It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly feature hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate, where we can share what you have been reading, what you are currently reading, and what you’ll be reading soon.

I’ll start with what I finished last week.

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May 2017 Wrap Up!

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I know I say this every month, but how is it possible that it’s already June?! This year is flying by! In May I read 20 books, and below I’ll share everything I read and let you know which ones were my favorites! All of the book titles link back to Goodreads so you can look them up if you’re interested!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Recommended to my Mom

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and the theme this week is an open freebie related to Mother’s Day! I decided to feature 10 of the books I’ve recommended to my own mom!

In general, my mom reads a few different genres, but likes books that are upbeat, positive, and don’t have a ton of sexual content. Below are 10 books I’ve suggested she read!

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The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

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After Lucy and her husband Owen get a little drunk at a dinner with friends, they learn that their friends have opened their marriage. They claim that opening their marriage reignited the passion they had for each other that had long been lost, and that they were happier than ever. Lucy balks at the idea, but after thinking on it for a while, decides to give it a try in hopes that she’ll stop feeling so invisible. She and Owen set ground rules, and add a end date to the experiment – 6 months, no questions asked, and no falling in love. When Lucy realizes she’s broken one of these rules, she has to decide if she wants to stay in her marriage or if this new romance is more intriguing.

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April 2017 Wrap Up!

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I seriously don’t understand how we are already in MAY. It doesn’t seem possible because I swear we just celebrated the new year like, 5 minutes ago. Despite my lack of ability to accept how quickly the year is passing, here we are, ready for my April Wrap Up! In April I read 19 books, and below I’ll share everything I read and let you know which ones were my favorites! All of the book titles link back to Goodreads so that you can look them up quickly!

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Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel

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After her boyfriend breaks up with her, Kate is a mess. She rarely leaves the couch and is doing nothing productive with her life. Her friends are frustrated with how much she’s let herself wallow in the breakup, and want her to get her life back on track. Kate eventually manages to get herself a job interview at a prestigious private school in Manhattan for elementary school aged children.

She ends up getting hired, and her new job is working in admissions. What Kate thinks will be an easy job ends up being much harder than she thought. Not only does she have to make decisions as to which children will be accepted into the school, she has to deal with the parents that will do anything to make sure their child is on the list of accepted students.

We follow Kate as she navigates her new job and her relationships with her friends and parents, and are able to see the ups and downs of her life as she recovers from her heartbreak.

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Book hoarding: what’s been on my backlist the longest?

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I know I’ve had this conversation with many of my fellow bloggers and book lovers before, but I am the WORST at buying books with grand intentions of reading them right away…and then letting them sit on my shelf for months years. So today, I decided to go through my Goodreads “to read” shelf and sort them by date. Below, I’ll show you the 10 books that have been on my list the longest, regardless of how embarrassing my choices were! This will also help me with my Beat the Backlist challenge, because if I can get through some of these this year, it will help me reach my BTB goal!

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