This was the first of three readathons that I am participating in this month and I did pretty good. I only managed to read 3 of the 4 books I had on my TBR but I loved everything I read so I feel like it was successful.
Read a book with a house on the cover + Read a book set somewhere you wish you could go.
*I had picked the Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren for the challenge of reading a book set somewhere I wish I could go but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to read it. In The Dream House has a variety of settings and a few of them are places I would love to visit. Not the Dream House though!
This is a fantastic memoir that mostly deals with domestic abuse in a queer relationship. It is told in a similar fashion to her first novel, Her Body and Other Parties (Goodreads link) which is a style that I really love. Her use of language and way of story telling are so brilliant that I find myself reading her books so slowly because I just want to savor both. This memoir also shared some historical stories about lesbian women in abusive relationships which I found myself horrifically fascinated by, mostly because I couldn’t believe that these stories were true. I highly recommend this book to everyone because not only is this a topic that should be more widely talked about but Machado is a brilliant author whose voice deserves to be celebrated.
Read a book in the same room the whole time
This is a YA Mystery that had an ending that I thought I knew but it still ended up shocking me. This book is told from the perspective of Cobain whose girlfriend Molly has gone missing and he is trying to figure out what happened and who could have been involved. What elevates this above a standard YA Mystery is that Cobain has a somewhat shady past and we aren’t sure if and how that has anything to do with Molly’s disappearance.
Read a book that will make you smile
Earlier this year I read Fix Her Up and I loved this one just as much as that one. These books are seriously some of my favorite romances and I’m so excited that more characters were introduced in this one because I’m really hoping they never end. (Yes, I know that probably isn’t feasible but a girl can still dream!) Dominic and Rosie were characters that were easy to root for and I loved seeing them figure out how to come back together. I also think it was brilliant of Bailey to write a book about the five love languages and how impactful they can be for a relationship because as someone who has been married for almost a decade I can attest to how powerful they are. Bethany is still my favorite character and I am thrilled that the next book is finally her romance. Especially since we got to meet her love interest, Wes, in this book and they are so spicy and fun together.