Well it’s end of March and I finally got around to sharing what I read in February. I actually had this post ready to go in early March and forgot to hit publish! UGH! I need to get it together. There are way too many things happening right now that I’m losing track of what I need to do.
I enjoyed every book I read last month. They were all different but that’s what made it a fun reading month. I think you all would enjoy these books too!
What I Read In February 2022
Lily did not have it easy growing up. She worked hard to get to where she is – graduated from college, left her small town for Boston, and started her own business. One day she met a gorgeous neurosurgeon, Ryle, and everything about him seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and very dedicated to his career. However, he has an aversion to relationships. Lily can’t help but wonder what made him this way. As questions about her new relationship overwhelms, thoughts of her first love, Atlas, crossbred her mind. One day she ran into Atlas and something about Lily’s past connects her to the present.
Another winner by Colleen Hoover! This time it’s not a thriller and I knew that but I kept anticipating throughout this book that it would be a thriller. But instead it left me emotional. And I felt for every character in this book. There’s no good way to end, because no matter what decisions are made it’s going to hurt everyone even if it is for the best.
I’m not going to give anything away, but I will say this. I don’t agree with the villain and this character deserves it but at the same time I sympathize with this character. Colleen Hoover did a great job having an outsider look at the situation from a different angle and not everything should be judged so harshly. That life is more complicated even if the answer seems simple. Totally recommend this book. I read it so quickly and couldn’t put it down.
Olive is a 3rd year Ph.D candidate and doesn’t believe in long-lasting love. Her best friend believes in love and in order to convince her best friend that she is dating, Olive faked a relationship. Olive panicked and kissed the first man that walked by. Of course, she kissed Adam Carlsen – the hotshot professor and a well-known ass. Olive was surprised that Adam is willing to go along with her plan. When a big science conference goes haywire putting Olive’s career at risk, Adam surprised her again. And now their little experiment seems to combusting.
I’ll admit, I had very low expectations with this book. I decided to read it because I need a break from thrillers and serious-topic books. HOWEVER, I enjoyed every bit of the book. I also loved that it is based around STEM! I’m a STEM girl, so it was exciting. It is your classic romance book, but every bit of was fun and cute with a little bit of intelligence in it. The only part I didn’t like is that I find the protagonist annoying at times. Otherwise, I’m so glad this book surprised me!
Evelyn Hugo is a Hollywood icon. And now she is ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. She chooses an unknown reporter, Monique , for the job. Monique is shocked, why her? Her life is not doing so well. Monique’s husband left her and her professional life is going nowhere. Yet the Evelyn Hugo selected her to write the biography. Monique listens in fascination as Evelyn tells her story. She’s finally giving all the details unfiltered about her seven husbands. It then becomes clear to Monique on how their lives intersect.
I FINALLY got around to reading this book! It’s been on my TBR list for years now. This book is as good as what everyone says. It was heartbreaking, heartwarming, and has a ‘wow’ factor to it. There’s a twist at the end that is expected and unexpected at the same time and kept me thinking a lot. I kept wondering what I would have done if I was in that situation. There hasn’t been a book that Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote that I have not liked it. A character from her book, Malibu Rising (which I read in June) appears in this book. Although this book as written way before Malibu Rising, but I will say it was integrated to swell and this character portrays the same way in both book. So yes, this book was worth the hype!
So what you all? What are your Spring Reading recommendations?