Spring Reads 2019
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This season I was a little bit less into my reading, I still read quite a few books but not nearly as many as the winter! I started a new job mid-May and got a little busy from there out, I did read some exciting books this season - check them out below!
1. Educated - Tara Westover
Hands down the most intriguing yet educational book I've read in a very long time! I think everyone needs to read this and quite honestly I'm praying this is turning into a movie sometime in the near future. As soon as I was finished reading this I let my mom know about it and she said that she couldn't put it down!
2. After - Anna Todd
Started off a little bit slow but ended up to be a really interesting romance, I have yet to watch the movie but I hope to see how it measures up to the book. This is one of the longer books I've read recently - I think it was over 600 pages so it took me a little while to finish it. There's 4 other books in this series, I will eventually read all of them but I will need a vacation to commit to another 600 page book!
3. You Are a Badass - Jen Sincero
I love books that promote self help, they are so helpful to me! I am always recommending them to my friends and family! Jen Sincero has a few and I'm interested in reading all of them, I listened to this one on audible and I really enjoyed it. If you're in the market for a great self help read, look no further!
4. What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
After reading Big Little Lies I have become obsessed with Liane Moriarty and her writing style. The first few chapters of her books that I have read are a little confusing because she introduces a ton of characters very quickly. However, she keeps you intrigued the entire way through - she is the perfect balance between comical and absolutely twisted. She has easily become one of my fav authors. What Alice Forgot is probably my favourite thus far because it's emotional and so am I HA! This book had me rooting for true love the entire way through it. I did a little bit of research and this is actually supposed to be a movie in the future, the rights have been bought but no casting or production has started. But I'm dying to see this movie already 👀.
5. The Mister - E.L. James
I'm sure EVERYONE reading this knows who E.L. James is and if no wellllll let me tell you, she is the woman who wrote the entire Fifty Shades series that completely blew up a few years ago. The series was then turned into a movie series, which if you haven't watch.... please do! At the beginning of this book I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but I committed to finishing to the end, when I did I was happy that I did. It was an interesting read, it really shined some light on issues that are happening in other parts of the world that we don't really hear about too often. It was a great mix between sad and sexy, I didn't like it as much as I did the other books she's written but still definitely worth the read.
6. Until it Fades - K.A. Tucker
I freaking adored this book, I wish I could experience it all over again - it's such a complicated love story. Growing up in a small town you come to love the game of hockey, so when a book combines small town love and hockey you have to read it. There is such a good, heart-wrenching but incredibly romantic story, I was so invested the whole way through this book. K.A. Tucker has made a serious impact on my top authors list in the last year or so.
7. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
Ok y'all know by now I am OBSESSED with Liane Moriarty!!! This book was so messed up but in the best way. Liane's style is so incredible, I'm so happy that I read Big Little Lies because I have found a new fav author. She is most definitely in my top 5! The older I get and the more I keep reading new books the more I have come to fall in love with mystery, while I still love a good romance - but mystery is starting to take over my reading life.
8. The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon
I honestly picked this book up in Costco because it was on sale for $8 and I knew the movie was out, I have a crazy obsession with reading books that I know are going to be movies. Comparing the two is so fun for me, the book is ALWAYS better but I still love reading and then watching, I know I'm a complete book nerd 🤓. This was a really easy young adult read, it really shed some light on racial issues which I think would really beneficial to promote this kind of book in highschool English classes. I am definitely going to try and watch the movie soon before I forget all the book details.
That's a wrap for my spring reads, I didn't get in quite as many as last season but still read 8 books in a short 3 months! Leave me some comments as to what you've read or plan to read this year and I'll be sure to check it out.
Thanks for reading!