Sarah Hogle’s newest release, Twice Shy, is a sweet, earnest, slow-burn romance, with enough humor to keep it from feeling too saccharine.
I can think of very few things that feel as satisfying and wonderful as when you’ve been waiting patiently (or, in my case, impatiently) for a book and you finally read it and it’s everything you hoped it would be. With You Had Me at Hola, it was everything I hoped it would be and then some.
I haven’t actually gotten around to posting my wrap-ups for May and June but that’s mainly because I was in a pretty big reading slump for a couple of months. I barely read anything in both May and June (only 7 books total in 2 months). Thankfully, I was able to snap out of it in July and I ended up reading 21 books! And I found so many new favorites!
Jessica Goodman’s debut, They Wish They Were Us, is definitely one of the most interesting young adult thrillers I’ve read and tackles privilege and entitlement in a way I haven’t yet seen done before.
If you enjoy forced proximity and enemies-to-lovers, Romeantically Challenged, the first book in Marina Adair’s new When in Rome series, is a cute summer read.