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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Wishlist Wednesday: February releases I’m excited about!

There are so many books I’m excited for that are being released in 2017, so I’m going to take after Sam at Clues and Reviews and share them each month!

Here are my most anticipated February releases!

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My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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Katie Brenner always dreamed of living the city life in London. After finishing school, she moves to London from the countryside farm where she grew up. She changed her style, her hair, her makeup, her accent, and even her name to fit in. Katie, now known as “Cat” seems to have it all, which is reiterated by her perfect Instagram feed. Or does she? In order to afford her life in London, she lives in a rundown apartment, eats bad cheap food, and can’t afford to go out to lunch with her friends. She’s able to keep up her fake appearances until she’s let go from her job unexpectedly. She heads back to her hometown “temporarily” to help her dad and stepmom start their Glamping business while she tries to get back on her feet. Things start to come crashing down when her old boss Demeter shows up at the glamping site…partly because her dad and stepmom don’t know she’s been fired, and partly because her boss doesn’t recognize her, which gives her the perfect opportunity to exact some revenge. Will Katie’s plan for revenge work, or will she find out that Demeter isn’t as bad as she thought? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

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