I told you I would be a one stop shop for holiday reads this December! I tried to read all the books in my Bookstagram tree, but after a few too many less than jolly reads I switched gears. I feel like Scrooge!
I’m terrible. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy them enough to DNF, its just that my reading was slow moving and I didn’t have that need to turn the next page feeling to whip through them. Darn it, I just realized I may be in a bit of a reading slump so don’t take my reviews to much to heart.
First up (the best of the bunch):
The Christmas Keeper (Happily Ever After #2) by Jenn McKinlayRead More »
Published: June 25, 2019 by Ballantine Books
Category: Women’s Fiction, Chick-lit
Need a summer read with a little bit more oomph?I’m talking secrets, some family drama, and learning to find oneself. Then this book is might be your perfect oceanside, poolside, lakeside, heck even cozy couch read. It’s not super dramatic on the oomph front (has just enough): its authentic and had just the right amount of humor.Read More »
Publish Date: October 2, 2018 by Ballantine Books
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Family Life
Jodi Picoult is my favorite author so I know I may be a bit bias, but trust me when I say that this book was one of her most compelling and thrilling reads. She is known for addressing controversial subjects, but does extensive research to present both sides in an authentic, realistic way.Read More »
Published: February 27, 2011 by Ballantine Books
Category: Historical Fiction
I struggled rating this one properly. First, it was beautifully written and if I were just rating that it would have gotten at least 4 disco balls. Second, I despised Ernest Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer. If Ernest was a fictional character I wouldn’t have wanted to give this story my time. Not that I did even knowing he was in fact ‘real’, I thought I owed it to Hadley to finish.
Published: June 6, 2017 by Ballantine Books
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Category: Historical Fiction Goodreads Choice Awards 2017, Best Historical Fiction
If you are not sure what you are reading next…make it this. You must. You simply must! I read this book in 2 days, I craved reading it during any free time I had and needed to reach its ending.Read More »