October Reads and Reviews
Somehow we're almost through with the month of November, but I still have lots of fun books to share that I read in October! Let's get right to them-
Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez
For the most part I really enjoyed this book- Abby always writes such great characters with so much depth and the conversations always seem so realistic. My only complaint about this was all of the fake drama- I usually love the fake relationship trope, but this time it just seemed so forced and dramatic for me. I liked the side characters a lot, particularly the grandpa and Jafar! Such a fun and easy read.
My rating - 3.5/5
When in Rome by Sarah Adams
This was another cute romance by an author I love to read and I know it'll just make me feel happy on the inside when I read it! This was a bit more of a slow burn to me- it took a while for me to get into it but once I did I couldn't stop. I liked the town setting and all of the quirky town people, and also loved the developing relationship. Super sweet and clean romance!
My rating - 4/5
The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
The Great British Bake Off meets Clue? Sign me up! A really quick and easy read with some baking drama and a murder mystery thrown in. Not the best writing ever, but I really enjoyed the story line and need more GBBO-esque books.
My rating - 3/5
How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder
Another fake dating story - this one was a bit more of a miss for me. The pace was all over the place for me and I found myself getting bored at a lot of parts then getting really into it, then it dropping off again. The plot also seemed kind of random with adding in drama whenever possible for no reason. In the end I did enjoy it but could have done with a bit more editing in it.
My Rating - 3/5
Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams - Second book in the When in Rome series, and I adored this!! The narration was really good and I just loved the characters and plot. So, so good.
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix - This was my book club pick for October and it was so creepy and gross. I don't know how he comes up with these ideas in his books but they're always bonkers. It made for a great discussion and a good Halloween read.
The Honeymoon Crashers by Christina Lauren - This was a quick audio-only book that is a follow up of the Honeymooners. The experience was definitely unique with the audio and it kind of took away from the story for me. It was fine but not great.