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Recent Reads: June

I feel like a liar calling this post "Recent Reads: June" because it took me 6 months to finish 3 books. Let's chalk it up to the I-had-a-baby-and-stopped-having-time-for-anything-else excuse. I think that works here. Regardless, here are my three latest reads and thoughts on each!

The Perfect Letter
By Chris Harrison

Being the unapologetic Bachelor fan that I am, it was only a matter of time before I read Chris Harrison's book. It's a fictional novel about a woman with a secret, an innocent man who took the fall out of love, and the person trying destroy them both. I actually really enjoyed it. It's well written and had me entertained from the get-go. There's also something funny about reading it and knowing Chris Harrison wrote it. We've seen him host more seasons of The Bachelor than I can count, but apparently, he's a pretty good writer too. I recommend this one to a friend!

Instant Mom
By Nia Vardalos

This was easily my favorite book I read this month! Nia Vardalos is the star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so I love her from that role. She wrote a book about her struggle with infertility and journey that eventually led to adopting her daughter from the foster care system. She adopted her daughter at the age of 3, and she writes an honest, candid picture of what that looked like. I think we can have a tendency to romanticize adoption, and I think it's a completely amazing process, but I liked that Nia wasn't afraid to share about the hard parts as well. I really want to adopt a child one day, so I loved this book.

The Hating Game
By Sally Thorne

This is a really popular book right now with high ratings, so I expected to love it. I just... didn't. I thought it was cheesy, beyond predictable, and just under written. It's about a man and a woman who work together and hate each other. But as time goes on, maybe they don't hate each other after all? You can probably predict how it ends. I was just a little bored by it, but everyone else seems to love it, so give it a read and let me know what you think. 

Book-loving friends: Anything you recommend? I'm shamelessly loving celebrity memoirs these days, so send your favorite suggestions my way! :)


Bailey said...

Those first two books look really interesting!!! If you're a Fixer Upper fan you should read The Magnolia Story. It's *really* good!

Janelle Cook said...

Instant Mom sounds like something I'd also enjoy... I'll be adding it to my (way too long) to-red list now! :)


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