Allie’s Reading List: Spring 2020

Hey readers! Today I’m sharing what I’ve read between March 1 and June 1, 2020. I have had lots of time to read, so I have a really great list to share with you today! I’d love to hear what you have been reading lately, so be sure to comment below or over on Instagram. Also be sure to follow along on Goodreads to stay up-to-date with what I’m currently reading. If you need even more book recommendations, check out my Safe At Home reading list as well as what I read last winter. Enjoy!

What I Read This Spring

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I loved the premise of this book, but I have to admit that it took me a while to get through. This book tells the story of Claude and his family. Claude is born as a boy but says that when he grows up, he wants to be a girl. It is a moving story and I definitely recommend this book. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Educated by Tara Westover

I listened to this as an audiobook, and definitely recommend it. The author bravely tells her story — she grew up in a family of survivalists and did not step foot in a classroom until she was 17. Listening to her story was shocking at times! I rated this book 5 stars.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This book discusses race and class through multiple points of view. This book wasn’t what I was expecting, but overall I did enjoy it. I rated it 4 stars.

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, & Karen White

I absolutely LOVED this book. Here is my review on Goodreads: “If I could give this book 10 stars, I would! ⭐️ I was pulled in by the first chapter, and I love that it switched between three people’s point of view and two time periods. At the end of each chapter, I felt like I had to keep reading to see what happened next. Highly recommend!” I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If I’m being honest, I liked the TV show on Hulu way better than the book. I rated this book 3 stars on Goodreads.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Another great book! I think I read this book at the perfect time for me. Here is my review on Goodreads: “I loved this book! It was fun to read a book about a book – and I was so attached to the characters. And the ending was perfect 🤩🥰🙌🏼” I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison

This was the first thriller I’ve ever read, and I liked it! It tells the story of an all girls school, The Goode School. There are lies, twists, and deaths… it was a great mystery. I rated it 4 stars.

Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

This was a powerful memoir telling Chanel Miller’s story. She discusses sexual assault, trauma, courage, and transformation. I listened to it as an audiobook and definitely recommend it. I rated it 4 stars.

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

I was excited to read this book because I loved the other Beatriz Williams books I have read. While this one wasn’t as good as some of her others (in my opinion), I definitely recommend checking it out. It was set in the 1900s in a beach town in Rhode Island and in Manhattan, NY. There are secrets, affairs, and lots of drama. I rated it 4 stars.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

This book wasn’t what I expected at first, but I ended up really enjoying it. With a wedding, a fake girlfriend, and long-distance romance, it was a fun read. I rated it 4 stars.

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

This is the second book in The Wedding Date series, and it follows different characters than the first book. A proposal gone wrong turns into a great escape and summer fling. I liked this book even better than the first! I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads.

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Wow. This book was fantastic. I read Still Alice a few months ago, and since then I have been wanting to read more books by Lisa Genova. This book tells the story of a concert pianist who finds out that he has ALS. Reading from the patient’s point of view as well as the caregiver’s point of view was powerful and moving. Highly recommend. I rated this 5 stars.

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

You all probably know that I LOVE Elin Hilderbrand by now, and I was dying to read another one of her books. This one was good, but not my favorite. I rated it 4 stars.

Currently Reading

Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin – I got this in my May Book of the Month box! Check out Book of the Month for a new book on your doorstep each month!

On My List

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand – Elin’s latest book, coming out in June!

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner – Also from my May Book of the Month box.

One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London – An early release from my June Book of the Month box!

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams – My friend said this is even better than The Glass Ocean… How is that possible?!

The Guest List by Lucy Foley – From my mom’s April Book of the Month box.

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