This was a good reading month for me. There were a couple of 5 star reads that I really enjoyed, but there was also some books that were just so-so to me.
I absolutely love “Little Women”! I read it so many times as a young girl and have seen all the movies, so when I heard this was a modern re-telling of it, I was excited to check it out. Well, it was just okay. Parts of it I did enjoy, but for the most part I felt like the author was trying to hard to make it “fit into” the “Little Women” story. I am glad I read it, but still love the original “Little Women” best!
This was my second Lisa Jewell book and I was hoping I would like it more than the first one. Well, I didn’t. I mean I wanted to keep reading to just see how it would end, but I wasn’t that invested in it. It wasn’t something that kept me spell-bound and wanting to stay awake to read. I think I’ll put Lisa Jewell on the back-burner for awhile and maybe try another one of her books later on in the distant future.
I have been on the waitlist for this book for awhile and was so excited when it became available. I had just read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek that is also about the Pack Horse librarians of Kentucky and was excited that this book was about that same topic as well. It did not disappoint. I enjoyed the main two characters of the book and how starting this new venture impacted and changed their lives. Highly recommend if you like historical fiction and Jojo Moyes’ books!
Oh my! I absolutely loved this book! I love historical fiction especially ones that tie in historical fiction with a modern day story. This was a book that made me tear up several times throughout it and not always in sad way, but also in heart-warming ways as well. I did not want to put this book down and for a couple of days after finishing it, I was still thinking about the story and the characters. This will definitely be one of my favorite books of the year!
Last month I started reading the Winter Street Inn series by Elin Hilderbrand and quickly fell in love with the Quinn family! This was such a fun little series to read. I was sorry to see it come to a close, but look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile and I am sorry I waited so long, but glad I read it at the beginning of the year. There was so much goodness in this about making things simple and slowing down and just enjoying life with your family. There is nothing new or groundbreaking in this book, but it was refreshing and gave me motivation to find contentment in what I have already and not keep searching/wishing for bigger and better things. That I can take time to just be still and enjoy the little things that make up life.
I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I had heard so many good things about it, but it just didn’t work for me. The storyline just seemed very predictable to me and I just didn’t fall in love with the characters. I wish I liked it more than I did, but unfortunately this Colleen Hoover book was not my favorite.
What have you been reading lately? Please share, because I’m always looking for more books to add to my TBR list!
Until next time….keep it simple!