Have you ever tried to join a book club but then found out that every member of the group enjoyed reading books you were not interested in. Not only is this a waste of money on new books that you don't like, it is a waste of your time. Life is busy and you should enjoy your free time to escape into whatever genre you enjoy. So welcome to my own version of a book club to share and swap what is good and what is not so you only read something you will actually like. This summer I had a chance to enjoy quite a few books with more time at home. Here are some of the books that I read this summer and enjoyed. Yes they are all within a similar genre... who doesn't love a good romantic comedy, where you can laugh and live vicariously through the characters.
This book transported me to Greece, which is on my list of places I would like to visit next. I love Anita's books because they are always set in a new destination and for anyone that loves to travel you can imagine what each place is like through the descriptions and storyline. Or if you have been there before, you get to be reminded of your trip. I first fell in love with Anita's books last year when I read 'Rome in Love' right after I returned from a trip to Rome. It really is a beautiful city and I can't wait to go back. Then earlier this spring I read 'Lake Como', which is also on my places to visit in the future. Anita has quite the collection of books that I have purchased already and looking forward to reading over the coming months.
'Older but Better but Older' - by Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
This is the sequel to 'How to be Parisian'. I had a hard time relating to this one and also since the first book was so enjoyable and funny, I did not like the second book as much. Although, I possibly have not lived long a long enough life to relate to the experiences and understand some of the jokes. Overall, it was a quick, fun and lighthearted read.
3 book series - by Lauren Layne
I loved these books! They are a true romcom in a book. They are set in New York City where 3 women meet (the wife, the mistress and the girlfriend) and become best friends and help each other find love. Each book focuses on one of the three loves stories. And yes they all find their match, which is what we all want when we watch romcoms... a happily ever after. I won't spoil any of the details but I would highly recommend this series to anyone that loves a good romantic comedy.
I found this book originally because it was a part of the Reece Witherspoon book club. Since the book was sold out when I first saw it I had to wait to order it until it came back in stock. With high expectations this book did not disappoint. It was a love story that has a few twists and is not what you would expect at the end. It does hit a soft spot with a bit of tragedy but in the end Dannie learns some valuable lessons about what it truly means to love someone and what she deserves. It was a great read and I couldn't put it down.
Currently reading: 'Big Summer' - by Jennifer Weiner
I just started this book so I don't have any comments to give yet but from what I have read so far it is shaping up to be a good one. Stay tuned to see my up coming line up for fall and if you like can read along with me.
Happy Reading! 📖