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I read a lot more books that I thought this past month and at some point I was feeling like I wasn’t reading enough. I’m joining Steph and Jana to book link-ups. So make sure to check them out to find more book reviews. You can also check out my Amazon shop, when I pick up a new book I always make sure to update the shop. So you can see what I’m currently reading as well.

Let’s get right to it, I now break down my reviews in two parts, fictions and non fictions.

Fictions

The good friend by jo baldwin
The Good Friend: Jenny is on her way to visit her best friend Kath that is currently married to her high school sweetheart that she was so in love with. This story was a little twisted, I didn’t understand how Jenny was so nice and seemed ok with Kath. As the story progress we are seeing more and more the dark side of Kath and how she manipulated everyone around her. The ending of this book had me at the edge of my seat. *This book was given to me by NetGalley for review.
Verdict: 3 Stars
Summer hours by Amy Mason Doan
Summer Hours: Becc, Eric and Serra have been best friends since forever. High school is ending and Becc and Eric won’t give into the odd attraction between them. Eric’s parents broke up and his mom has a new hot young boyfriend. It’s safe to say Eric is carrying a lot of resentment for but when Becc tries to talk to him about his pushes her away. They are now in college, Becc and Serra are still close but Eric is distant. Becc runs into Cal that is no longer with Eric’s mom and Becc is tempted to let her miss goodie goodie image behind. I won’t spoil this for you but this story is so good and juicy. Becc and Eric’s relationship evolution is slow but so worth the wait. This book would make a fun movie to watch. *This book was given to me by NetGalley for review.
Verdict: 3.5 stars
Gimme Some Sugar: Lucy is back in her hometown with her young son after the passing of her cheating husband. So is not really grieving at this point but feels oddly relieved to be back to her roots. Despite wanting ti have a new start, she has a crazy mother in law who’s trying to sabotage her new business venture and won’t stop criticizing her parenting. Thankfully her old best friend Duffy who’s always been in love with her is there to help through all this. This book was cute and an easy read. I love that Lucy was strong and didn’t take crap from anyone. *This book was given to me by NetGalley for review.
Verdict: 3.5 Stars
The Key to Happily Ever After: Three sisters recently inherited a wedding planning business after their parents recently decided to retire. The youngest sister Pearl is hoping she will become a lead wedding planner but her eldest sister Mari is constantly doubting her abilities and she is getting ready to just walk out. Mari is stuck when one of her top client has an awful fiancé that reminds her of a very abusive relationship. The middle sister, Jane is juggling being a single mom and being the mediator with her stubborn sisters. While the sisters were all dealing their own love interest, the story was mostly centered around their business, their differences and how the come together in the end when they finally realized that they are stronger together. It was a lovely read. *This book was given to me by NetGalley for review.
Verdict: 3.5 Stars
99 Percent Mine: I pre-ordered this book because I loved The Hating Game so much. This book started a bit slow for me, Darcy the heroine was a bit annoying and I don’t understand how with a heart condition one can live off candy and wine. It did pick up and Sally Thorne does a great job at giving even a rom com some depth. I loved that this book had an epilogue of The Hating Game and it was so fun to hear about Josh and Lucy. Also you guys The Hating Game is going to be a movie, I am so freaking excited for this.
Verdict: 4.5 Stars
How to be Second Best: This book made me so angry at first, Emma was such a pushover and I have to admit I wonder if she was just plain stupid. After she had her second baby, she founds out her husband is cheating and the other woman just had a baby as well. She somehow let him convince her that the other woman needs him more and he still loves her. So now she’s in the weird arrangement with her ex and his new wife, where she now spends most of her time with the three kids. Thankfully in the end she redeemed herself, her life was quite a mess and she needed to see her role in this mess. *This book was given to me by NetGalley for review.
Verdict: 3 Stars

Non Fictions

Honestly this past month, my non fictions were all HITS.


Atomic Habits: I decided to get this book after hearing James Clear story. If you are trying to build any new habits, go to the gym, limit your time on social media or eat healthily this book will share fairly simple concepts to help you with your goal. It also explains what makes us fail. Building new habits can be daunting even if you have several good ones. This year I want to pick up two new habits, meditate and journal. Of course, I’m struggling and this book has given several pointers to make picking up these new habits easier. When it comes to reading more, I have found a trick that helps me read more non fiction books, having an Audible account helps me go through them easier. I put all my novels on my Kindle since I am always more motivated to read those.
Verdict: 5 stars
Emotional Intelligence: This is a book everyone should read, it’s full of key information to help you understand yourself and more importantly those around us. Have you ever met someone and thought they were odd, seems uncomfortable, shy or plain creepy? Have you met insanely successful people that were not necessarily the smartest? Well, Daniel Goleman fully explains the benefits of emotional intelligence, how it affects our most important relationships and all of his research is backed by science. I loved this book, I would say it’s one of those that is better in audio.
Verdict: 5 Stars
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love: This memoir is about the author finding out after doing one of those popular DNA test, that her half is actually not related to her, hence the man she grew up loving so much is actually not her biological dad. I loved this book because her story is fascinating and it’s so well written. I felt so much compassion for the author, although I felt like she idolized her father and vilified her mom. Of course this is her life story and I don’t know parents but I’ve learned that all stories have many sides. You won’t be able to put this down, her memoir could easily be turned into a movie and I would watch it.
Verdict: 4.5 Stars
Waking Up: So my review of this book will be simple, if you read the title and this is something you think you would be interested in reading then yes do read it. I picked it up because I admire Sam Harris’s work and this book like his other work is well researched and written. I also use his app Waking Up for my meditation practice.
Verdict: 5 Stars

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