are available through that!

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  16. Penny Reid and RS Grey were both popular authors this month! I need to pick up some of their books for some light reading! In the summer thatโ€™s typically what I gravitate towards as well!

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    • Sorry I’m so late on this response, girl! But yes, totally get some R.S. Grey in your life – her books are so cute!

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