September was an incredible month of reading! Although I only read three books, it was a major upgrade compared to last month. The books I read in September were so enjoyable to read that it made them so easy to finish. I was about to finish a fourth book, but we had a family matter that was very important to have all my focus on. Therefore, towards the end of September I took a mini break from reading.
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What I Read In September 2021
Meddelin accidentally kills her blind date and her mother and meddling aunties help her get rid of the body. Disposing a body was a lot more challenging than they expected especially when Meddy and her aunties (and mom) are the wedding vendors for the most anticipated wedding for a billionaire family. Unfortunately, the dead body that was in a cooler accidentally arrived at the wedding venue and now Meddy and her family are scrambling. Of course, Meddy’s college love happens to be at this venue and it is making the entire situation much more difficult.
You probably have noticed by now that I have a thing for reading books with Asian characters. I just love it because I can totally relate to the culture. The ending of this book is predictable, but I love that there were some really funny moments. They were so funny that I was literally laughing out loud and couldn’t stop! So if you want to be entertained, I highly recommend it! I heard that this book will become a Netflix film, so definitely read it before the film comes out. But I hate to admit that I found the main character (Meddy) to be unlikeable. I was rolling my eyes so much.
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Mallory caught her husband going down on his paralegal and filed for divorce. But now it seems like her life is falling apart. She lost her NYC apartment, her job, her money, and her favorite Aunt – Aunt Maggie. Aunt Maggie was the only person who ever understood her. During the reading of the will, Aunt Maggie left Mallory her house in the suburbs. Turns out the house is in bad shape with a lot of HOA violations and repairs and no money to take care of it all. She has a grumpy neighbor that keeps telling her to mow the lawn and the HOA rules. Most of all she didn’t realize how ill her Aunt was and felt guilty about never visiting her. It feels like life can’t get any worst for Mallory.
This book was a lot of fun to read. I thought this was a book about rich suburban wives, but it’s not. Well, there are mentions about rich suburban wives, but no deep dark secrets about them haha. At first, I thought Mallory was annoying and unlikeable and thought the first quarter of the book was meh. But as I kept reading, I felt for her and was rooting for her. And so I couldn’t put the book down. It’s definitely a feel good book.
Vivian Howe (most know her as Vivi) is a well-known author and a mother of 3 children. One day, she was killed in a hit-and-run car accident during her jog. She ascends to the Beyond and is allowed to watch what happens before for the entire summer only. Vivi is given three nudges to change the outcome of events on earth. She has to carefully use these nudges while her children are going through life challenges – Willa, her eldest, is on her third miscarriage, Carson parties way too much, and Leo currently has an “off again on again” high-maintenance girlfriend.
The police chief is investigating Vivi’s death and trying to figure out who was the hit and run driver. Vivi was worried about the release of her new book. It contains secrets from her youth that could be disatrous to her reputation. When hidden truths come to life, Vivi’s family have to sort out their mistakes. While watching what is happening on Earth, Vivi tries to let go and have her family grow without her.
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Another incredible book by Elin Hilderbrand. She rarely disappoints. I was so sucked into trying to figure out who actually killed Vivi and if her family actually recovers. After reading any Elin Hilderbrand book, it makes me want to book a trip to Nantucket. I feel like this book did a great job of describing the locals and I want to hit up all the spots they go to. Some of the secrets revealed shocked me. I kind of guessed who was the hit and run driver, but it was so interesting to see Vivi’s point of view as everything unfolds. It makes me wonder if that’s what it’s like from the “Beyond”.
What did you read in September?