Spring 2022 Book Reviews

Title: An Anonymous Girl
Author: Greer Hendricks
Rating: 3.7/5
Comments: It’s sort of predictable. It’s also sort of like “What’s the point?” It’s well written but the main character is just not that likeable. It’s pretty twisted yet a little far-fetched. The ending is satisfying but I felt it difficult to finish. The Wife Between Us is absolutely superior so don’t waste your time on this one.

Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Rating: 4.6/5
Comments: The hype is real on this one. For a non-thriller to be so interesting and still so captivating, so impressive, and very Taylor Jenkins Reid-esque. You are cheering for the main character, Lily Bloom, the entire time. I also love that it is chronological minus a few journal entries that are super necessary to understand the story. I appreciate the journaling style and how there were only a few – it isn’t overwhelming or confusing. Hoover’s writing style is right up my alley: fluff-free! I highly recommend this and I cannot wait to read Verity.

Title: Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It
Author: Dave Quinn
Rating: 4/5
Comments: So fun, so easy to read, so interesting to learn some behind-the-scenes of my favorite guilty pleasure. Nothing really was insanely jaw-dropping that I felt like I didn’t already know a little bit about. But still super fun to hear from the Housewives themselves. Honestly, I think the most interesting part of the whole book was hearing the list of Housewives who didn’t want to participate- I think that says a lot.

Title: Sometimes I Lie
Author: Alice Feeney
Rating: 4.4/5
Comments: At first, I was not into it at all. But damn, it’s good! There are so many twists which makes me wish I read it and didn’t listen to it. It’s about a woman in a coma and you’re trying to figure out how she ended up there and who in her life is trustworthy. At the same time, we are getting diary entries that you think are from one point of view but then BAM they’re not. It’s really good and I’m looking forward to reading more by Feeney.

Title: Verity *RRN!
Author: Colleen Hoover
Rating: 4.8/5
Comments: I don’t think I’ve read anything that f*cked up. Ever. Wow. My mind is blown. Everyone has been telling me it’s wild and they are right. WOW. Hoover is… messed up. But like in the best way. Wow. I don’t even have words. I don’t even know what to think. It’s so good and so twisted and I love when a book that isn’t even a thriller can make me feel like this. Books like this are why I read. This is a MUST READ.

Title: ADKAR: A model for change in business, government and our community
Author: Jeff Hiatt
Rating: 4/5
Comments: My rating is based solely on how informative the book is. We read this as a group at my job for Book Club and I really love how my team focuses on professional development. This book is a great guideline on how to implement a change within an organization. ADKAR stands for “Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement” and the theory is, without these building blocks, change is not possible. If you work for a company that is often changing, this book is a great read on how to navigate resistance and roadblocks.

Title: Off With My Head
Author: Stassi Schroeder
Rating: 4/5
Comments: I have always been a Stassi stan and I read her first book, Next Level Basic, in one day back in the summer of 2020. I miss having her on my TV so listening to this audiobook was as close as I could get. This book is great insight into the downfall of her career and how having Hartford saved her. My biggest takeaway is understanding that people can truly change. Stassi is fully aware of how ignorant, insensitive, and unnecessarily awful she has been throughout the years. But everyone is capable of changing. Everyone is capable of looking in the mirror one day and realizing they don’t like who is looking back at them. I loved Stassi even in the early years of Vanderpump Rules where she was pretty intolerable but now I love her even more after seeing her personal growth and how she got up from rock bottom.

Title: Confessions on the 7:45
Author: Lisa Unger
Rating: 3.8/5
Comments: I’m confused. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I am confused about what happened to one of the main women. Did she die? Did she runaway? There were definitely a few moments that made me go “No way!” but I don’t know if this book is worth reading. It did take me forever to finish which is never a good sign. I honestly think if I read it and didn’t listen to it, I would have enjoyed it more.

Title: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo *RRN!
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rating: 5/5
Comments: I read this years ago when it was first published (pre-Sarcasticallie!). And since I read it, it has been my #1 recommendation to anyone who asks. I love that the rest of the world is finally catching on to how incredible this book is. This is only the second book in my life that I have read twice (To Kill a Mockingbird being the first) and reading it the second time was even better than the first. Read this book. Tell your friends and family to read this book. Not only did I reread it because I absolutely love it, I also reread it because it’s coming to the big screen. As excited as I am, I am very worried it will disappoint. I can confidently say that Hoover and Reid are my favorite authors at the moment.

*RRN: Read Right Now!

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