I have been so obsessed with my books lately that I haven’t taken a break to share them on Hey Soul Sisters but this week I was talking to a friend about books I have been reading and I realized I had to stop and write about them! I know you’ll find your next fun read in this post. If you are looking for more motivational business books for women rather than non-fiction reads, you could check out my post on Women Empowerment Reads. The books I review below were the ones I loved to take to the pool to relax but also found myself binge-reading them at 1 AM.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I will start with my favorite read of the month, The Rosie Project. The main character of this book, Don, researches genetics and is a peculiar scientist who struggles with social interaction. He resembles Sheldon Cooper from the show ‘Big Bang Theory’ and his unique quirks made me laugh throughout the book. Don is on a mission to find his perfect woman, one who checks all the boxes on a list he has made as part of an experiment. He meets Rosie at the University where he does research. Rosie doesn’t check any of the boxes but needs help with a genetics project of her own! She accepts Don for who he is and helps him loosen up a bit to enjoy life! If you are a sucker for a dorky main character looking for love, this is the book for you!
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
Amy is a mom of two and a librarian at the local high school. She is passionate about her work and never gives herself a break because she is a single mom. That changes when her ex returns unexpectedly for a summer with the kids. Amy’s hilarious best friend (A nun) convinces her to spend her summer in New York and let her husband tend to the kids. She calls this trip her momspringa and has hilarious stories of her adventures in the city. Over the summer she is given the chance to find herself and regain her happiness! If you are looking to live vicariously through Amy as she escapes her normal routine and regains her individuality, then this should be next on your reading list!
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie, the main character of this book, experiences love at first sight through her bus window on her ride home for Christmas. She and her best friend, Sarah, spend a whole year searching the city for the young man she locked eyes with that December day. Laurie is growing lonely and watches Sarah fall in love while she remains single. Their friendship is unshakeable and fun to read their stories throughout this book. They are the type of characters that you can picture yourself enjoying a glass of wine with! When she finally finds the bus stop boy, her timing is extremely unfortunate and there the story unfolds. Everyone would love this book, especially the hopeless romantic!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book was so interesting! Evelyn is depicted as the Marilyn Monroe of her era. A beautiful Hollywood star known for stealing the hearts of men. She is now old and retired and finally ready to share the juicy details of her many relationships to a reporter, Monique, for a big story that will make or break Monique’s career!
I thought this book would be repetitive but it wasn’t at all! It was steamy and kept me itching to read the next chapter! It is fun to read about the movie star life from Evelyn’s perspective. If you like books with a bit of steamy drama, I would highly recommend this book!
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
I do not think I have ever seen a book with such amazing Amazon reviews, so I had to read it. It got off to a slow start but the picture that the author had painted of the characters and the marsh while laying out the story had me hooked. This is the story of a young girl, Kya, who was raised in a small shack in the middle of a Marsh, her family was seen as mysterious outcasts by the members of a small town nearby. A few of the locals give Kya a chance and get to know her after much of her family leaves. Kya finds ways to be entrepreneurial and support herself through her unique lifestyle. She even has a few men consider her marsh lifestyle.
The end of this story takes huge twists and turns. The last ¼ of this book you will not be able to put the book down and you are in for a WORLD of surprises. My jaw remained dropped for about 24 hours after finishing this book.
If you like writers who paint pictures with words and throw you for unexpected twists and turns. This would be a fun book for you to read.
The Restaurant by Pamela Kelley
This book was a feel-good read about 3 sisters who inherit an unexpected gift from their grandmother, a restaurant! The only stipulation is that all 3 girls must come together and work in the restaurant for 1 year after living in different cities for most of their adult life. None of them have the skill set needed to manage a restaurant, but with an awesome staff they have a fun time tackling the project together to keep the restaurant in the family name. As a girl who has had the joy of working in the restaurant industry myself, this book caught my attention and kept me smiling.
I hope that you find your next book to read in this post! Please let me know your review if you decide to read one!