Last month, I told you I was reading Elin’s new book What Happens in Paradise. Well, I finished it and I really liked it. A lot of people aren’t liking this new series, but I do. Both books make me want to hop on a plane/time machine to go back to the pre-hurricane St. John Elin describes. The island sound beautiful, the people lovely, the drinks refreshing, and the food delicious. ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
I read Husband Material by Emily Belden. This is the story of a young widow who is creating an app to help her find the perfect husband. No one she associates with knows that she is a widow, until one day her husbands ashes appear on her doorstep. She has to figure out her life as a known widow while people from her past start showing up in her life. I enjoyed this book and found myself routing for Charlotte throughout the whole story. ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ **Thank you NetGalley for a ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
I read Adequate Yearly Progress by Roxanna Elden and I really wanted to like it. Everything I’d read about the books had my hopes high. It is about a high risk high school in a district that just hired a gimmicky superintendent. As a teacher, I thought the book would be ridiculous enough to be funny. But I found myself struggling to read it as realistic. Maybe it hit too close to home as a teacher. Maybe it annoyed me that unrealistic initiatives do come around like they did in the book. Either way, I didn’t like it and it took me a long time to read it. ☀️ ☀️
I just finished American Royals by Katharine McGee on Sunday night. I was a little surprised to find it was YA when I checked it out of the library. I loved the book! I can’t wait for the next in the series to come out. The book is based on the premise that George Washington decided to be king instead of president. The book takes place in modern times and follows the lives of the American royal family. It was fun and gave this American a taste of what it is like for the British to follow their royals. ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
Currently Reading: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms. I’ve wanted to read this book for quite some time and am loving it already.
Have a great day full of sunshine and books!