The month where I read from a bunch of old favorites
Total Number of Books: 13
Total Number of Pages: 4,562
Favorite (New) Reads of the Month: The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther AND Breathless by Jennifer Niven
The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Breathless by Jennifer Niven – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Don’t you love when your favorites of the month are books you already own? I absolutely LOVED The Summer of Broken Rules. The big family, summer camp vibes, insta-love that didn’t feel like insta-love. New favorite summer romance? I feel like the latest Jennifer Niven book, Breathless, really flew under the radar and I think it’s probably my favorite of her previous work—more mature and emotional writing. I love how Jenna Evans Welch weaves dramatic familial stories and heartwarming romance in her “Love &…” series. She brings the summer romance trope some depth and elevates it to a new level.
Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sick Girl Secrets by Anna Russell – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75
You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A lot of these were extremely mediocre—only the three real standouts. A novel-in-verse, I finished Sick Girl Secrets in a half hour. Following a girl with chronic pain, I really wish it was a lot longer because what was there was really great, I can’t even imagine how incredible it could have been expanded, both before and after diagnosis. Never Saw You Coming is a look at religion in a really interesting way—questioning everything you have thought was true and was told you’re entire life. I felt a whole lot of anxiety when reading You’d Be Home Now. I was just waiting for something horrible to happen and I felt so heartbroken for our main character Emory. She was trying so hard to keep it all together for her family, that she didn’t take care of herself.
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So much fun to listen to, especially by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Their audiobook felt so organic as they banter back and forth, finishing each other’s sentences.