Hey guys! This month I wanted to move my focus away from authors I disliked to focus instead on a genre I have liked in the past but haven’t delved into as much as I would like. Yes, we’re talking about romance, and what a better time to do it than in the month of February.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
I’ve heard mixed reviews of this book since it came out last year and is now a Hulu show. The book cover itself doesn’t give me much to go off of. I will say the front cover being two separate colors to me signifies a distinct difference between two characters, but that could just be confirmation bias on my part after reading a brief synopsis of the book.
From what I’ve gathered, this novel is about a pair of teenagers who have ultimately grown up in two different worlds despite going to the same high school. They find themselves going to the same college together, and they keep on coming back to one another despite finding love with separate people. I am looking forward to reading this book because I’ve heard both good and bad things about the plot as well as the punctuation choices made by the author.
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
If you’ve been following me then you’ll know this book was on my list back in December, and I swear I’ll get this finished by the end of the month. The book is just so chunky it’s going to take me some time to get through whilst still simultaneously reading the other books on my list– but honestly, who doesn’t love a chubby book?
I won’t be giving away too much on my thoughts going into this book since I’ve already talked about it for the month of December. I will say that so far I feel like I’m just re-reading my old Twilight book, and the nostalgia reading it now is real. I’m sure I’ll be giving a more in depth review once I’ve completed this book, so you’ve been warned.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
This is my Book of the Month Club choice pick. This is a LBGTQ+ romance book about a woman who ends up married in Vegas after one drunken night to a woman she doesn’t even know the name of. I’m already getting serious Hangover flashbacks from the synopsis of this book, which I am all for. I can’t wait to start reading this book whenever it finally shows up in the mail.
The Negotiator by Helen Hardt
The synopsis of this book left me wanting to read more as I perused Kindle’s free options earlier this morning. Typically any book that has to put “A Hot Romantic Comedy” underneath the main title would be a hard pass for me, but the synopsis about a rich and snooty man needing a “buffer” assistant from annoying people had me hooked. I can tell this author doesn’t mind poking fun a little at the seriousness which sometimes comes with romance, and I am okay with that. This book currently holds a 4.4/5 star rating on Kindle out of 580 ratings, so I really can’t wait to have a go at this one and see if I’ll be continuing the series.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
I am not sure how far in my list I’m going to be able to read through, so I’m putting this one off until the end of the month. This book I am most looking forward to, and I’m not exactly sure why. The base of this story is that in order to save a radio talk show, two people who seem totally different must come together if they have any hopes at saving the business. Maybe I’m just a sucker for this sort of set up in books, but it seems like a plot I would like to be reading about.
Tell me, what books are you most interested in cracking open this month? Are we reading any of the same books? Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my blog in the upper right-hand corner of this page!