Happy Monday Darlings!
Reviews for the books I read in January are coming (I PROMISE) and I’m excited to share them, because I read some great books last month! However, for now, I will share my reading choices for the lovely month of February. I’m particularly excited for this month, because not only is my birthday in a few days, but I’m flying to Phoenix in a couple of weeks to spend the weekend with one of my dearest friends! I definitely can’t wait to get some much-needed reading time on my flights. This month, I’m being terribly obvious and reading books about lloooovvveeeee. 🙂
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
I am SO excited to read this book. It was a Christmas present from my mom last year, and it’s even signed by the author! This book is an update of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is set in modern-day Brooklyn, and deals with big-deal topics such as gentrification, cultural identity, class, and, of course, love. Plus, the cover art, and the inside cover art, are just STUNNING.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
This book fits two areas for me this month–one, I have other books by Colgan, and there are always elements of romance in them. Second, one of the “challenges” in my reading journal is to read “a book you would normally consider a guilty pleasure.” I have always enjoy Colgan’s books, but I have also always considered them guilty pleasures. However, this is exactly what I need right now! In The Bookshop on the Corner, main character Nina loses her job as a librarian, moves to a small village, and turns an old van into a mobile bookshop. How adorable does that sound?
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Okay, so basically this is a rom-com in written form, and I can’t wait to read it. I believe this could also be a contender for my “guilty pleasure” challenge. It is a classic “enemies into lovers” story with a Renaissance Faire as the backdrop in Willow Creek, Maryland. On top of that, it’s a classic “I only planned on staying for the summer” story. Will they fall in love? Will Emily decide to extend her stay in Willow Creek? It doesn’t really sound like anything could go wrong with this novel, but I will let you know!
If I can get my life together, I will write TWO book reviews this week on books I read last month. Between my birthday and middle-schoolers, it is definitely a toss up over whether I will get around to writing or not. Fingers-crossed!