This year my Goodreads challenge is to read 50 books which seems like a lot but I have managed to do it before in 2018 and 2019 so I’m hoping I can do it again and am so far on track! So far this year I’ve managed to read 18 books and for the last few years I’ve written posts about the books that I’ve read with a rating and a bit of a review/summary which I’ve always really loved to do so I thought I would do that again this year 🙂
Summer at Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan- 4/5: I have read the first and last of the Beach Street bakery books as I accidentally read them out of order however I do really enjoy them! They are such a fun, chill read and perfect for sitting in the sun with a drink especially as this one is set over a summer 😊
Romancing Mr Bridgeton by Julia Quinn- 4/5: This is the fourth book of the Bridgeton series however it is set to be the third series of the TV show and follows the romance between Penelope and Colin Bridgeton. It also *spoiler alert* includes the subplot of everyone finding out the Penelope is Lady Whistledown! I did really enjoy this book however I don’t think it’s my favourite of the Bridgeton series so far 😊
The Set Up by Lizzy Dent- 4.5/5: This book I actually bought from Waterstones while browsing because I really enjoyed her first book The Summer Job so wanted to see what her second book was like and it did not disappoint 😊 What I love about the book is that although the romance is the main focus it’s also about self acceptance and learning to love urself. I also loved the plot surrounding the lido as well!
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty- 3.5/5: I did really enjoy this book as I really love Liane Moriarty books however I think this is my least favourite of her books so far as I feel like it was a big lead up to a reveal which fell a bit flat.
The Happy Place by Emily Henry- 5/5: I really like Emily Henrys books and I think this one might be my second favourite! I absolutely loved the friendships in the book and I’m a fan of moving through time within a book as well 😊 I do love a romance book and I feel like this one also dealt with a lot of bigger themes as well and it actually felt like the romance wasn’t the main focus of the book which I liked.
Under one roof by Ali Hazelwood- 4/5: This is the first of the Stemnist novellas by Ali Hazelwood and I really liked it 😊 I think this was my favourite of the three novellas as you could really see the relationship develop and it is the first time we meet the three female protagonists and are introduced to their friendship.
Let me know in the comments what you have been reading lately 😊