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My goal for 2020 is to read 52 books—that’s one per week. You’d think quarantine would be a great time to make progress… and that will probably be the case, but the first two weeks were too anxiety-ridden to make big strides. 😂
That being said, I still read 3 books this month, which is nothing to scoff at!
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday’s Not Coming is told from the perspective of Claudia, a young black girl living in Washington, D.C. Her best friend, Monday Charles, goes missing, and she’s seemingly the only one to notice or care. The timeline jumps around from “Before the Before” to “Before” to “After.”
At first I wasn’t super into this book, because I didn’t *get it*. I could tell there was something that had happened, and that it would eventually be revealed, but I couldn’t guess what it was, and it frustrated me. I don’t do well with unreliable narrator books, apparently, because I want to be smart and guess the ending. 😂
In the end, though, I loved it. Watching all of the pieces fall into place was so satisfying and mind-blowing.
It reminded me a lot of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, so if you liked that book, you’d like this one, too!
Rating: 5/5 stars
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
The Bromance Book Club tells the story of Gavin, a professional baseball player in Nashville, who is struggling to put his marriage back together. His buddies, all alpha-male-types, invite him into their secret book club of romance novels in order to help.
After reading a heavy book like Monday’s Not Coming, and in the middle of a global pandemic, a light, fun read like The Bromance Book Club was exactly what I needed. I can’t wait to read the sequel once the ebook is available at the library, and the third in the installment once it comes out later this year.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Red, White, and Royal Blue tells the story of Alex, the hispanic son of the first female president of the United States. He has a feud with the prince of England, but after a PR stunt makes them pose as best friends, they end up falling for each other.
Just like Bromance Book Club, Red, White, and Royal Blue is exactly the type of book I needed. It’s one of my new favorites, and I can see myself reaching for it over and over again when I need a pick-me-up. In fact, I read the library version on my phone, but I ended up buying a copy from my local bookstore as soon as I finished it. That’s how much I loved it.
Rating: 5/5 stars
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