What I’m Reading: Rachel Goodman

There is nothing better than devouring a good book, preferably while lying on a beach and sipping a cold, fruity drink, or curled up on the couch with a hot cup of tea. My reading pile is an eclectic mix—I adore everything from funny, sexy contemporary romances to fast-paced thrillers to scare-the-pants-off-me ghost stories to high-concept, high-stakes young adult novels. Anything that keeps me up all night desperate to get to the last page.

So what am I currently reading?

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins – If you love light-hearted small town contemporary romances with laugh-out-loud humor, witty dialogue, zany characters, and a love story with depth, then this book is for you. Kristan Higgins takes the common “marriage of convenience” trope and puts her own funny, relatable, romantic spin on it. I read this book on an overnight flight to Paris and had to cover my mouth to stifle laughter on more than one occasion in order not to wake up those passengers asleep around me.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Scheming magicians who traverse through four parallel Londons? Sadist kings hungry for power? Dark magic ready to destroy everything it touches? Check, check, check. This book is fantasy at it’s best—rich world building, well-developed characters, and a plot that is fast-paced and ripe with adventure. I couldn’t put this book down, as is the case with all of V.E. Schwab’s novels.

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren – All of the books in Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series are as addicting as red hot cinnamon candy—they’re sweet, spicy, and sexy as all get out; you can’t eat (read) just one—but Beautiful Secret is my favorite book so far. The sizzling chemistry between straight-laced, cautious, vulnerable Niall Stella and driven, outgoing, striking Ruby Miller as they push the boundaries of their boss/intern relationship left me wanting more. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!

Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga – The final book in the Jasper Dent trilogy, which focuses around Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent. This series is the best I’ve read in YA, and I recommend the books to everyone I know. They’re deep, dark, twisted, action-packed, and disturbing.

I highly recommend all of these books. Now pick them up and get reading!

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From Scratch

From Scratch

Rachel Goodman

What do you get when you mix delectable peach cobbler, a piping-hot ex-boyfriend whom you never got over, and stubborn-yet-trying-to-do-what's-right father? Well, you get Lillie Turner back in her hometown of Dallas wondering if the life she left behind is what she really wants after all...

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The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match

Kristan Higgins

What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise?

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A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic

V.E. Schwab

From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons.

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Beautiful Secret

Beautiful Secret

Christina Lauren

Book 8 in the Beautiful Series: An uptight British executive. An Adventurous American newbie. A sexy international scandal in the making.

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Blood Of My Blood

Blood Of My Blood

Barry Lyga

The chase is on in this final installment in Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers series.

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  1. tammybean04

    I have been looking for something light and funny, I will definitely check out The Perfect Match. Thanks so much, Rachel for the suggestions!

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