A post to share all the bookish things I have been up to during the week – the books I’ve read; the books I’m currently reading and anything else remotely bookish and worth sharing. A simple post to check in with bookish friends and hear about their bookish week.
My week has been pretty amazing….busy but amazing. I’m feeling a bit better anxiety-wise and I think it’s partly due to being able to find time to read. I finished 3 books and started one other. I’m also reading a non-fiction The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer, MD on and off…taking it slow to take in the information.
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes – 4/5 – this was such an easy and fun read…exactly what I was looking for this week. It was romantic but not in a cheesy, ‘stick my fingers down my throat’ kinda way. The characters were relatable – they had struggles, kept secrets, made mistakes – but they were real. I loved the banter between Evvie and Dean and also the friendship between Evvie and Andy…in equal measures. I admit to being a little put off by Dean being a baseball star when I first picked up the book….I know next to nothing about baseball and I am in no way a sporty person…but I am glad I went with it. I can see why people all over bookstagram are loving this book. It’s not life-changing but it is a very enjoyable way to spend some time on the couch.
It’s Not me It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane – 4/5 – Mhairi McFarlane does it again. This is the second book from this author that I have read in the past month. After listening to Don’t You Forget About Me I knew I wasn’t done with Mhairi’s Scottish humour. I listened to this book on Audible every chance I got…during my lunch break, in the car, on the way to work…the narration was brilliant; and the story line was comfortably predictable with the main character, Delia, beautifully flawed and finding her way. Completely feel-good, laugh out loud. Highly recommend.
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 3/5 – Not one of TJR’s best but still good. Two people together since they were 19 decide to try a year apart to save their marriage? Romantic?… maybe…realistic?… not so much. I guess it was sweet that they could forgive each other and move on…(sorry spoilers!)… but I really was hoping Lauren would find herself and follow her bliss…away from husband. Oh well…..it was still a good read. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is still my favourite TJR novel….closely followed by Daisy Jones & The Six.
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms – my latest audiobook – it seems just okay so far. The narration is a bit cringy and I’m don’t know if I like the characters but I’m prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt and keep reading. Hopefully it gets better.
What are you reading tonight? Let me know in the comments below.