Hey there, friends! I hope that your weekend was relaxing and fun. I spent Friday night shopping with my mom, and then on Saturday I hung out with my sister who helped me take some blog pictures (thanks, Al!) and we grabbed some sushi for lunch - yum! As I type up this post, it's Sunday morning and I have a few errands to run after some more blog-related work :)
It's been awhile since I've done a book review - I think the last one I did was in the summer! I'm going to make it a goal of mine to do more book reviews, which means I need to be more consistent with my reading. I've always LOVED reading so I really would love to make that a priority. When my sister and I were younger, my dad used to take us to Borders Bookstore on Friday nights and we'd all pick out books and sit down in the cafe. I would pick out probably 10-15 (kind of excessive, right? Haha) books and by the end of the night I'd convince my dad to buy me one of them - Junie B. Jones anyone?! Those were my favorite!
Anyways, let's get onto the book review! I hope that you'll be able to find a new book that you'll enjoy.
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham
Okay, so if you’ve been following me, you know that I’m late to the Gilmore Girls party AKA I just started watching the show for the first time a few months back. I’m totally hooked now (my mom and I watch it together) and we’re currently on season 5. I got Lauren Graham’s new book for Christmas and I LOVED it. Can I just be best friends with Lauren Graham? I didn’t want it to end! And technically it hasn’t ended because I had to skip over some of the parts that talked about the later seasons, as well as the revival. If you love Lauren Graham/Gilmore Girls you will adore this book. The same witty humor we’re familiar with from Lorelai Gilmore comes through Lauren’s Grahams words and I laughed out loud more than once while reading it. BUT if you’re not a Gilmore Girls fan (which if you’re not I’m not sure if we can still be friends…just kidding, kind of) you probably won’t really appreciate this book/be able to follow what Lauren Graham is talking about.
Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand
I love, love, love books by Elin Hilderbrand. She's my go-to-gal when I want a solid book for a beach vacation. Winter Storms is the third book in the Winter Street trilogy, and I've loved following the characters in this storyline. If you're looking for a book to cozy up next to the fire with, this is it. It's set in Nantucket (like the rest of Elin's books) and most of the story surrounds Christmastime which I love! You'll fall in love with the dysfunctional Quinn family and won't want to put this book down. Super easy read! Click HERE for the first book, and click HERE for the second.
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
Everything We Keep was the first book I've read by Kerry Lonsdale and I was not disappointed. This book will keep you guessing right up until the end! Aimee, the main character, is told that her supposedly deceased husband is alive, but she can't figure out why he her high school sweetheart wouldn't have tried to contact her if he truly is still living. I loved how this book was a good mix of friendship, love, and mystery. Another easy read that will keep you interested throughout the entire book!
When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker
This was one of those books that I didn't want to end. I wanted to hold onto the characters for just a tiny bit longer to see what would happen to them next! When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker is about family, loss, and love. The main character, Luke, has three kids and his wife recently passed away from cancer. After her funeral, he starts to receive letters from her, but he has no idea how. This book has strong characters that develop as the book goes on, and the storyline will keep you glued to the book. There were several occasions I stayed up way too late just because I needed to see what happened next!
I hope that you'll enjoy one (or all) of these books as much as I did! I'm always looking for book recommendations. Let me know what your current favorite book is in the comments!
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