What I Read In August 2022

As I’m starting to get back to “normal life” following my hormone-induced depression from IVF, I’m reading a bit less than the last few months… but I still read eight books in August, keeping me well on track for meeting my goal of 100 books a year. And a lot of them were awesome! 5 stars: Stay Awake, by Megan Goldin: Liv wakes up in a taxi with no recollection of how she got there… and when she goes to “her {Read More}

What I Read In July 2022

July was a reasonably solid reading month – I read 10 books this month, including several on the plane coming back from my trip to France. I’m still reading mostly light novels, though I snuck in a non-fiction book on heartbreak to try to clear my head after a breakup that’s had me pretty upset for months. 5 stars: Verity, by Colleen Hoover: I had read one Colleen Hoover book before, and it was quite the opposite of this – but {Read More}

What I Read in June 2022

I read 10 books in June – another big reading month! While I gave a bunch of books four stars, I would highly encourage you to check out Options are Power, which teetered for me between 4 and 5 stars. 5 stars: Thank You for Listening, by Julia Whelan: Sewanee is a former up-and-coming actress who was just on the verge of becoming a household name when an accident claimed her right eye, and ruined her career as she was forced {Read More}

What I Read in May 2022

Oops, a bit behind in getting this post up! I read a lot in May once again – 15 books – keeping me well ahead of my 100 book goal for the year. 5 stars: Mad Honey, by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan: I LOVED this thought-provoking novel and read it in one night! Teen hockey player Asher is deeply in love with his girlfriend Lily, and Asher’s beekeeper mom Olivia is thrilled… until she gets a call that Lily {Read More}

What I Read in April 2022

Well, I hit a record in April, reading 20 books over the course of the month! It was definitely an unprecedented month – I didn’t go back to work until the end of the month, and I had to isolate at home for several weeks for my IVF procedure, so there was a lot of bored time where I buried myself in books. I don’t anticipate to be able to hit this volume in any future months, but it was {Read More}

What I Read in March 2022

In March, I finally got back on track with my reading, and read 10 books. I’ve really enjoyed carving out more time for reading, and I was happy that I included a few nonfiction books instead of all light escapist novels (even though I still love those). Looking forward to keeping up with these posts more regularly going forward! 5 stars: The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, by Daniel H. Pink: In researching this book, Daniel Pink {Read More}

What I Read in February 2022

This is a catch up post, but includes the five books I read in February 2022. 4 stars: When Sparks Fly, by Helena Hunting: Avery and Declan met in college, when Avery dated Declan’s best friend and had her heart broken. Now, Avery and Declan are best friends and roommates… but they start to become more when Avery gets in a serious car accident and is so incapacitated that Declan needs to help her with everything, and the intimacy starts {Read More}

What I Read in January 2022

This is a catch up post, but includes the four books I read in January 2022. 5 stars: Starry-Eyed Love, by Helena Hunting: London is the general manager for a successful boutique hotel in Denver, who has just gone through a breakup when a really hot guy at the bar asks her on a date; she declines, not being in the headspace for that. But a few months later, London runs into the guy, Jackson, at a business meeting – turns {Read More}

What I Read in December 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all ten books I read in December 2021. 5 stars: The Paid Bridesmaid, by Sariah Wilson: Rachel runs a bridesmaid-for-hire business, and she’s working on a wedding for a famous Instagram influencer when she finds herself wanting to break one of her cardinal rules of business: never date someone you meet on the job. This was a really fun rom com that shed an interesting light on the bridesmaid-for-hire business as well as {Read More}

What I Read in November 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all nine books I read in November 2021. 5 stars: The Heart Principle, by Helen Hoang: Anna is a professionalist violinist who is on a break from her career due to burnout, when her longtime boyfriend throws her another curveball and declares he wants an open relationship. While she’s always been a people pleaser, Anna decides to break with that and have a one night stand herself – but as you can imagine {Read More}