The theme of this month was "Spring Reading", so I stuck to light, fun reads. Reading is now my favorite pre-bedtime activity, and I look forward to curling up under the covers with a good book each night!
The One and Only
by Emily Giffin
This book is well written and entertaining, but the plot just made my stomach twist a little. The relationships between certain characters was slightly unsettling, but if you are a fan of Emily Giffin, I'd give it a read. One thing I love is the book is centered around a small town in Texas and their love for college football. The town itself is made up, but they reference the big game against the Aggies (my alma mater) and playing the Longhorns on Thanksgiving. At the time this book was written, the Aggies and Longhorns played every year on Thanksgiving Day, so I decided the made up town represented Texas A&M. That made the book even more exciting for me. Because it wasn't my favorite plot, I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
The Undomestic Goddess
by Sophia Kinsella
This was my first book to read by Sophia Kinsella but I really enjoyed her writing style. You realize pretty quickly that she is a British author with certain words and phrases written throughout the book. She used "er" quite a bit in place of what Americans would say as "uhh" or "umm". It was a great light read with a cool twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The story is a great reminder to stop and smell the roses in life, and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? [And Other Concerns]
by Mindy Kaling
I find Mindy Kaling really funny (her Superbowl commercial where she thought she was invisible had me laughing out loud), so I was excited to read her book. Her book was equally as funny, but it was a bit random at times. I love a story, and this book more closely resembles a collection of thoughts. There were several times where I kind of just wanted to finish so I could read something else, but the book was well written and her comedic personality shines through. If you are into comedy and like random thoughts and anecdotes, you will love it. Since that's not my favorite style, I give it 2 out of 5 stars.
I have been enjoying all of these fun, easy reads but am excited to dive into a few suspenseful novels next. It's time to mix it up!