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.
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.)
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.
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.
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?