📖 Recent Reads: Book Reviews 📚

Well, I have months worth of books to catch up on, eight books to be exact so I'll break them in to 2 posts. 

And while none of them were really earth-shattering, there's a little something to be said about each one. So let's dive right in...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult ⭐️⭐️
It literally took me the entire month of February to read through this book. It moved painfully slow for being half text book on ancient egyptology and half relatable storyline. I mean, if I wanted to read a text book, I'd pick one up. I have zero interest in ancient egyptology and while I give mad props to the author for doing allllllll of that research, it was wasted on me and probably a lot of other readers who just had to keep mustering through to get to the actual story line in the last half of this 400 page book. I will say that once I finished it, it stuck with me for a while and did give me a few morsels of food for thought. All in all, I give it two out of five stars. 

Hot to Trot by M.C. Beaton ⭐️⭐️⭐️
After mustering through my February read, I needed something easy breezy. I picked up Hot To Trot at a local thrift store and even though it was a murder mystery, it was a very PG,  light-hearted read that reminded me of the Netflix series, Dynasty, with a European flair. One wealthy family, an epic party, and one guest who doesn't make it out alive makes up this typical "who done it." I gave this one a three out of five stars. 

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This mystical fantasy book was a far cry from my general genre comfort zone but it was making the neighborhoods unofficial book club and landed in my mailbox. The girls ensured me I'd like it and they weren't wrong. The first in a series, it delivered a romance between the characters, each from a different realm. If you're in to the whole mystical fantasy vibe, it's worth a read. 

Waking Up In Dixie by Haywood Smith ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A 30-year marriage on the rocks, this family is put through the ringer when the husband/dad suffers a massive stroke that turns the harsh and heartless banker into the family savior, trying his best to piece his family, and marriage, back together and untangle the web of chaos he spun for many years. Couple that with the fact that they live in a very small southern town where everybody knows everybody's business. Will Elizabeth forgive Howell or just call it quits? It's a good, mindless summer read with just enough fun and flare to keep you entertained. 

Leave a comment and let me know what you've been reading and what I should add to my list! 

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