A few months ago, I shared what I read last summer, and am happy to report that I kept up my bookworm habits. There is something special about reading an amazing book under a cozy blanket with a delicious smelling candle burning next to you and a warm cup of tea. Ugh, give me all the fall things!!
Not only have Taylor and I kept up our lil’ book club full of Reese’s Book Club picks but my sweet friend Laney let me borrow several books from her on our last brunch date. Friends who read together, stay together! Keep scrolling for my fall reading list this year.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
I swear, everyone and their mom recommended this book to me. If I’m being honest, there were a few parts that felt a bit long to me and were pretty depressing. Kaya is a young child who is deserted by her family and shows powerful resilience against all odds while living in the marsh. However, the ending was amazing, and I did enjoy it. I can’t wait to see it played out on the big screen!
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
This read was the most I have laughed out loud at a book in a while. I laughed, cried, and flat out just couldn’t get enough. This is a wonderful book to transport you to another place (Hawaii to be exact) with a refreshingly real female lead and an unexpected love interest. I am definitely interested in checking out more books from the Christina Lauren duo (two besties who write books together, how cool!)
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
I read this one SO fast, like in two weekends fast. I quickly found the premise interesting due to my experience working with micro-influencers and my love of fashion and blogging. However, it ends up turning into something totally different, which can be good or bad depending on your interests. You may find yourself asking, wait “what am I reading?” I did enjoy this book but I was hoping to get more out of the plus-size narrative in fashion and on social media since body positivity and representation are so important to me.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
I listened to this on Audible TWICE. Yes, it’s that good. This was my first book to read by Brené Brown and I am so inspired. I truly think anyone of any age can get something from this book. I highly recommend this especially amid a pandemic, presidential election year, and national tensions at an all-time high because Brené provides realistic solutions to real problems we are facing in our world today. How to discuss issues with those who disagree with you, connecting with others, and finding your authentic self are a few issues tackled in this book. I want to read all of her books now!
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
I just started this one last weekend, which is perfect timing for a spooky read with Halloween right around the corner! I can’t say much about it yet but I am getting Big Little Lies vibes, which is one of my favorite shows of all time.
On My List
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
I am aware these are not typical summer reads but I have been much busier this season, so they are the perfect light-hearted additions to my nightstand. What are some of your favorite recent reads? What is your favorite time of year to read?
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