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It's always a good day when I share my recent reads! These are probably my favorite posts to share, more so because I get to add more books to my reading list from your comments! If there's one book that was a 10/10 it was definitely Confessions of a Domestic Failure - I just couldn't put that book down! 


One Day In December ||  This was one of Reese Witherspoon's picks for her book club and I knew I needed to read it! Romance through and through, there are certainly deeper parts of the book that take place over a 10 year span. I would have loved an epilogue, but there wasn't one! While Laurie is on the bus one day in December, she spots a mystery man on the bench and for a brief minute their eyes meet and she spends the next year searching for him to no avail. Unfortunately when she is introduced to Jack it's as her best friends new boyfriend! I guarantee you'll devour this book like I did in about two days! Worth the read and this book has nothing to do with Christmas time, it's just about a day in December! 

The Half Night Stand ||  Millie is "one of the guys" with her group professor friends. They're all single and needing dates for a work gala. They decide to try a dating app and the night they all decide to find dates, Millie and Reid have a pretty steamy half night together. Millie creates her profile under a pseudo name and happens to match with Reid, only he doesn't know it's Millie being her most vulnerable self with him, something she's completely not capable of doing in real life - ironically the app is called IRL! There were a lot of current references in there and I even pictured some of the cast from Big Bang Theory, just less dorky! It was a fun read! 

Too Late || This is probably my least favorite Colleen Hoover book and didn't feel like it was her writing at all, but even in the outline of the book, it was noted that she was writing under C. Hoover and it was meant to be a departure from her normal genre. That it most definitely was - it was gritty, dark, vulgar and the story felt like a really bad Lifetime movie. Sloan isn't able to leave Asa and is stuck in this terrible life that he's set up for himself. Asa is great on the outside and horrible when left to his own devices. Carter is seemingly stuck in the middle and a bit clueless about everything. Epilogue after epilogue - yes there was more than one, you do get a clearer picture of both Asa and Sloan, but to me the damage was already done and I just wanted the book to be over. If you have Kindle Unlimited, then you can feel guilt free about reading it since it's free. 
Confessions of a domestic failure || I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book so much. I pretty much smiled throughout reading this entire book and as a new mom could relate to Ashley on SO many levels! Ashley found herself as a stay at home mom to her little girl Aubrey, when the company that she was working for was laying people off during her maternity leave. She's frazzled, doesn't have any mommy friends, and basically is trying to figure out how these Instagram Mom's do it! Enter Emily, a mommy blogger that not only has it all together, but is giving her the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp so that she can be the mom she's always known she could be! The author really found the humor in the daily messes that we can find ourselves in. I absolutely LOVED this book. For any mom who has ever felt like she's a hot mess - this is for you! 
Forever is the Worst Long Time || I haven't read many books from a man's point of view, but the way the author wrote James was both incredible and heartbreaking! It was a book that was very real and just when I came to terms with one thing happening to James, the author would throw a curve ball in. James is a struggling writer that meets the love of his life Lou, who happens to be marrying his best friend Rob. What continues is a beautiful story for over a decade. I have mixed feelings about the book - while it was incredibly written, it was sad and I'm not so much of a sad book reader!  The main characters are definitely flawed, but not in a way that you don't like them - they have a human element to them. If you have kindle unlimited this is a free read! 

I have a reading list about a mile long and would love to know what you're reading right now!

28 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these books! I think I have to read 'Confessions of a domestic failure' and your first pick sounds like a good read too!
    Julia x
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  2. I always love these posts! Thank you for sharing and I'm excited to add a few of these to my own list. I've got a few that I need to finish first but will definitely check these out!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  3. Always love love love your book review posts! That's a bummer you didn't enjoy this Colleen Hoover read--I actually have her book "Verity" on my list next!

    Rosy Outlook

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  4. I love your book reviews as well and that was Colleen Hoover‘s least favorite read of mine too. You really have me wanting to read the Confessions book!

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  5. I've got a couple of these on my kindle now, but I'll check out the last couple. Thanks for the reading suggestions. I'll need them for this weekend.

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  6. SO many of these sound so good! Adding to my Goodreads list. I recently read When Life Gives You Lululemons, The Assistants and The Wife Between Us. Really enjoyed all of them!

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  7. LOVED One Day in December and Forever is the Worst Long Time! Such good reads!

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  8. I've been enjoying reading more now that the new year has started and find my favorite books are recommendations! One Day in December sounds great!

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  9. Those last two are on my list for sure :-). Good to know about the Colleen Hoover book.

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  10. I'm really trying to keep on the reading train this year- so thanks for the Kindle Unlimited ones!! Did you read Colleen's new book Verity? I loved it but it's getting super mixed reviews. Would love to know what you think!

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  11. Always love when you share your book reviews!! I need to put some of my recently read ones up soon!! Good to know about the Colleen Hoover book too!

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  12. haha I really want to read confessions of a domestic failure. Sounds really interesting

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  13. Oook I'm intrigued with the December one! I think I'll have to add this to my list!

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  14. I just finished when life hands you lululemons and enjoyed it (one of my first fiction books in a LONG time!). Thanks for a few more to add to the list! :) XOXO, R

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  15. Oh man, so many good books! Definitely adding two or three to my library request list!

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  16. I'm finishing up Favorite Half Night Stand right now - it's super cute! Thanks for always noting what's available on Kindle Unlimited. I don't like sad books either, but that last one might be hard to resist.

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  17. Definitely want to read Confessions of a Domestic Failure now! I'm with you -- I don't usually prefer sad books (or movies, for that matter, unless they're ultra powerful). At this stage of life, I appreciate laughing!

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  18. Adding One Day in December to my list! I love when Reese recommends books too! I've been hearing mixed things about Colleen Hoover's latest books as well.
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  19. I want to read the Confessions of a Domestic Failure. Sounds sooo good.

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  20. One day in December has been on my list I need to get it!

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  21. Good for you for doing lots of reading! These sound great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. I've seen that One Day in December book everywhere lately. It's on my list to read this summer!

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  23. So many good books to add to my list! EVERYONE is reading One Day in December? Have you read Without Merritt by Colleen Hoover. If you haven't, DON'T. It is so awful. One of the worst books!

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  24. Gosh I have so much limited time.. in a day and it pains my heart I can do very little with my blogging nowadays.
    Reading will be a good idea.
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  25. Thank you for the recommendations, I definitely need to do more reading this year xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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  26. glad you liked one day in december - totally agree, it needed an epilogue. i will definitely skip Too Late, it sounds pretty bad lol. Forever is the Worst Long Time sounds really interesting, I also don't read a whole lot from a man's POV.. and i'm not sure i can do super sad right now, but it sounds so intriguing!

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  27. My mom is actually reading One Day in December right now and told me that she'd give me the book once she's done, so I'll be excited to read it after your great review! You've read quite a few good books, and I'm definitely going to add Confessions of a Domestic Failure to my list too!

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  28. Totally adding most of these to my list right now and checking to see if my library has them!! You tend to read a lot of similar books to me, so I know if they get your seal of approval, I will enjoy them!

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