Do you ever dread reading books that are favorites of others? I do, there is nothing worse than being excited about a book and after reading ti wondering what you missed because it didn’t leave you with the same feeling as what feels like the rest of the world. Luckily for readers The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book that lives up to its hype.
I am a sucker for books about books or loving books or the power of books. Books are near and dear to my heart so it was not a surprise that I couldn’t wait to read How to Find Love In a Bookshop. And the book did not disappoint! How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the perfect book for when you are looking for a heart warming read. This is a book that feels like a warm hug and when you are finished you are satisfied and content with what you read.
What would you be willing to do to make a new start? In The Goddesses by Swan Huntley Nancy is so desperate to make a new start that she embraces her new friend Ana and risks everything. In this wild ride of friendship and trust you will be questioning what is real and what you are willing to do for a friend.
Sometimes I like a little light mystery in my reading line up and the Maggie Hope mystery series is one I turn to for a reliably good read. Set during World War II Maggie is a part-American 20 something living in London when she gets drawn into the war effort. The series takes readers on adventures with Maggie and her friends. The adventures are mixed with just the right amount of historical detail to make it interesting and if you have questions about the historical accuracy the author provides a Historical Notes section.
Do you like books that make you laugh at the ridiculousness of life? Are there things that you really wish you could say but you don’t? Class Mom is a book that takes an every day thing, being a Mom of an elementary school student, and makes you laugh at how intense parents can be.
Jen, former groupie and single mother, has embarked on a new life as wife and class mother for her youngest son. To survive she sends snarky emails to the intense kindergarten parents. She gains friends, enemies, a trainer, and a chance to flirt with a high school crush. In the end it is a story of growing up and deciding what is truly important. It is my favorite kind of book for summer or a relaxing weekend, a book that makes you laugh with characters you recognize from your life or characters that you wish were in your life.
Time for a little historical fiction. Fiona Davis uses New York City landmarks as the center piece of her novels. The landmark is mixed with a recent mystery to add a twist to the novels. In The Address the historic apartment building the Dakota is the center piece.