I love to read. Since I got a library card during the pandemic, I read even more. I use the LibbyApp.com and highly recommend you trying to do so as well. This website links me to my library’s book database. I can download e-books as well as audio books and magazines. Yes, magazines. Even People and US Weekly. I can add the books on my phone as well as my computer and tablet. The best part is that there are never any late fees. The books auto return on their due date.
I have done a few what I am reading now posts before. You can find them here:
- Audio Books: What I am listening to now + what I am going to listen to next from April 2020
- Summer Reading | What I am Reading Now and What I am Going to Read Next from July 2019
- What I am Reading Now + What I am Going to Read Next from March 2018
I have not done a good job at sharing what I am reading. I would like to change that with a new monthly segment that details the books that I have read, what I liked about them, and what I am added to my loans shelf to read in the future.
WHAT I READ IN DECEMBER 2021
This month was a big reading month. I give credit to the holiday season and the fact I had 2 weeks to do whatever I wanted.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 3.5/5 stars. This was a good story and I am interested in reading other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Imagine you had a famous father and what life would be like. Then imagine if your famous father was actually a dead-beat dad. This books covers a family that deals with having a famous, yet absent father and how they become stronger by depending on one another.
The Break-up Book Club by Wendy Wax – 0/5 stars. I had to return the book about 50 pages in. I simply could not get into it. I wanted to so very badly as the story takes place in the town from which I recently moved. I loved hearing of the places the husband and I enjoyed visiting. It just wasn’t enough to keep my attention.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – 4.8/5 stars. LOVED this book. It is a story that provides a possible answer for what happens when we die. What if when you died, you could choose another life path to pursue? Would you do anything differently? I highly recommend this book. Matt Haig has a few other books available as well: The Comfort Book, Reasons to Stay Alive, and How to Stop Time. I will being adding these to my reading list in the future.
The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent – 4.5/5 stars. This was another great read this month. I had a tough time putting it down after I started it. I have even added Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation to my loans shelf and I am looking forward to reading it as well. The story takes place at a highland Scottish hotel. Birdy, the main character, takes a summer job she isn’t quite qualified to do. She struggles to learn her role at the hotel, as well as her role in life. It was a story that reminded me about how unprepared I was when I started working my first corporate job. The difference, though, I didn’t lie on my resume.
Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty – Lauren Weisberger – 4.5/5 Stars. I was excited when this book finally became available. I waited nearly 20 weeks for this one. I am huge Lauren Weisberger fan and have been since I found The Devil Wears Prada when I was getting my undergrad degree. That was back in 2003! I am dating myself. The story includes 2 sisters and their different lives. They come together to help one another during a family crisis.
BOOKS I ADDED TO MY LOAN SHELF
With the library, I can only hold 15 books at a time. Because most books take 10 to 20 weeks to receive, I get in line as soon as I have the room on my holds shelf. Here are the books I added to my loan shelf this month and I can’t wait to read.
The Wish – Nicholas Sparks / In a Holidaze – Christina Lauren / Eight Perfect Hours – Lia Louise / The Unhoneymooners – Christen Lauren / The Sixth Wedding – Elin Hilderbrand / Beach Read – Emily Henry / Beautiful World, Where Are You – Sally Rooney / Family Runion – Nancy Thayer / People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry
What have you been reading recently? I would love to know! I am always looking for book ideas.