Fast Five Friday
Five books with something in common with a quick blurb about each.
This week the common thread is again, books I’ve read this year and have yet to review.
Lightning Round Reviews.
These are all 2020 reads I enjoyed and recommend adding to your own TBR. Read these five mini reviews to see if the book is a good fit for you!
ONE TO WATCH: This romance novel is perfect for fans of The Bachelor and reality TV. I enjoy neither, yet I LOVED this book. You’ll enjoy taking this journey with Bea and the commentary on inclusivity and being sex-positive and body-positive elevate the book above your average rom-com. The killer fashion & exotic destinations don’t hurt either.
MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE: (CW: suicide, murder) A mystery set around a bookstore? Count me in! This book is a touch darker than your cozy book for bibliophiles but lighter than your average thriller and with MANY more bookish references. This book takes on a lot, but it’s an enjoyable read as a suicide in the book store where Lydia works causes her to reexamine her past, present, & future.
SORRY I MISSED YOU: Quirky, unique, and hopeful. Three strangers with nothing common move in as tenants in a rental home. When an illegible and cryptic note appears in the mailbox each thinks it’s for them – a ghost from their past coming back to make amends. Or possibly haunt them. Speaking of ghosts, is that what’s causing the strange things happening inside the house? Unlikely friendships form as characters try to unravel the mysteries. It’s funny, heartfelt, cozy, & mysterious; the perfect fall read.
THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER: Amy is a small-town librarian and supermom, but that doesn’t leave her time for much else. When her estranged husband reappears and takes the kids over the summer, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. A trip to NYC could be lifechanging, as she finally has an opportunity to put herself first. This women’s fiction is funny and charming, but it’s the relationships that really shine here.
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF GOING DARK (CW: suicide) Mia is a social media influencer with a perfect life- until it falls apart. Paige is a techie who prefers algorithms to emotions. As multiple storylines intersect 3 women all learn how going out of your comfort zone can change your life for the better.