Recent Reads - Fall Edition

November 20, 2019
Halfway through the week already and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This time of year, I find myself reaching for books more and trying to squeeze reading in whenever I can. I'm a notorious multitasker, so I'll watch TV at night and then during commercial breaks read a few pages - it's the ultimate way for me to decompress! Here's a few recent reads that you should definitely add to your list! 

The Other Woman || There was twist after twist with this book! I'd had it on my list to read for a while and finally scooped it up when it was on sale! Emily and Adam seem like the perfect pair, but there's one woman who doesn't think so and wants to make sure Emily is out of the picture before they get married. I wouldn't say it's a full on thriller, but it's a page turner and you can't help but wonder who is good and who is crazy. If you've ever seen the movie "Hush" you get some similar vibes reading this book. I'd say, this is the perfect suspense to read this coming winter! 

Perfectly Adequate (Kinde Unlimited) || I could not read this book fast enough - I would put it in my top 5 for the year! Dr. Hawkins and Dorothy could not be more different. He's a single dad, doctor and pretty much every woman's dream guy. Dorothy is a free spirit, nursing student and patient transporter at the hospital and she also has Asperger's.She doesn't quite get the social cues that Dr. Hawkins is throwing out at her and it leads to some pretty funny situations. It was both touching and fun to read - I can't recommend this book enough.  
The Tattooist of Auschwitz || This is not my normal type of read, but after hearing so many great reviews, a friend of mine lent me her copy to read. I think from the title anyone can gather that this will not be an easy read - it's full of heartache, loss, gruesome moments retold, but at the heart of it all is a beautiful love story and that was what I chose to focus on. Lale was taken to Auschwitz during the Holocaust and when they discovered that he spoke several languages he was given the job of being the tattooer at the camp and tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. It was there that Lale met Gita, a love forms between them and he vows to marry her one day. The true story of Lale and Gita's enduring love was beautiful. I cried many times reading the book and the author vividly captures the essence of both of them. It's clear why this book is an international best seller and a must read! 

The Thousandth Floor (Kindle Unlimited) || One of the best things about this book was that it took place in the future - which is not something I thought I'd ever be into. It's 2118 in New York City and life in the 1,000 story tower that stretches into the sky is exactly as life is today, just with a few more enhancements. There are privileged families that live on higher floors with the comforts that we know today and there are poorer families that live on the lower floors having to make do with what they have. Aside from the fact that this book takes place in the future, I found the relationships the characters in the book had to be really fascinating and similar to what you would think of in today's world. I loved that the author took it to a level of fiction that wasn't improbable. For example, the way we text today is through a phone or tablet, in the book it's done through contacts that the really rich can afford - so when you see someone texting via phone - you know they aren't quite as well off. There is a hyper-loop that can take you from NY to Paris in three hours - certainly not out of the realm of possibility for the future. All that to say, that while it was the future, they still deal with the same issues we face today. The characters are young and in high school, but it was a really cool read! There are two more books in the series that I want to get to as well! 
The Allure of Julian Lefray (Kindle Unlimited) || An easy and fun read from RS Grey. Josephine (Jo) is such a relatable character! Leaves her small hometown in Texas to pursue her dream of being in Fashion and moonlights as a fashion blogger. She lands a job with one of her favorite designers, the only catch is she's actually the assistant to the designer's brother, Julian. Easy to follow, fun to read and you could definitely feel the heat between Jo and Julian. Steamy moments aside, it was really well written and I think the added touch of Jo being a blogger made it even more interesting to read. 

I have a few books downloaded and have been slowly making my way through those! What's on your reading list right now?


  1. I can’t believe I haven’t read any of these. Glad to add to my list. I bet the blogger one was really relatable in some aspects. Fun.

  2. I have heard so many great things about Tattooist of Auschwitz and am thinking about reading that next! Always love your recs!

    Rosy Outlook

  3. What a time saver to read a few pages in-between commercials! I gotta try that lol I've had The Other Woman on my list and I just need to get to it! I just finished Summer Wives which was an interesting read about summer families off a fictional island in New England. All the romance and murder that takes place over different decades was a fun twist.
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  4. The Tatooist book has been on my "should read" list for a long time... but every time I start to read ANYTHING, I fall asleep! LOL!! XOXO, R

  5. Those Kindle Unlimited books sound right up my alley - just added them to my running list! If you are looking for a fun holiday book, I just read Christmas Shopaholic and thought it was really cute.

  6. I have not read any of these, all sound great! I need to get back into reading, I've been slacking.

  7. The Thousandth Floor is on my list, and now I need to add Perfectly Adequate as well <3

    Green Fashionista

  8. I was doing so well over the summer (aka 3 books - haha I'm slow) but now I have 2 sitting on my nightstand that I have got to finish! I'll look into these next!

  9. I'm so mad... I havent finished The Other Woman & its due back to the library. Dang it - I was totally getting HUSH vibes - which I LOVE that movie!!!

  10. I have Perfectly Adequate on my TBR list as soon as I reactivate my Kindle Unlimited subscription - it sounds like such a cute, fun read! I've heard SO many things about the Tattooist, a lot of mixed reviews, but since you liked it then I probably would, too. Great round up, as always!

    Just sayin',

  11. Perfectly Adequate sounds like a super read!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. I'm always amazed by your reading accomplishments. I can imagine how impactful that book about the Holocaust would be. I read Sarah's Key awhile back and I still think about it.

  13. They sound like interesting books and a nice mix of styles! it's good you can fit so much reading in too! i struggle with finding time to read with the kids, haha! I'm not sure I could read the Holocaust book though, so sad and too emotional!

    Hope that you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

  14. Every single one of these sounds so good! I literally just added all of them to my reading wish list!

  15. I am reading The Other Woman right now! I am about half way through.


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