Favorite Reads

Here is a list of books I love and consider among my favorite reads. I’ll be updating this list occasionally, adding and removing books as needed.

Happy Reading!


Favorite Series

Knitting in the City Series Penny Reid

Knitting in the City Series by Penny Reid
Each book focuses on a different knitting gal and her journey to find love. The first 5 have been released, with the 6th book Dating-ish releasing in May 2017. Each book is unique in it’s own right, but overall they are funny, smart, witty, fun, and just plain amazing.
My Reviews: Love Hacked (#3); Beauty and the Mustache (#4)
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Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid
This series is a spin-off of book number 4 in the Knitting in the City series (Beauty and the Mustache). The series focuses on the Winston Brothers, with each book being about a brother and his lady love. These Winston boys have my heart, and I love them all so much. The first three books in the series have been released, with the 4th book Beard in Mind releasing Summer 2017.
My Review: Beard Science #3
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Heather Wells series by Meg Cabot
Mystery with a dash of romance, these books are some of the funniest that I’ve read. Heather is a former teen pop star, who has traded in her microphone for a job as an assistant dorm director at a university in New York City. She turns into a sort of amateur detective when something goes awry at her new job. Each subsequent book in the series focuses on a new mystery for her to solve, and the supporting characters, especially her friend and neighbor Cooper, are wonderful. Definitely pick up if you want a mix of humor, mystery, and romance!
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Favorite Stand Alones

Close Enough to Touch Colleen Oakley
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

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My Review

“And then I keep reading, anyway—but not just because I like the story. I like knowing that I’m touching her with my words. That they’re crawling in her ears as she sleeps.”

 


The Young Wives Club Julie Pennell
The Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell

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My Review

“Things change. And you can’t regret anything that you’ve done. You make decisions based on what you can see in that moment. Sometimes the view shifts.”

 


Next To You Daisy Prescott

Next to You by Daisy Prescott

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My Review

“You’re hardly the boring type. Don’t settle for average when you’re extraordinary.”

 

 


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Making Faces by Amy Harmon

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My Review

“… you see beauty in me because you are beautiful, not because I am.”

 


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Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.”

 

 


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Before We Were Strangers by Renée Carlino

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“Poetry is just evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”

 

 

 


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Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

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“I wanted love, the big love, the kind people wrote songs and made movies about. I wanted to be the center of some guy’s universe, the only thing he could think about. I wanted to matter that way.”

 

 


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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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“The trick is to find that one person who can give it back as good as they can take it.”

 

 


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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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“I had predicated my life on the idea that I wanted to see everywhere extraordinary, but I’d come to realize that extraordinary is everywhere.”

 

 


Fangirl Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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“I choose you over everyone.”

 

 

 


The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

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“There are plenty of people who like you just as you are. You should remember that when you start feeling like you’re being erased.”

 

 

 


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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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“Dear God,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere – be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.”

 


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After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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“The sun will rise no matter what pain we encounter. No matter how much we believe the world to be over, the sun will rise.”

 

 

 


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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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“I love you more than I hate everything else.”

 

 

 


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Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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“Life is long and full of an infinite number of decisions. I have to think that the small ones don’t matter, that I’ll end up where I need to end up no matter what I do.”

 

 


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The First Husband by Laura Dave

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“Sometimes you don’t know it. What you have been waiting your whole life for. You don’t know it until it is happening.”