Hiiiii. I know a book post is SO overdue and while I’ve mentioned a few books here and there over the last year in my Tuesday Things and monthly Favorites, I haven’t done any sort of dedicated post in aaaaages.

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Reading is my absolute favorite thing (next to writing) but it has taken such a huge backseat since I’ve had Max. I still can find time to read at various points of the day, but not as consistently as I’d like. Also, with the still somewhat unpredictable schedule of a toddler, I often get two pages in before passing out at night. Hence the hiatus. This summer though, I’ve made it more of a priority. These are the last five books I’ve read, plus a repeat mention and what I’m currently reading. I’d love to hear what you’re reading below!

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. I have loved mostly all of Liane Moriarty’s books. I never thought I was interested in reading “mysteries” but I find her stories to be the perfect combination of what I love with some mystery and suspense – and enough of the “light” read that I enjoy. I like this story a lot and flew through it, but it wasn’t my all-time favorite of hers. I found some of the characters just so unlikeable!

Modern Lovers by Emma Staub. Loved loved loved this story! It took me a few pages to get into it but I love the writing and found the story fascinating. I loved the little food bits too. Slightly predictable, but hey I love a good predictable story and sometimes that it just what I’m looking for.

Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. I liked this book. I really did. I love Shauna’s writing and her previous books. I think I was just super hopeful at the beginning that this book would give me exact details on how to make some changes in my life and maybe… someone would jump out of the book and do it for me? Ha. Kidding. Sort of. Still loved it, but was left wanting just a leeeeettle bit more. If that makes sense.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. I read this book after Kristen mentioned it and oooooh I adored this story. I loved it so much! The characters are REAL. I tend to never search out YA novels on my own, but always find the best recommendations from friends and end up loving them. This was a quick read that tugged at my heart.

Falling by Jane Green. AH. I wanted to love this book and I did enjoy it for the most part, up until the end. Not just the ending but right before the end – it really changed how I thought about the book! Didn’t see it coming at all and was completely bummed out. Not sure what else I can say without spoiling it. Wish I was prepared for that.

Must mention: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. This is the THIRD time I am mentioning this book on the blog in two weeks, but I just can’t even convey how much I loved it. Yes, it was an intriguing storyline, but what I think is most incredible was how the author makes your feel SO much for every character. Love, hate, doubt, pity, anger, frustration – every emotion I can think of. I felt it all for these characters.

Currently readingSweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler. I’m actually listening to this on audible at the moment (which can make me cringe, for some reason, the narrators of a few of these books convey the emotion in sentences in such a… funny? way!)  and am only a few chapters in, but I like it. I probably should be reading this book as opposed to listening to it because the beginning jumps around a bit and unless I’m paying extremely close attention, I get lost and need to rewind. Anyone read this yet?

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