Ok y’all. It’s time for me to be honest with you for a second. I burnt myself out. I did not pick up a book until April 23. But, that does not mean I’ve given up on my goal of reading 52 books this year, it just means I went too hard right out of the gate and kind of stopped reading for fun, if that makes sense. But, I did wind up reading two and a half books this month, and they were just what I needed to get back on the horse.
The first book I read, I happened upon at a local book thrift store (aka my home away from home.) It was Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison. It was fun, light, easy to read, and best of all, suspenseful. This book focuses on the past and present of two friends, Allie and Olivia, through the book we discover why they grew apart and how an unlikely event leads them back together to help another lifelong friend. The book is full of hope, friendship, secrets and a sprinkle of drama of course. It’s a high school romcom for adults. I would highly recommend packing this book along for your next trip to the beach or save it for a cozy rainy day.
The next book I read was also a Beth Harbison book, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and yes, this was another thrift store find! This one was honestly not what I expected, it was fun, it was silly, and it was a little dirty. In this book, we follow the lives of three middle-aged mothers who all end up making big mistakes while they’re at their children’s band competition, in Vegas. Before they know it, they need $20,000 cash ASAP. So, what do a preacher’s wife, a single mom and a recently divorced mom do when they need cash fast? They become phone “actresses” of course! Again, this would be a great beach or rainy day read!
I’m sorry my post wasn’t as long this month, I just couldn’t get into books for a while. But I plan on making up for the lost time in May, so stay tuned! As always, I’d love to hear about what you guys are currently reading, or if you have any suggestions about getting out of a reading slump.