It’s my September Book Review!
Right now, some of you are all like…
…yay!!! Books!!! While others of you (who are not readers) are all like…
For those of you who are not readers, may I suggest you binge watch one (or all) of the following shows:
The Good Wife
Okay, so readers…sit down, relax and get comfy. I have a FANTASTIC month of books to review. If you remember, last month, I read a big old boring pile of books. Boo. The books I read in August just left me sad and slightly annoyed. So, I shared this sadness with you and you guys suggested so many books! I sat down, went through your recommendations and wrote down the ones that got the most mentions. I bought six of them and read them all in September…and…there wasn’t a bad one in the bunch! Woohoo! You ladies suggested some excellent books! I am super pumped to share my books with you today. Okay, here we go…
Book #1 was Lysa TerKeurst’s Uninvited. This faith-based book on the author’s own life and experiences was really inspiring, motivating, uplifting and encouraging. I have read several of her books before and they never disappoint. Lysa’s own personal testimony about redemption is woven throughout this book as she tries to really encourage women who feel at times (or maybe all the time) left out. Maybe you’re left out of friendships, your marriage, or maybe you’re just walking through life kind of in a fog…this book will speak to you. I really loved every page and think it would work for women in all stages of life from teens to more mature adult women. It’s a very relatable book.
Okay, why did it take me so long to read Eligible??? I was mad at myself at the end because I should have read it the day it came out. It was so good! Friends, this will be one of my top books for the year. I loved it! This is a modern take on Pride & Prejudice and bonus, there is a little Bachelor-like twist too (which made me laugh because the author obviously did her research because what she said about behind the scenes of a reality show like Bachelor sounded very familiar to me…). This novel is charming, witty, clever and everything Jane Austen but modern day. I cannot say enough good things about this one!
The Hating Game was another winner! Okay, this book would be rated a little R (just throwing that out there), but I loved it. This chick-lit novel is about two people that work together (and hate each other) and you know…somehow, sparks begin to fly. I couldn’t put this one down, so I read it pretty quickly. It’s just light, easy to read and highly entertaining.
Diary of a Mad Bride was really cute! This novel is about a girl getting married and it’s written like diary entries. It was really light and fun to read (plus, hysterical!). Right now, I’m reading the sequel, Diary of a Mad Mom to Be and am enjoying it too. I would say that this book had the least amount of substance to it compared to the other books this month…but it was just really enjoyable and entertaining.
Wow! If It Ends With Us isn’t perhaps my favorite book of the year, then I don’t know what will be. This novel will stick with you long after you’ve read the last page. I really don’t want to give anything away…but it’s about a complicated relationship between a man and a woman with a very important message woven in and then really brought home at the end. I could not put this book down and did not want it to be over. I was so invested in the characters that I didn’t know how it could even end because it was just so complex and I was in so deep that I didn’t want to see things wrapped up. This one is a little rated R as well, so just a heads up…but it’s riveting. I want to read more Colleen Hoover books now.
I wrapped up my month with The Hopefuls. I’m so glad you guys told me to read this one too! This book was not only charming, but fascinating too. It’s a fictional tale about a young married couple that takes place in Washington DC during the eight years of the Obama administration. It’s about working in DC, DC politics, and loosely based on the young up and comers who climb the political ladder in Washington D.C. I liked this book because honestly, by the halfway point, I still didn’t really know what it was about or where it was going. The book kept me guessing the entire time…which made it hard to put down and very entertaining.
So, those six books should be in your Amazon cart right now :). I had a great month reading your recommendations, so please share more! You ladies know your books!!
Speaking of which…
…my new cookbook came out on Saturday, so you should probably add that to your cart too :).
Don’t forget, to see all of my books for the year, just click HERE. There you will find a complete listing plus my reviews.
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Happy book day friends! I can’t wait to read through your comments and get more recommendations!