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Hello, Sunshine: A Novel

Hello, Sunshine: A Novel - Laura Dave This book was absolutely amazing! My second read by Laura Dave and I am without a doubt a fan! I couldn’t put this book down. The characters were so real and compelling. The author manages to keep you on your toes and bring in the unexpected. I felt like I was there alongside Sunshine on her journey. Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable!!! THIS IS A MUST READ!

My one and only thought is that there are some loose ends. I would like to know how certain relationships among the characters end, perhaps there may be a sequel?

The Assistants

The Assistants - Camille Perri I loved this book. As a recent college graduate understanding the pain of having student loan debt in this current economy, this book certainly hit home. I was able to finish this book in a day. The story is intriguing, the characters are realistic and easy to relate to, and the ideas are genius! Any girl (or guy I suppose) that has ever felt underpaid or like they were drowning in student loan debt must read this book!

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) - Nora McInerny Purmort This book is very very enticing. When I first heard of it I imagined it was going to be very sad because of everything that the author had been through but Nora was able to but a positive spin on it. It is a nice change from everyday reads and certainly helps to put life into perspective. Would recommend this read to everyone.

Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection - Sarah Andersen Funny and accurate

Just Friends

Just Friends - Billy Taylor This is book gets a lot of hype on social media because of the premise. While it was a good book I think it is quite overrated. The story line was kind of overplayed, two best friends fall in love and it takes one of them awhile to admit it: We get it, we read it all the time. However, that being said I did think that the characters did have an interesting spin to them. There were parts of the story that I found to be a little unrealistic and hard to believe (he magically meets and starts dating her costar after he first moves to New York from London and her costar is there for a few days between filming and then oh wait the costar is actually the soulmate of their only other friend from home...OK right). While it was an intriguing story and there were a few parts I was surprised by it was overall predictable. I could see what was going to happen next from a mile away but it did hold my interest. The magic tricks and the ties were certainly a great touch that I enjoyed. If you are looking for a quick read that you want to breeze through and leave you happy at the end then this is the one to go with. If you're looking for a book that at a few instances is going to play with your emotions and bring tears to your eyes this may do the trick. If you are looking for something new and exciting this is not the book for you, too repetitive.

Losing It

Losing It - Emma Rathbone This book was on a list of books to read in your 20s so I figured why not give it a try. It was eh. In the beginning I was like oh okay this is going to be interesting and I felt like I naturally liked the character and was able to understand her. However, as I got further into the book I quickly lost interest as I began to find her annoying and generally did not like the decisions she was making. Oftentimes I was left wanting to scream "what are you stupid??". The story line was on the slow side for my taste. There were chapters where I was like oh okay this is finally getting interesting, just for it to die off in the next one. The character became someone that I didn't like because I felt like she was nothing like the character we originally got to know: Letting down her family and genuinely not caring did not pair with the first half of the book. I understand characters change as things happen to them just as people do but there needs to be a realistic aspect to it in my opinion that just wasn't there with this. In the beginning I was really rooting for the character to get what she was looking for and find what she wanted but towards the middle of the book I almost wanted her to fail. Towards the end she almost redeemed herself and I felt a little bit better about it but it was one of those books that I would easily forget about. Probably wouldn't openly recommend but if asked I guess it is worth a read just don't get your hopes up too much before getting into it. Kind of just ride it out, no real emotional ties with the story or characters for me like I anticipated.

The Hopefuls: A novel

The Hopefuls: A novel - Jennifer Close I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!! This was a book that I started one night and finished the next there was no way that I was putting it down after I started. The characters were extremely easy to relate to and the stories lines actually kept you interested which is something that I have not had in a really long time. The characters emotions and feelings were raw and you could almost feel like you were part of the story. DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND.

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) - Lauren Graham If you like Lauren Graham, read this book.
If you like Gilmore Girls, read this book.
Basically this book felt like I was friends with Lauren Graham for a few days and it was great. She is one of those writers that in a book like this is able to have a clear stream of consciousness and make you feel like you're just sitting and having a conversation with her. Lauren was on two of my favorite shows, Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, and at times I almost felt like I was watching from the sidelines as she was onset interacting with her friends and costars. It was so personable and exactly how I imagine Lauren to be herself. This is definitely a book I would 100% recommend. So many fun little tidbits to learn about Lauren, her life, and her shows. I don't really know what to say aside from that after reading this I have decided I would like to best friends with Lauren Graham.

Accidents of Marriage: A Novel

Accidents of Marriage: A Novel - Randy Susan Meyers Upon reading the back cover of the book I thought that this was going to be a very predictable story and while some parts of it were, the majority of it was not. Once I began reading this I could not put it down and finished it in a couple of hours! The characters were very personable and relate-able and the author made it very easy to become emotionally invested in the story and the characters. There were times I loved the characters and times I hated them, even shedding a few tears for the story. This is DEFINITELY a book that I would recommend to others. Overall, I think that I will be reading this again in the future without a doubt!

Shelter Me

Shelter Me - Catherine Mann I absolutely loved this book; once I started I couldn't put it down! While I am a sucker for pretty much any romance novel I was not sure about this one upon seeing that parts of it were going to be written in the POV of a dog. Not being an animal person I was iffy to start it but figured I won a copy and it was worth a shot! I was surprised to find that the parts in the POV of Trooper the dog were my favorite part. Catherine Mann is definitely an author that I would read again. The romance between Mike and Serena was adorable and you could almost feel the emotions as they felt them. This book even made me cry at some points. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ANOTHER SECOND CHANCE RANCH NOVEL!!!