Tuesday, April 5, 2022

March Reading List

 Is it just me, or does January and February seem ages ago? I feel like this year has gone by so fast, but at the same time the months seem to go by a little slower, which I am always for! I didn’t make any New Year Resolutions this year for personal reasons but reading more will always be a goal of mine. Last year I set a goal to read 100 books {in the year 2021}, and I know some people who have actually reached this goal, but I honestly don’t know how they do it. I read four books during the month of April, and I feel like that is a good amount, but not enough to average out to 100 books by the end of the year. But reading is meant to be enjoyed, and I read some really great books this past month!

One// The Matchmaker, by Elin Hilderbrand

I have been such a fan of Elin Hilderbrand since I have read my first book by her, Summer of 69. Like all of Hilderbrand’s other books this one was 100% addictive.


The Matchmaker is set on Nantucket {of course} and follows the story of forty-eight-year-old, Dabney, a Nantucket native who has a gift for matchmaking, and is happily married to Box, a Harvard professor. However, things take an interesting turn when Dabney revives an email from her old boyfriend, and love of her life, to let her know that he will be moving back to Nantucket. 


Two// Run Rose Run, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

I was so excited to learn that James Patterson and Dolly Parton teamed up to write a book together! I am such a huge fan of Dolly Parton; she always seems to have such a great outlook and she contributes to the community in such a positive way. Then in college, James Patterson books were always my go-to ‘for fun’ books. 


It has been almost a decade since I have read a James Patterson book, and Run Rose Run was such a fun dive back into the world of Patterson. The duo writing contributions from him and Dolly made for some truly dynamic characters and storyline that is well woven together. 


AnnieLee Keyes, like so many, moves to Nashville with the hopes of making it big, which can be a bit of a challenge. However, with AnnieLee’s natural talents, a little help from a friend and the influence of a Country music icon, AnnieLee quickly turns into a star on the rise. Unfortunately, AnnieLee finds that no matter how hard you try to outrun your past it can catch up with you…


Definitely recommend!


Three// The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, by Chanel Cleeton

Love Chanel Cleeton! A couple years ago I read “When We Left Cuba” and “Next Year in Havana” and I was so excited to learn that she has a third book that is part of the series. Obviously, when I saw Cleeton’s “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba” on in my Audible recommendations I had to download it!


In “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba” Cleeton intertwines the story of three notable women during the Spanish-American War and the Cuban fight for independence. It is truly a beautifully written story! 


Four// This Golden State, by Marit Weisenberg

Confession: young adult books are my guilty pleasure. ‘The Golden State’ is one of those books that you can’t put down, and at the same time never want it to end. 


Poppy doesn’t know why her family has been running her entire life…but they live by 5 rules, the main one being that no one knows their true identity and they never stay in one place too long.


When they move to California Poppy becomes increasingly more interested in who her parents really are and takes a DNA test to hopefully find out their real names and her own family history. Just as she is settling into her new math course and even has a possible love interest the result of DNA are released, causing a bit of a situation for all involved.

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