For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2021

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I’ve read every book she’s written (this one is my favourite) so I’m not about to skip her newest title! Four famous siblings throw a huge party every summer in Malibu. But this year? The mansion burns to the ground during the party.

(I’ve also seen somewhere that it will be turned into a TV series.)

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (Kindle): Bridesmaid Olive steels herself to get through her twin sister’s wedding, which forces her to spend the day with best man Ethan, someone she’s none too fond of. But when the rest of the party falls prey to food poisoning, Olive and Ethan find themselves on an all-expenses-paid honeymoon trip to Hawaii, determined to leave each other alone. Until they wind up pretending to be newlyweds to save Olive’s job. Sometimes pretending can be a whole lot of fun.

(Lauren also wrote Love and Other Words.)

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan: Set in England during World War II, the BBC is looking for a new female host of its radio cooking program (a program meant to help women make decent meals using ingredients available on the ration). Four different women are determined to win, each for different reasons.

(Ryan also wrote The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.)

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: This was all over book blogs and Instagram throughout 2019 and I resisted it because it didn’t sound like my cup of tea. And then, just last week, The Best Friend raved about it and insisted I should read it.

So I read it …. and really enjoyed it. The writing is beautiful and I definitely think it will stay with me for awhile. Where the Crawdads Sing is due to be made into a film. 🙂


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