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Recently Read
It's time for another installment of my Recently Read series. All the books I've picked up lately have been spot on! I've been in a bit of a T. J. Reid moment as you'll see but "One True Loves" had just got out and actually, it just felt like the kind of book I wanted to read at the moment.

ratings

  • Maybe in Another Life: 4/5
  • The Pursuit of Love: 4/5
  • Talking as Fast as I Can: 5/5
  • One True Loves: 4/5

Maybe in Another Life, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in Another Life is a book that brings up alternate paths and how our choices define the way we live our life and the events that occur. I’ve always been an indecisive person and I’ve always had a hard time making choices in fear it wouldn’t be the right one. Now I just follow my heart (I know it’s a cheesy thing to say) in the hope that my path will become clearer on its own.

Whether you believe in fate or not, it sure is a heartfelt book and it makes you realize that maybe there is no right or wrong decisions. Each one comes with consequences and you just have to deal with them.

The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve been drawn to this book in Foyles because of the pretty cover. It sure intrigued me and when I saw that it was part of a series, it piqued my interest even more.

I’ve been agreeably surprised with this book. Being set in the 1920’s, it kind of had a Downton Abbey vibe and I very much liked the fact that the narrator was telling the story of another character. How unconventional!

We quickly get caught up in Linda’s situation and there are some opinions thrown in there about what it means to find love, what should or shouldn’t be the role of a woman in a couple and how it’s so easy to fill our heads with hopes. The book was written in 1945 and yet it felt very modern. I’m sure my words don’t make justice to how good it is, but I’ve loved this little gem of a book and the rest of Mitford’s book are definitely on my to-read list.

Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham

I was waiting for the release of this book and as you can judge from the ratings, it didn’t disappoint. I love Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, two of the biggest shows Lauren Graham starred in and she has such a funny and warm personality that, of course, I wanted to read her book.

I loved how witty and entertaining this was. Getting behind the scenes snippets from the Gilmore Girls set was also marvelous as it added information to a now complete TV show (or is it?).

One True Loves, Taylor Jenkins Reid

You guys must have noticed now that I’m a bit addicted to Taylor Jenkins Reid novels as it’s only the fourth I’m talking about here. They’re easy reads and sometimes you need that uplifting and light kind of stories. This one is about making a choice between a long lost husband that disappeared in tragic events but with all lost hope finally came back to his family and the fiancee thanks to whom you managed to move on from said tragedy.

If I had to choose between Maybe In Another Life and One True Loves I’d say the first one was better, mostly because I liked Hannah more than I liked Emma but also because I couldn’t put up with how Emma pitied her own situation of having two men in love with her, kinda wishing her husband was really dead when it’s really the impossible situation that makes it look like this.

I’ve rated both the same though because I found them really enjoyable and would absolutely recommend them for a light option.

Recently Read
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As always, tell me which books have been on your nightstand lately!

  • Added Maybe In Another Life to my list! It sounds like a great read and I can relate to being a very indecisive person struggling with the fear of not making the right decision. :) x

    • It’s so difficult sometimes! Hope you like it Joana :)

  • I’ve got the Lauren Graham book lined up and ready to go as soon as I’m done with my current read, but have just now added The Pursuit of Love to my list because just look at that cover!!

    Can’t wait to see what you read and enjoy for Spring!

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

    • It’s so pretty!! I want to own the whole collection!
      Hope you like Lauren Graham’s book Gemma :)

  • Sam Forsyth

    I’m adding Maybe In Another Life to the list! Thanks for all the recommendations!

    Sam

    http://www.thetinycactus.com

    • You’re very welcome, hope you enjoy it! :)

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