My Facebook newsfeed has been filled with “Must-Haves for Fall” and “Best Fall Recipes”, and Pinterest is slowly being taken over by pumpkins and falling leaves, so I thought I better wrap up my Summer Reading Report before a new season is officially upon us! I’m back into the routine and the daily grind, and my reading has ground to a halt. I’m currently reading the first Outlander book, and I’ve gotten through about 20 pages in the last week. But, like I said in Part One of my Reading Report, I read A LOT this summer. I guess that makes up for the other 9 months of the year, when the majority of my reading material comes from BuzzFeed. Oh well…Here’s my final list along with a short review for each book.
Tempting Fate by Jane Green
For all of you married ladies that love go to bars with your girlfriends and flirt with handsome, young millionaires, have secret affairs with the object of your flirtation, give birth to a love child, confess to your husband, and then have him forgive you and raise the child as his own, oh, and also be on great terms with your millionaire baby daddy…This book is for you. Wait, I just gave away the whole plot. Sorry. Not sorry. This book was totally not believable, and ridiculous. But embarrassingly enough, I liked it.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
This one was fun! Big Little Lies was probably my favorite of the summer. I love books written from alternating viewpoints, and this one alternated between about 8 of the characters. The story centered on a group of Kindergarten parents in a suburban Australian town, their various relationships, background stories, and secrets. It was one part mystery novel and one part guilty pleasure read. Perfect!
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
I’ve read all of Jennifer Weiner’s books, and I enjoy them all. This one was a little bit darker than most, as it deals with addiction and the main character’s downward spiral. However, it’s not too dark as everything neatly gets resolved and everyone is happy by the end of the book. Realistic, no. But did I enjoy it? Yes.
The One & Only by Emily Griffin
At times during this book, I was shaking my head at the cliches in the storyline. The main character struggles to find her way through her budding career, a relationship that isn’t as perfect as it seems, and a weird attraction to her best friend’s father. At times I chuckled to myself at some of the cheesiness and predictable plot lines. But it was still a fun, fast read.