One of my new year’s resolutions for 2018 was to try to read more, and throughout the last month or so, I’ve been really trying to push myself away from my computer and into a book. I’ve actually ended up with a decent sized pile of books that I’ve managed to make my way through, so I wanted to share them with you. Just a warning though, I love a good, gushy love story with a happy ending.
“All That She Can See” by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This is the first of the books that I picked up, and honestly, I didn’t love it. I enjoyed it, definitely, but it wasn’t a book that gripped me. It took a while to get through, but I forced my way through it in the end. “All That She Can See” is about a young woman named Cherry who is gifted with the ability to see other people’s negative emotions as monsters that follow them around. She is able to add her own positive emotions into the baked goods that she makes, in order to counteract the negativity that others are feeling. It’s a good book if you’re into the more fantasy/magical kind of thing, and I definitely liked bits of it, but I can’t say that I loved it.
“Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between” by Lauren Graham
It’s absolutely no secret that I adore Gilmore Girls. It’s my favourite show of all time. I even wrote a whole post on it! So when I saw this on Amazon, it immediately went into my cart. It follows Lauren Graham from her early days of acting, doing college and high school plays, all the way to filming the most recent Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. I loved every minute of reading this. It was funny and insightful, and filled me with all the same warm and fuzzy feelings that watching an episode of Gilmore Girls does. I highly, highly recommend this for any Gilmore Girls fanatic!
“My Not So Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella
When I’m looking for a book to read, I automatically gravitate to the more gushy, romantic chick-lit kind of thing. I love romanticised versions of real life. Happy endings are like my kryptonite. So when I saw this book, I immediately knew I needed it in my life. The story follows a young woman named Katherine (who goes by Katie), who works in branding, and tries her best to portray her life as “perfect” for the ‘gram. I found this character so unbelievably relatable, and loved every aspect of the storyline. Highly recommend to anyone who loves a good romantic slush-fest, with an injection of comedy and a good ol’ happy ending.
“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell
I wrote a whole post on this book, because I loved it so much. The story follows Cather, one half of a set of identical twins, and her first year of university. She finds herself juggling romance, university work, and her unbelievably popular online fanfiction. I just loved this so much. I was reluctant to even have to put it down to go to bed. The characters are funny, relatable, and they make you completely invested in every one of their storylines. Such a great, fun book! This story has made me want to read so much more by Rainbow Rowell in the near future.
“Windfall” by Jennifer E. Smith
“Windfall” is the last book on my list, and definitely one that I really enjoyed. It’s a story about a girl, Alice, who is in love with her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday, Alice buys Teddy a lottery ticket, which ultimately leads Teddy to becoming a multi-millionaire. The story then follows how his relationships with his friends, family, and classmates change, now that Teddy is loaded (for lack of a better term). Yes, its probably a story that has been told a million different times, but it’s a great read nonetheless. Plus, who doesn’t love a good best-friends-to-lovers storyline?
Let me know if you have any recommendations for what to read next!