Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all had a fab week and are looking forward to celebrating St. Paddy’s Day over the weekend! I’m very excited because it’s the first time that it’s falling on a weekend since I’ve lived in New York AND one of my BFFs from home is visiting for a couple of days. I’m actually gobsmacked that the middle of March is already here, time is going way too quickly but at the same time, I’m ready for Spring to arrive and the crazy cold weather to be behind us. Speaking of March, I’m so excited to share this month’s reading list and book recommendations with you guys! Over the past few weeks, I’ve started posting my favorite books on Instagram using the hashtag #LadyBearReads and now I’m getting a bunch of DMs from you guys asking for more book recs and also sharing your recommendations with me, which is so incredibly nice! This months ones were really good!
Crazy Rich Asians: This was a super popular book a couple of years back, and one that I’ve been meaning to read for ages! Once I heard it was being made into a movie I finally picked it up and now my life has been Crazy Rich Asian obsessed for the passed two weeks. The story follows the life of Rachel Chu as she agrees to spend the Summer in Singapore visiting her boyfriend’s family. What she doesn’t know is that he comes from serious money and is basically one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors with a very picky family. Long story short, Rachel has a lot of obstacles to overcome during her time there, from disapproving in-laws to jealous girls and getting her head around the traditions of Asia’s elite that make for a hilarious and relaxing read. I’m nearly finished the second book in the series and I loved it even more! Rating: 9.5/10
The Girl Before: My sister Alanna gave me this book for Christmas and I was delighted she did because it was from a new author that I had never heard of before. It’s another psychological thriller about two women who live in the same house about 10 years apart from one another. The narrative focuses on Emma from the past, and Jane in the present. Both are troubled women with similar personalities and life stories. Once Jane figures out that Emma was murdered in the house, she obviously becomes concerned and starts to investigate what lead to the incident and soon becomes worried that she will end up with a similar fate! Loved this because it was really fast paced and kept my attention from start to finish! Rating: 8/10
Into the Water: This is the second book written by Paula Hawkins, the same woman who wrote Gone Girl. I will admit that I found it very hard to get into the swing of this book. There was a lot of characters and a lot of jumping between time frames which was hard to keep track of, but once I got through the first few chapters it was an enjoyable read. The plot follows the death of Nel Abbot who was found dead in the river, just a few short months after the death of her daughter’s best friend Katie in similar circumstances. Nel leaves behind a teenage daughter, Lena who has a lot of secrets of her own, just like everyone else in town! The story is told from a few different viewpoints and ends with a lot of unexpected twists! Rating: 6.5/10
Bachelor Nation: If you live in the States and you’re obsessed with The Bachelor like I am, then you need to read this book. It just came out last week and I scoured the floors at work to get a preview copy! It’s the first ever behind-the-scenes look at how the show is produced, sharing everything from how the contestants are picked to how the producers manipulate them to get plot lines and some juicy never before heard drama! I LOVED reading this, but only because I’m a fan of the show, if you’re not then you probably won’t find this too interesting!
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And there we have it, my picks for this month! I already have two whoppers for next month’s list so make sure to stay tuned, and if you happen to read anything from my list, be sure to let me know by tagging me on Instagram and using #LadyBearReads so I can see what you think! Here’s my last book roundup if you missed it!