For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2021

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (Kindle): A multi-layered story about a quirky librarian struggling with social functioning, in the vein of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Fern and Rose are twins, but they couldn’t be more different. Fern has sensory processing disorder, but she thrives at the library where order reigns supreme. Ever the sensible one, Rose assumes a caretaker role with her sister. Feeling indebted to her sister, Fern makes a grand gesture to repay Rose—and it changes the relationship between the sisters forever. When this complicated family story takes a turn into psychological drama you’ll be left wondering, who is the good sister?

This was recommended to by the lovely Deb. I thoroughly enjoyed it and devoured it pretty much over the course of an afternoon and evening. 🙂

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez: The story deals with real life problems and difficulties, particularly surrounding disability. There are so many parts of the book that make you pause and think about how you’re living your own life.

The connection between Adrian and Vanessa is so well written and there are frequent laugh out loud moments … and some tears too. I also enjoyed Kristen and Josh, and Sloan and Jason making a cameo appearance.

I’ve also seen that The Happy Ever After Playlist is going to made into a film and I can’t wait to see who’ll be cast as Jason!

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry (Kindle): This story is told in the present day, with flashbacks to different times over a span of twelve years. Poppy and Alex are likeable characters and I was invested in their story – I really enjoyed reading this. You could say that this is a perfect vacation read. 🙂

Love at First by Kate Clayborn: With winning characters, a multigenerational family-of-her-choosing, and a fun Chicago setting, this romance is going to make readers happy. Will and Nora live two floors apart from each other, where late night balcony chats bring them closer together—and their clashing plans for the building spark a surprising rivalry. I expected an absorbing plot and engaging characters; I did not expect it to get me right in the feels. Heads up for a steamy scene.

As Monday, 31 May is a UK Bank Holiday, the next scheduled post will appear on Tuesday, 1June. I do, however, have a guest post appearing on Melissa’s blog, Daily Life – Bits and Pieces, on Monday. 🙂

17 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2021

  1. Thanks for the book recommendations – my list has been rather empty of late. I’ll see you over at Melissa’s on Monday. Happy long weekend.

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  2. I do like your recommendations and will be checking these out as I’ve run out of things to read until June’s book club choice is decided. I’m so pleased you enjoyed The Good Sister, it’s a good read isn’t it?
    Looking forward to seeing you at Melissa’s on Monday!

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  3. Funny, Deb’s and my book club chose the Emily Henry book for our June read but the title is different. At least here in the U.S. it is called People You Meet On Vacation. I am enjoying it very much. I tend to like historical fiction but this is a welcome change. Our book club really like The Good Sister, too.

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    1. I’d noticed that it had a different title in the US. I don’t know why the UK version has vacation in the title, we say holiday. 🙂


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