I’m working on catching up since I have fallen behind. I have read 8 books so far, I’m 5 books behind schedule to read 52 books in 52 weeks. In February and March I didn’t read as much as I would have liked, life happened, I got busy and I wasn’t able to dedicate the time and focus to reading. Here are some short reviews of the books I did read.
- Kismetology by Jaimie Admans – Mackenzie has moved out of her mother’s house and in with her boyfriend, the problem is that her mother found them the house just down the street from hers. Mackenzie decides to look for a match for her mom so that she’ll stop showing up at her house. She tried online dating, placing personal ads, speed dating. An unexpected plot twist at the end. All this leads to Mackenzie and her friend making a business out of it.
- The Mother Load by Keeley Bates – From Goodreads: This momedy tells the story of three women at different stages of marriage and motherhood. Former lawyer Sophie is the mother of two young children and a workaholic husband. Much to her chagrin, her pastimes now include fantasizing about Disney princes and the destruction of an evil queen, her tongue-clucking mother-in-law. Sophie’s older sister Emma shares a home with their 70-year-old, pilates-loving father and is single mom to a 12-year-old boy with a deadbeat dad. Sophie’s sister-in-law Bridget is a happily married pediatrician trying to conceive a child of her own through fertility treatment while remaining committed to her patients. Each woman struggles in her own way to balance her role as wife, mother, sister and daughter with her desire for personal fulfillment. ‘The Mother Load’ is a comical tale about the complexities of modern motherhood.
It was a nice story that showed the different viewpoints of what trying to balance our different roles as women can be like. It was integral to the story to have the three women be a part of the same family and to be in different stages of career and motherhood.
- Cafenova by S. Jane Scheyder – Maddy moves to the coast of Maine to escape the heartbreak of a break up in Seattle. She intends to fulfill her dream of buying a house to turn into a Bed & Breakfast. There is great chemistry between Maddy and her contractor. While there were some religious overtones to the book it was tolerable for me.
- Baking Bree by Sarah West – Bree has a loser boyfriend and a dead end job. Her grandmother dies and leaves her a house and a good amount of money. Bree is looking for some direction in her life so she decided to try a cooking class so that she could get through the recipes she found in her grandmother’s journal. She had a hard time with self-confidence and standing up for herself, especially to her mother. A little predictable that she fell for the cooking teacher who kept trying to help her see herself as a confident, beautiful, wonderful person. Some interesting events lead to a wonderful ending.
- Mommy had a Little Flask by AK Turner – A collection of essays written from the mom’s perspective, mainly of her family’s three month stay in Mexico. There were some laugh out loud moments, it truly was an enjoyable book. I’m looking forward to reading more from AK Turner.
This brings the grand total to 8. I’m not counting the book that I read a couple of chapters of and then I deleted off my Kindle.
What are you reading right now? Please share in the comments, I’m always looking for book recommendations.