Current Reads: August 15, 2019

With classes starting back up again in a week and a half, I’m starting to feel the pressure to read as much as I can for “fun” before all hell breaks loose and I’m juggling reading assignments for five different classes.  While marking up a manuscript for my internship, I am also reading three books […]

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The Kiss Quotient // Helen Hoang

A romance novel with depth and decent writing?  Welcome to 2019!  Though I never read romance, I’m currently in a rom-com kick, and The Kiss Quotient grew too buzzed for me to ignore.  As an #OwnVoices story, author Helen Hoang writes herself into Stella Lane, our heroine, a thirty-year-old mathematician whose Asperger’s makes it difficult […]

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The Proposal // Jasmine Guillory

You know that feeling when you watch a bunch of “serious” films in a row, ones with heavy themes and dramatic conflicts, and you just want to watch a light, silly rom-com to cleanse your palate?  The Proposal is that palate-cleanser in book form.  I’ve been reading a lot of no-joke fiction lately, books like […]

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Romantic Comedies on My TBR

Romantic comedies and swoon-worthy contemporary romance is all the rage right now!  Like the follower that I am, I can’t resist a good trend, especially in the summertime when I crave those easy, breezy, read-in-a-day type books.  The five books I’ve listed here have come highly recommended by readers like me who almost never read […]

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My Brilliant Friend // Elena Ferrante

I can finally say I’ve taken part in Ferrante Fever!  I gulped up My Brilliant Friend, the first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels quartet, faster than water during the July heat wave.  Ferrante’s work is reminiscent of Jane Austen, with complex family drama, seriously complicated relationships, and too many characters to keep track of, but […]

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