Good morning book nerds! This has easily become one of my favourite features on the blog. I love sharing some of my favourite reads with you and seeing what these babes have been reading too. Read anything good lately? Share with us in the comments!
Becky: I think the last couple months were a reading record for me. I read eight, almost nine, books since we last caught up two months ago. My grand total for the year is sitting at 32! I’ve read some pretty great books but some were just meh, like The Girls and Miss Peregrine’s. What is it about over-hyped books being totally mediocre?
Favourites: It’s so hard to choose my favourite but I’m going to have to say Forever, Interrupted. I think Taylor Jenkins Reid has become my new favourite author. However, you should know by now that I can’t say no to a good memoir written by a strong female which is why I also really loved both Amy Schumer’s and Bif Naked’s memoirs. I’m just on the last few pages of Bif’s book but knew I’d love it to the end based on her recent book tour where she read some passages with such animation. I’m reading the book with her voice in my head which makes it even more fantastic.
Looking Forward To: I was thrilled when I found both Forever, Interrupted and another TJR book, After I Do at the used bookstore. I’ve heard After I Do is even better than Forever, Interrupted and I can’t wait to devour it. I also can’t wait to get my hands on Anna Kendrick’s new book Scrappy Little Nobody and Lauren Graham’s book, Talking As Fast As I Can, because it’s Gilmore Girls month!
Brie: I’ve read a good chunk of books in the last two months – 10 to be exact, but barely a handful stand out as really great reads. Such is the life of a reader though! Thankfully, the books I loved, I really, really loved.
Favourites: When we last caught up, I mentioned I had just started One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and you guys, what an amazing book! I pretty much recommend it to everyone I talk to (and I even made my mom read it while she was visiting), so if you haven’t yet, this is one bandwagon you need to hop on ASAP. Immediately after One True Loves, I read After I Do by the same author and while it’s completely different, I loved it too. Now I’m on a mission to read the rest of her books. Happiness for Beginners was my most recent read and it’s now competing with One True Loves for my favourite book of the year. Another feel-good, easy read, but deeper than your average chick-lit. And if you’re in the mood for a twisted, psychological mystery, then All is Not Forgotten is a great read, but fair warning that the content is pretty graphic.
Looking Forward To: My reading has slowed down considerably the past few weeks, most likely because my energy is pretty low as I prepare for baby to make its debut in just over a month. I’ve made it my mission to try and finish off the year with light, easy, Christmas themed reads. I never read seasonal books, but I felt it was time, and after Alison recommended the Winter Street trilogy by Elin Hilderbrand, I put them all on hold at the library. I’m halfway through the first book and it’s exactly what I was hoping to read to round out the year.
Anything you’re looking forward to reading over the holidays?