Monday Reads

When life gets tough, the tough... keep reading?

I mean, of course I do. I couldn't imagine a world without books or a day where I don't read. 

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First I read LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch. I loved loved loved her LOVE & GELATO when I read it last summer so I was eager for this one. I didn't love LOVE & LUCK quite as much as LOVE & GELATO, but still loved it a little bit. (Whew, there's a lot of loves in that paragraph.)

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Then I read THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US by Katy Upperman. I'd read her first novel a couple of weeks before (KISSING MAX HOLDEN) but in this case, and opposite to the book above, I loved this second book by this author even more than her first. This was the perfect summer read and I loved the relationship between the two leads, loved how it was angsty without being melodramatic, and loved the beautiful writing and love story. Plus, that cover! Swoon.

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Next, I picked up a book by a new-to-me author, Carla Kelly. I've heard tons of great things about this author so I gave this one a try and really enjoyed it. Took me a tiny bit to get into it, but the story was fun, and the characters compelling. I'll definitely try another Kelly historical.

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Last, but definitely not least, was THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang. I loved this book (hence the five-star rating), although for me personally, there was a little too much sexy times. Aside from that, it was fascinating reading about a character with autism, and I found myself relating in a few ways to the MC (but no, I don't have autism). They were things that I'd never seen or read in a character before, so it was awesome seeing some of those things I relate to so hard on the page for the first time. Diversity matters, people. 

What are you reading this week?