Book Review – The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Genre: Chick Lit

Nina Hill lives by herself with her cat and works in a local bookshop. She loves order and routine and is not spontaneous at all and she likes that. One day, she is notified that her father, who she never knew existed, has passed away and she’s been named in his will. She also finds out that she has brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Not everyone is happy to have her as the newest member of their family, however. On top of discovering her new found family she’s finding that she’s falling for someone she didn’t plan on. Did I mention that she also suffers from anxiety when things get to be too much for her?

This was such a great read and there are definitely aspects to Nina’s life that I could relate to. Highly recommend this book! I rated this book 5/5 Stars.

Book Review – Class Mom

Class Mom by Laurie Gelman
Genre: Chick Lit

Jen Dixon is not your typical mom with a child in Kindergarten. She’s in her 40’s and has 2 daughters who are both in college. Both of her daughters’ fathers were musicians and she wasn’t married to either of them. She ends up marrying Ron and they have a son, Max.

Jen is asked to be the class parent for Max’s kindergarten class and that’s where the fun begins.

This book is hysterically funny. It starts that way from the very beginning of the book and stays that way until the end.

I’m not a fast reader. It will typically take me a week to finish a book, but I read this book in 3 days!! A perfect read to take with you on vacation or if you are just looking for a comical quick read. I will definitely be reading the sequel to this book.

This book got a 4 star rating from me.

Book Review – I’ll Give You The Sun

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Genre: Young Adult

We follow fraternal twins, Noah and Jude in I’ll Give You The Sun. They each have their own side of a story to tell throughout, and we get to see how their mistakes and choices shape each of them.

When I continue to think about a book days after finishing it, that book will most always get a 5 star rating from me. I’ll Give You The Sun did just that! This book is beautifully written and has definitely made it one of the top books I’ve read this year. It’s absolutely the best YA I believe I’ve ever read!

Highly recommend reading this book if you haven’t yet!!

Book Review – 29 Seconds

29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Genre: Thriller

If someone was making your life miserable and you were offered the opportunity to make them disappear, would you?

Sarah stops a young girl from being kidnapped. The girl’s father makes this offer to Sarah so that he will no longer be indebted to her. There’s one catch, Sarah has 72 hours to make her decision and once she makes her choice, she can’t change it.

This book was filled with lots of twists and turns and was a great read!

I rated it a 4/5 stars.

Book Review – Things You Save In A Fire

Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center
Genre: Romance

This year I’m reading a lot of books by authors who are new to me. I’ve never read a book by Katherine Center before, so Things You Save In A Fire fits into that list. It’s a romance, which I typically don’t gravitate towards, but to me, this book was so much more than just a romance.

We follow Cassie Hanwell, a female firefighter/paramedic in Texas. She relocates to Massachusetts to assist her estranged mother who is ill. She fits in great with her fellow firefighters in Texas, but quickly learns that the station she ends up going to in Massachusetts isn’t so keen on embracing her.

Cassie has to learn if she can mend ways with her mom and prove herself as being capable of doing her job with the crew at the new station. On top of that, she is falling for the new rookie. There’s just one problem. Her old Captain gave her the following advice . . . Never Date Firefighters.

I absolutely loved this book! It’s fast paced and kept me engaged from start to finish. HIGHLY recommend!!

I gave this book a 5/5 star rating.

Book Review – The Summer We Lost Her

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen
Genre: Mystery

This was a great suspenseful story about a parent’s worst nightmare.

Matt and Elise Sorenson are at their family camp in Lake Placid with their daughter, Gracie, when she is abducted. Their marriage is already on shaky ground and now they struggle with what their future may hold if Gracie isn’t found safe. In addition to Gracie being gone, Matt discovers a family secret that shakes him to his core. It had me routing for this family right up to the end!

I rated this book a 4/5 stars.

Book Review – Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Historical Fiction

This was the first book I’ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and it will not be my last. If you haven’t read this book yet, do it NOW! I loved this book.

The book is about a rock band from the 70’s and it reads as an interview. I felt as if I were present watching the interview take place. All of the characters were relatable and there is a revelation towards the end of the book that truly surprised me. Fantastic summer read!

Definitely a 5 star read for me!!!