For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2023

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka | Kindle | I didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. The language is beautiful. These characters are meant to be together. They are made for each other. This title is definitely on my “Best Reads of the Year” list.

Some of what I highlighted:

“I think it’s possible for people we love to quietly, even unknowingly, snap some tether holding us together.”

“Some people wear relationships like cozy sweaters. Others wear them like chains, others like armour.”

Stay by Allie Larkin | paperback | I loved this and it is another contender for the “Best Reads of the Year” list. Our heroine drunkenly buys a puppy online after the man she thinks she loves marries her best friend. Add in a handsome vet and a puppy that turns out to be a hundred-pound German Shepherd who only responds to commands in Slovak, and you have the realisation that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.

Note | I heard this title being mentioned briefly on an episode of What Should I Read Next? and when I couldn’t find it in Kindle format, I resorted by buying a secondhand copy from AbeBooks.

The Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn | Kindle | Two Americans see an advert for a job running a coffee shop in Scotland, they get it, and as a result, they get a whole lot more (romance, family, a purpose in life…) I’m not gonna lie, this book is highly predictable. It’s funny-ish, but the female main character annoyed me with how self-centered she was.

I’d recommend this as an easy beach read. Also, slightly annoying to discover that Quinn has never actually set foot in Scotland … I think for British readers, that showed in the text.

9 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2023

      1. That’s true!!

        I have some of my textbooks on Kindle, and electronic versions from the online library, but it’s not the same…

        Good thing I could borrow from the hospital library. I also go there now and again to see if they’re selling previous editions (for £1 a piece!).

        I have recently discovered World of Books where I could get pre-loved books for a cheap price. My partner thinks I’m a nightmare… Or a hoarder looool

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  1. I’ve never heard of any of these, so interesting to read your recommendations. I ended up buying a second hand book recently when the kindle price was higher than I wanted to pay. It reminded me how nice it was to have an actual book to hold. Plus it was half the price of the kindle edition!

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  2. Thanks for the recommendations; I now have The Roughest Draft & Stay on request from the library, both in book format 🙂 I am definitely a book in the hand kind of reader but more & more titles at the library are coming in “Kindle” format only 😦

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  3. I always enjoy your recommendations and am off to check the library stock – by the time the Easter holidays are over (shaping up to be busy, busy, busy), I’ll be needing a good book and a rug :).

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