I’m late to the party with this post (spoiler alert: forgot to write it in my planner)! But, I’ve been on a reading spree lately and am loving it. It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so I’m excited to share some of my recent reads with y’all!
Find You in the Dark: “Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades.. normal life. Until him.
Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness. Until her.” via Goodreads
Ok, let me just say right now that the synopsis I’ve shared does no justice for this book. This is not a cutesy, high school love story. The story is based around mental illness and first loves. It delves into how mental illness can affect the person who has the illness, but also how it affects people around them. It also shows how easily being in love with someone can make it hard to see when you’re in a bad place. This book shook me to my core, but it was one I didn’t want to put down. 4.5/5.0 stars
HELPS PASS THE TIME
Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She’s an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love.” via Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read, a good story, and I enjoyed the character development. It does get a little slow in the middle, but I thought it was a good way to progress the story in a real way! If you’re looking for a light read, pick this one up. 4.0/5.0 stars
Scrappy Little Nobody: “A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”” via Goodreads
I love Anna Kendrick, so it was no surprise that this book was on my to-read list. I listened to it on audiobook on treadmill days & found myself laughing more than once. If you’re a fan of AK, then I highly suggest this book! Bonus: she reads the audiobook herself which I really enjoyed. 4.0/5.0 stars
NOT WORTH IT
Truly Madly Guilty: “Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.” via Goodreads
This is the second Liane Moriarty book that I’ve had trouble with recently. I’m a big fan of other books of hers, but this one was a let down for me. I thought it was extremely slow, there was very little character development, and overall, I was bored. I dragggggggged out the reading of this book and almost wish I would’ve just skipped it altogether. However, I do know that others have loved this book, so it’s probably a toss up if you’re a LM fan.
And now, time to hop over and see what some of y’all have been reading so I can add to my to-read list!