Wishing you all the best in the new year (and the best of luck with your TBRs)! Happy 2021!
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
I read quite a few good books this month, ranging from The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab to Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, but I’m going to talk about a book I literally just finished binging a hot second ago. Beach Read by Emily Henry was such a fun read with semi-serious undertones. The story follows two writing-blocked authors, who make a bet to try writing each other’s genres, all set against the backdrop of an adorable lakeside, mountain town. I quite enjoyed January and Gus’ easy rapport; so casually slinging trash talk back and forth. Also, all the pop culture references were great, especially the Taylor Swift and Veronica Mars ones. I do wish we had seen more of their “educational” outings, but purely for my own delight of seeing Gus attempt weird romance novel-esque feats. You can check out Tree’s full review of Beach Read here.
So I’ve been reading so much fan fiction that reading actual books has taken a bit of a backseat (lol). Also, I’m pretty happy with all the books I’ve read this year that I did not put any pressure on myself to read a lot in December. However, I did manage to read an eARC of Ever After Always by Chloe Liese and I adored it. I laughed and I cried. It is a marriage in crisis story (which are not typically my favorite), but I adored seeing Freya and Aiden find their way back to each other. Plus there is a family vacation to Hawaii and plenty of Bergman shenanigans. I adore this series and cannot wait for the next books. This novel discusses anxiety and childhood poverty in depth, so proceed with caution if those are major triggers for you.
xoxo, Bree & Tree