We are basically still in the first week of October ;), so I am not super late on my September wrap-up. I had a nice September full of fall decorations, late summer weather but cool fall nights, soup, and some favorite movies. I read 5 books, which is a lot less than I normally do, but who cares. I enjoyed myself. That is what matters.
Books read: 5
Books listened to: 0
Total pages read (includes “pages” from audiobooks): 1766
Roomaid (Sariah Wilson) ♠♠♠
This story was cute. I enjoy the trope of we have to learn how the other half lives. Madison and Tyler were both adorable in their own ways and their romance seemed believable enough. I wish this would’ve been a book from both POVs (and I rarely wish that).
I recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun distraction.
Red, White, & Royal Blue (Casey McQuiston) ♠♠♠♠
This is one of those hype books I’ve been meaning to read for a while. And let me tell you, the hype is totally real. I was so into the story and couldn’t wait for them to find each other. I was so rooting for them! The novel was witty and fun but also made me think. At times, it felt very profound. And it was always important.
I highly recommend reading this book.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid) ♠♠♠♠
Last month, I read Daisy Jones & The Six and loved it. I enjoyed this one as well but it didn’t pack quite as much of a punch. I did love all the intrigue, the romances, the feuds, the glamour, and the heartbreaks as well as all the Hollywood gossip. Jenkins Reid is quickly becoming one of the authors to watch.
I recommend this book.
Verity (Colleen Hoover) ♠♠♠
Ugh, just no. This novel didn’t have a single likable character, not one had a redemption arc or even displayed any kind of humanity. We all know, I love complicated villains and I don’t need any goodie-two-shoes in my stories, but I need my characters to show some depth. Honestly, these people were just plainly terrible. Their choices were confusing. There was no real resolution at the end. To me, this book had the same flaws as The Girl on the Train. Everyone deserved what they got (well not the kids in the story – they deserved therapy or new parents) and I was not at all surprised or shocked by the ending. Bleh!
I do not recommend this book.
The Guest List (Lucy Foley) ♠♠♠♠
Remote Ireland? Yes please! Murder and a large group of suspects? Double yes please! This is definitely one of those books where I just had to turn the next page. I needed to know what happens and how it all ends. This is a great book for a book club – lots of stuff to discuss.
I recommend this book.
HOW WAS YOUR SEPTEMBER? I DIDN’T HAVE A FIVE STAR READ THIS MONTH BUT I REALLY ENJOYED RED, WHITE, & ROYAL BLUE AS WELL AS THE GUEST LIST.