What I’ve Read Lately and What’s Next

A book and my Barefoot Dreams blanket? It doesn’t get much better.

 

Good morning friends! 

I weirdly feel like the end of this week has flown by. I legitimately thought it was Wednesday all day yesterday. I think it’s because the start of the week was gloomy and seemed to creep and now that the sun is shining and our warmer weather is back, it’s so much more enjoyable! Being cooped up in the house with a toddler can get redundant so when the weather is nice and we can get out for a walk and play in the backyard, it’s crucial. 

I have been trying to share some quick thoughts on what I’ve been reading over on Instagram stories but figured expanding here would be easier. Being quarantined is a great time to pick up reading if you weren’t already into it. If nothing else, it’s been a great escape for me where I can transport to another story and block out anything else. You can see some of my past reading lists here!

Here’s what I’ve recently finished, some thoughts and what is next on the list!

 

 

Just Finished: 

 

Such A Fun Age

 

 

I forgot to update you all on this story that comments on race and privilege. It’s set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. I liked it and thought it was a quick read! It wasn’t anything life changing for me but still enjoyed it. 

 

 

Open Book

 

 

Finished this recently and loved it! I am also a reality TV junkie so I needed all the juicy details behind The Newlyweds. It’s Jessica Simpson’s memoir that uncovers so much about her life I never knew. I ended up reading the physical book but would recommend the audiobook that she narrates as so many friends have said it was amazing! 

 

 

 

Regretting You

 

 

A novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together. I LOVED this book and can’t recommend it enough! Colleen Hoover is such a great author and this is one of my favorite books of hers!

 

It Ends With Us

 

 

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. This story sheds light on the depths of relationships and their complications while also humanizing the darker side of people. This was another quick read and one I was a bit saddened by at the end but so worth it. 

 

 

 

Next Up: 

 

When You See Me

 

 

FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. Thrillers are my favorite genre and it’s been a while since I’ve read on so this is on it’s way and I can’t wait!

 

 

 

Hope these books bring some lightness to a crazy time and share anything you have loved in the comments! 

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