I plan on parking myself at the beach every day this weekend, and my weekend reads reflect my selfish, gluttonous plans! (Why yes, I am terrible at limiting myself and unseen is my e-reader, packed full of additional choices!) Lots of historical fiction with some thrillers, so I might need to round it all out with something fluffy and fun if I can settle on the right title.
Hoping to finish this New Adult romance, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. First Son Alex thinks he loathes British prince Henry but it turns out they maybe have the hots for each other. It's pretty cute and very escapist.
After something like 28 days of rain, we're finally promised a sunny weekend so I'll be doing yard work for infinity. (My front yard is such a jungle that a landscaper actually jackknifed in the road to give me their card so if that's not a sign from the universe, I don't know what is.)
What are you reading this weekend? Or, what else will you be doing?
I've had to increase my yearly reading goal three times already.
I'm just flabbergasted at that; pretty much since I was pregnant, so the last five years, trying to get in the reading I wanted has been a struggle.
Exhaustion when Unabridged Kid was a babe, and then the struggle to balance parenting and working. Slush-brain and mush-brain. Then, I don't know, disinterest. But unbelievably, this year, something switched.
Maybe it's just that the kid is a kid now, and I'm sleeping a little better; work is brisk and interesting and I've time to read and an interest in reading.
I've read 54 books so far, which I can't even believe.
I've done 16 of the 24 tasks for Read Harder 2019. (And, accidentally, accomplished 12 of the 26 Reading Women challenge).
I'm very, very behind on my historical fiction challenge, but I feel okay with that, because I feel like I can cram those reads in very easily. (I mean, along with romance, hist fic is my catnip.)
Love was for brave fools and Johan was entirely too clever and too cowardly to succumb to it.
Take one international playboy and one wallflower determined to change the story people tell of her and you get this wickedly charming romance.
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
Digital ARC provided by publisher
This was my second Cole book, but the first contemporary romance of hers I've read. As with the first book of hers I read, An Extraordinary Union, I was immediately smitten.
This is technically the third book in her Reluctant Royals series so I was a tiiiiiiny bit lost at the start when the characters from the earlier books were crowding for reader reunion time. But enough backstory is provided that I wasn't lost when it came to Nya and Johan, and their super cute, super sexy romance won me over immediately.
I loved this modern take on the romancing royalty trope -- I haven't read any modern royal romances, actually so I didn't know what to expect -- and now C…