There is nothing better than getting cozy on the couch with the tree lit & a good book to settle in with this time of year!! I've been squeezing in extra reading anywhere I can and I imagine with the upcoming holiday a lot of you will be doing the same! Here are a few of my recent reads and a couple that are next on the list!
Falling 3/5 || Oh man, I haven't read a Jane Green book in years and I remember really liking her writing style, but for some reason I just didn't like the writing in this book at all. I also couldn't really connect with the main character, which to me sort of makes or breaks a book! It was almost as if she was trying to make the main character so British that it became off-putting. I felt like the love story was really rushed and the last 20 pages or so came on so fast and unexpected - I wasn't ready for it and it left me in tears, which rarely happens. It wasn't a terrible read, but not her best book.
First Comes Love 4/5 || Each chapter of the book alternates between Josie - the fun-loving, doesn't have it all together, mildly obsessive sister & Meredith - the sister who seemingly has it all together, but isn't really living the life she wants and you begin to understand how differently each sister handled the tragedy that struck their family 15 years ago. Their relationship has always been somewhat strained and when I was reading, it was hard for me to understand how that could be. While I realize that all sisters aren't close, having a very different relationship with my own sister made it a little foreign for me to grasp. I'm a huge fan of Emily Griffin - her writing style and characters are some of my favorites, so while I didn't completely understand their relationship, she did an amazing job of weaving it all together in the end and leaving you hopeful for their stories to continue.
The Assistants 2.5-3/5 || I really really wanted to love this book. There aren't many people that can't relate to being an assistant at some point in there career, but the basis of the book was more so that these assistants are working for the ultra wealthy, so would they really miss a couple hundred thousand dollars if it went missing? I kept waiting for something, anything to draw me into the book, but unfortunately it fell sort of flat for me. It also felt really short & I wish the author would have worked in the romance with the main character's boyfriend a little more - but that's just me really liking a good love story!
The Rumor 4.5/5|| This was my first Elin Hilderbrand book and I've already downloaded 2 more to start reading!! I found her writing to be so easy to follow & of course I'm a bit biased since a lot of what she mentions is local to the New England area, specifically Boston and Nantucket! Each chapter alternates between the character's in the book & it was really fascinating to me how I was just as focused on the story line of the teenagers as I was the mom's - it had something for everyone! I was a little surprised with the ending, but she did hook me in!
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