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}

What I Read in October 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all nine books I read in October 2021. 5 stars: If the Shoe Fits, by Julie Murphy: I loved this sweet and fun read, and finished it in just two nights! Cindy is an orphan who is living with her (actually delightful) stepmother and stepsisters, all of whom end up competing on a Bachelor-style reality show. I honestly didn’t totally pick up the Cinderella allegory until trying to write this description, which I {Read More}

What I Read in September 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all ten books I read in September 2021. 5 stars: Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir: I was a little nervous to read this book, since Artemis was a bit of a let-down after how incredible The Martian was. But in this book, Weir gets back to his roots and really wowed me – I couldn’t put this down, and read it in two days! Ryland Grace wakes up on what he {Read More}

What I Read in August 2021

This is a catch up post, but includes all six books I read in August 2021. 5 stars: Getting His Game Back, by Gia de Cadenet: Love, love, LOVED this smart chick-lit romance, which tackled a lot of difficult themes (interracial dating, race and bias in the corporate world, and mental health) without coming across as didactic. Khalil is a white man and a former player (of basketball and of women) who has been struggling with depression after a breakup; {Read More}