October 10, 2017
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Reading lately


I've been on a reading kick for the past few months, but I'm so bad at logging my reads as I should. My goodreads page is basically a deadzone and in no way reflects my reading status. That said, this particular month I didn't read that much, and honestly, Im not even sure the ones I read are worth sharing, but Ive made the decision to share whatever I read from now on, so share I shall.

As you'll see, a lot of these books were lighter reads. My reading taste absolutely depends on my mood, always has. When I have a rough work month like the past month was for me, I tend to read lighter, happier, not-too-much-thought books since my very job involves lots of reading heavy legal material daily.

Anyway, this is what I read this past month.

September reads:



Bethany Lopez - 4 stars


Decent read, relatable characters. When I got the book, i didn't realise it was the second in a series of books. I still read it, but will likely re-read after I read book #1


**i was gifted this book by Netgalley




Amy Hale -  3 stars

Very light fluffy read, if thats what your going for. I enjoyed the story line. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. Lots of parts felt rushed and some character relationships left me like "huh what just happened there" but not in a "that was a great twist" way. Still, it was good enough.

**i was gifted this book by Netgalley




The Perfect Kiss

Susan Hatler - 4 stars

I enjoyed this book. It was a fluffier read but so fun. It was sweet and romantic and flirty. 
Basically, although summer is ending, its a beach read. 
I liked it mostly because the plot wasn't overly predictable and it kept me reading. It was completed in less than a day.

**i was gifted this book by Netgalley




Shizzle Inc

Ana Spoke 3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book in all of its unrealistic hilarity. I mean there were parts of it so far-fetched that it could easily taken a nose dive. But the author held it together.  The characters managed to be stereotypically funny and perhaps slightly overdone while still maintaining just the right amount of realism. Frankly the book started funny and ended funny. The writer certainly has a comedic touch. All in all it was a light read - and gave me a good laugh in a particularly stressful week. I'd recommend if you aren't looking for anything particularly taxing on the brain.
** I was gifted this book by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.





Juana Mikels - 3.5 stars

I've mentioned before that I like autobiographical books and that I read anything (except horrors). Now that's said, I'm not in the habit however of reading religious books. I got this rec after reading an article online. Verdict? Its a good read if this is your kinda read. It focused on the story of a woman who left her husband for something 'better' and ultimately returned home - which had a lot to do with her Christian faith. No complaints. I enjoyed it but for those who aren't into religious book - skip this one.





Currently Reading:


I love me some Jodi. I can't wait to finish this one up.

Linking up with Steph and Jana
Have a great Tuesday guys!!

29 comments:

  1. I don't know any of these - well, minus Jodi's book - but glad they were somewhat enjoyable. Sometimes you just need light reads!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. haha I figured no one would know them. I took a look at my netgalley list and basically went for the fluff! Still, mostly enjoyable :)

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  2. Sometimes you need light reading, I'm the same way! Glad you had a good reading month.

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  3. Yep - same here on opting for lighter books when life is a bit on the heavy side.

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  4. I'm not sure if I've read Lone Wolf. I need to do some investigating.

    I definitely need something lighter now and then especially if I've read a lot of technical stuff for work.

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  5. I totally agree with you that I try to read lighter reads when things are a little rougher in other aspects of my life. Shizzle Inc sounds like a really cute and light read!

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  6. I need a funny book! will look up Shizzle for sure!

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  7. Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors, but I haven't read Lone Wolf. Loved her book, The Storyteller!

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  8. My reading is definitely influenced by my mood. When I need something light and try to read something intense or dark, it's so much harder to read and enjoy it. You have me curious about Shizzle so I'm adding it to my TBR. I'm always down for a good laugh!

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  9. i will have to check out shizzle, sounds hilarious. i love a good fluffy book. i am not a fan of religious books at all, especially when they are romance books. that's just my personal preference though, so i'll skip that one. i haven't read that jodi book yet so can't wait to hear what you think.

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  10. I love picoult - will have to check out lone wolf!

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  11. I read the book before Perfect Kiss (Every Little Kiss) and liked it so I'll have to pick up this one, too. I love Jodi Picoult and I think I even own Lone Wolf, but for some reason I've never read it.

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  12. Ooh, can't wait to hear what you think of that Jodi book! :)

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  13. Can you believe I've never read a Jodi Piccoult book? I want to check out one of hers but don't really know which one to try first!

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    1. I've read every single one. Start with Nineteen Minutes, The Storyteller, or Small Great Things.

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  14. I remember liking but not loving Lone Wolf. I definitely remember it being in the stretch of books that made me almost quit her, though.

    I love that you say you were gifted books by NetGalley. It really feels that way!

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  15. I love Jodi Picoult. She's one of my favorite authors. I also am a mood reader, though I usually prefer suspense/thriller reads. It looks like you had a decent month of reading!

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  16. I'm going to put the first Cupcakes book on my list - I'm desperate for some light reading. I should really get onto Netgalley...

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  17. Oh you have some good looking books here that I'll have to check out! I'm interested in reading more Jodi Picoult, partly because I want to see if all of her books are written the same way lol. I've also picked up books not realizing they were the second in the series! Frustrating but oh well!

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  18. Sometimes you need a month with light reads! I think these sound really enjoyable!

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  19. Cant wait to see what you think about Jodi's new book - I love her stuff!

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  20. Nothing wrong with light reads. Sometimes you just need a fluff read. I have never read one of Jodi's books. I know, I have no idea why.

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  21. Look at you blazing through your Netgalley queue! :) I have so many! hahaha I need to keep going on it for sure. These sound like a lot of cute/fun contemporaries. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  22. Haha I've been known to read book 2 or 3 in a series without realizing it too! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  23. It sounds like you had a decent month of reads! I am adding Perfect Kiss to my list, it sounds great!

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  24. Great job on getting through so many netgalley books! I'm soo behind on my list because I haven't been reading as much lately, but hopefully I can catch up at some point.

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  25. I was late to the Jodi party. I didn't read a book by her until last year (I think). So, I've been adding a book of hers here and there every few months. Interested in hearing your thoughts about Lone Wolf.

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  26. So many great reads - I need to add these to my reading list! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  27. I think I am going to dedicate one month to fluff reads soon! Thanks for some suggestions. Pam

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