April Reads

It’s May!!! And to me May always signals that Summer is right around the corner and seriously I can’t wait for Summer – after all it is my favorite season

I had a great reading month in April. I ended up reading 11 books. 5 of those books were re-reads, but I needed the comfort of a re-read and I’m so glad that I was able to enjoy these books just as much this time around.

Favorites included The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary (totally binging her backlist right now), Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare and The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (had to read it after watching Bridgerton season 2).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Favor for a Favor by Helena Hunting (re-read)

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

Dear Enemy by Kristen Callihan (re-read)

Make it Sweet by Kristen Callihan (re-read)

Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare (ARC)

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren (re-read)

Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen & Tania Eby (re-read)

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Starry Eyed Love by Helena Hunting (ARC)

Far Cry by Kate Canterbary

Rating: 3 out of 5.

An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn (audiobook)


January Reads

I’m a little late with my January reads – whoops! Only fitting, since I’ve been in a reading slump and haven’t really been reading much in February. BUT – I had a great reading month in January and read so many great books! Highlights included Under One Roof & Love on the Brain from Ali Hazelwood!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare (re-read)

Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood (ARC)

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood (ARC)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Barbarian Lover by Ruby Dixon

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon (ARC)

Barbarian Mine by Ruby Dixon

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly (ARC)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young

Love on the Lake by Helena Hunting

June Reads

I can’t believe it’s already July – the best month (okay maybe only because it’s my Birthday month 😂). How is half of the year already over?! I wrapped up my favorite books of the year so far and you can read my blog post here if you’d like. There have been some amazing books that have released this year and I am looking forward to what’s in store for the rest of the year. I ended up reading more than my usual in June. The Royals Next Door was easily my favorite book of the month!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting (re-read)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

Love Scenes by Bridget Morrissey

Rating: 3 out of 5.

To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

May Reads

I can’t believe that June is here! How did almost half of the year already fly by? May was a great month! A few of my favorite things from this month included baking these cinnamon rolls I baked for mother’s day that turned out amazing. I also got to have happy hour with my girlfriends who I hadn’t seen in 1+ year (all of us are vaccinated) which was so much fun and made my heart so happy. And I listened to more audiobooks on my runs (thank you Hoopla!). I had a pretty great reading month and even had a chance to read one of my most anticipated books of the summer/fall!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe

Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

April Reads

April flew by and I can already feel the beginnings of my favorite season – Summer! My reading lately has been hit and miss. Sometimes I can read a few books back to back and other times I just need a break or a re-read. I didn’t read very many books in April, but the books that I did read were mostly really stellar! Standouts included The Love Hypothesis and People We Meet on Vacation. Looking forward to reading some great summer romances in the next few months!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

Managed by Kristen Callihan

Must Love Cowboys by Carly Bloom

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

March Reads

March totally flew by! I ended up binge reading a few books including Neon Gods, Twice Shy and Dear Enemy. My reading really slowed down during the end of the month and now I’m in a weird funk, where even if the story is good I’m just reading it so slooooooowly 😭 I hope to bounce back and read more in April!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

Dear Enemy by Kristen Callihan

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Neon Gods by Katee Robert

The Devil in Her Bed by Kerrigan Byrne

Forever Never by Lucy Score

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sandcastle Beach by Jenny Holiday

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

February Reads

February flew by and I definitely felt like I didn’t have a lot of reading time this month. Figures, since I started my new job and computer training/training took up a good part of the month. Although I didn’t read a lot of books this month, the ones I did read were mainly 4 and 5 star reads!

I haven’t made my TBR list for March, but there sure are a lot of good books releasing in the next few months!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Lady’s Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett

Love at First by Kate Clayborn

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Make it Sweet by Kristen Callihan

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

The Frind Zone by Kristen Callihan

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Wicked Sexy by J.T. Geissinger

January Reads

I feel like January just stretched on and never ended. But I think I say the same thing every year 😅 This month started off slowly, but I picked up some speed towards the end.

I didn’t have as many stand out reads, but did read quite a bit of 4⭐️ reads. Once again, audiobooks have really been a way for me to get reading in.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Float Plan by Trish Doller

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

Flirting with Forever by Cara Bastone

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman

Roommate by Sarina Bowen

Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay

The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George

Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Rating: 3 out of 5.

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli

December Reads

December is always a busy month and reading usually takes a back seat. I didn’t read as much as I did in November, but still managed to read quite a few books! I also re-read a favorite of 2020 You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle.

For 2021 I set my reading goal a little higher than last year at 100, but lower than what I actually read in 2020 which was 120 books. I hope that 2021 will be kinder to all of us and that we get to read some wonderful books!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle (re-read)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

Forever Wild by KA Tucker

Ten Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase

A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday

Return Billionaire to Sender by Annika Martin

Rating: 3 out of 5.

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

November Reads

November was a good reading month! It helps that I discovered Hoopla recently and listened to a lot of audiobooks on my daily walks. After the last few reading slumps, I’m glad that I was able to get lost in books (not counting election week – because that was an anxiety induced week where I feel like I was a zombie). Here’s to hoping that December will be another great reading month and that 2021 will be better than 2020!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan