Recent Reads

Mar 13 2018

My posts are about to be very heavy on the decor side as I’m decorating my new apartment, but I want to sneak in this one before I forget! I was in a really bad rut with books in the last year – I couldn’t find anything I liked, and I would be reading the same book literally for months, because I was so obsessed with finishing it, even if I didn’t enjoy it. (A Man Called Ove, anyone? Did anyone else have a hard time getting through it?!)

I then found two books, literally within a week of each other, and I finished both of them in under three days. Hope you scoop them up and enjoy them as much as I did!

1. What Remains by Carole Radziwill 
This book is about a girl from NY who grows up in a fairly normal, middle-class family and winds up falling into a life with the Kennedys. She is thrown into a world of fame and fortune, hiding from photographers as she and her husband (a Kennedy cousin) build a life together in NYC. The author shares her own real-life story in a really well-written book, which I was unable to put down. You’ll know half of the events to come, as the chapters unravel what happened around JFK Jr.’s plane crash, but the author also shares her own heartache, as this family was not only American royalty, but her in-laws and closest friends. One of the best books I’ve read in a while. You won’t be able to put it down!

2. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think this book was going to be as good as it was – but that’s just a testament to not judging anything by its cover (or even its synopsis)! This story is wrapped around how a young girl is involved in a bad fire, which scars her both physically and emotionally, and the boy that winds up coming into her life because of it. A really cute love story (with an insane twist)! Perfect if you’re looking for a quick book for a weekend trip or a train-ride to work. Very easy read.

Have you read anything good lately? I’m always looking for recommendations. Let me know!