Somehow it’s been a Month already! Time to link up either a book review you want to share or a post where you share various book reviews. I’m going to share some of the books that I’ve read in the previous month. If I use a bookshop.org link, it’s an affiliate link.
Planning Perfect is one that I already reviewed on the blog, so you can check that out. I do recommend!
If You Love Something by Jaycee Ellis
Thanks to Netgalley for sending me a copy; all opinions are my own. This book follows DeShawn and Malik – who are still married despite thinking they were divorced for 7 years. To keep grandma’s no-good son from taking Malik’s money when she passes, they pretend to be a couple and of course, end up falling for each other again. I really enjoyed this second-chance romance. It’s a bit slow in the beginning but then it picked up more when the two finally gave into their emotions. I loved that they both worked in the restaurant business too. Full of diversity, as both men are Black and of course, gay.
How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books
These authors are actually the co-hosts of the podcast By the Book, where they’d take two weeks to live by the rules of a self-help book. I haven’t listened to any of the episodes but it sounds amazing. How to Be Fine is the book they wrote after doing this for 50 books, so each “chapter” is kind of a round up of certain themes or things they learned. It starts with what worked, and then what didn’t, and finally what they wished they read more of. I also like how they answered some reader questions at the end of certain chapters. Definitely intriguing!
The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz
This was a recent Book of the Month choice. I liked the premise of women being chosen to do a writing retreat at a reclusive author’s mansion. However, the actual book is kind of strange and I can’t say I loved it. It also has some weird sexual moments that weren’t always explained well, I didn’t think. I did finish it, because I wanted to see how it all ended. I gave it three stars. I think it would be a good one to discuss with people for sure, though!
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I haven’t picked up The Writing Retreat yet. There have definitely been mixed reviews.
Planning Perfect sounds like a cute novel.
If you love something sounds really cute.
I’ve heard some good things about The Writing Retreat. If You Love Something sounds cute as well! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been wanting to read The Writing Retreat, so sorry to hear you didn’t love it. Planning Perfect looks cute though!
That’s too bad about The Writing Retreat! I’ve seen so many mixed reviews and glad I didn’t choose it for BoTM!
The Writing Retreat sounds fun! 🙂
Hmmm, weird unexplained sexual moments. Makes me think of those gratutitous sex scenes in movies and TV that I was never a fan of.
Thanks for sharing the review of the Writing Retreat. It is on my TBR, but will keep that in mind!
I need the How to be Fine book! Fine would be good 🙂
Hey Thanks, this is perfect choice of collection
Lauren! I’ve missed so many posts!!!!
I only read one book this month and didn’t love it but I’m listening to The Honey’s right now and enjoying,