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The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag

Happy New Year’s Eve!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. was sort of like a little quarantine project for me. I began watching this show at the beginning of March, just a couple of weeks before quarantine started. And I just finished it this October. Initially, I really did not like to show. However, by the third season I began to really warm up to it, and at that point, I quickly fell in love with it. I am actually so disappointed that I’m done – it’s like the end of an era for me.
I mean, I spent about 85 hours of this quarantine watching this show!

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As a little celebration of having watched this show over the course of 2020, I decided to do the Friends Book Tag (created by Roxanne @ An Average Life) but as a fun little twist, I will only be using books that I read in 2020 to answer the questions!
This book tag also includes a series of questions about you book buying/reading habits and things like that, but I decided to omit those questions.

Happy reading!!


Monica:

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A book based on a game or competition:

One to Watch is a fun adult book based around a reality show called Main Squeeze, which is essentially the Bachelorette.
See my review of One to Watch here.

Rachel:

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A book you read for the hype:

Daisy Jones & The Six is definitely a book that I picked up to see what all of the hype was about, and gosh am I ever glad that I did?! I was stunned by this masterpiece of a book and I can’t wait to pick up more of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books in the future!
See my review of Daisy Jones and the Six here.

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Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend and staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m sharing my review of an adult contemporary romance that is pure fluff and fun, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. I picked this book up on a whim earlier this week and I read it in two days. I’m so excited to read more Christina Lauren books in the future!!
I hope you enjoy!


Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Humour
Pages: 309
Publication Date: September 2018
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.
Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.
Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read this book?
Have you read any of Christin Lauren’s other books? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!! 

As always, thank you so much for hanging with me today! Hope you have a lovely evening.
See you again next time! 🙂

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Review: One to Watch

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far!
This morning I’m here with a review of a book that I actually read a couple of months ago, One to Watch. This is an adult rom-com release from earlier this year based around a show called Main Squeeze (basically The Bachlorette) and it was a lot of fun!
Happy reading! 😉


One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London 
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 432
Publication Date: July 2020
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read September 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Real love… as seen on TV.
Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?
Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful anti-fat beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.
But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read One to Watch? What did you think of it? Which of the men on Main Squeeze were you rooting for?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!!

Thank you for joining me this morning! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!! 🙂

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Review: Dreamland

Good morning and happy Saturday! Long time, no see, but I couldn’t be happier to be back. 🙂
Today I’m here with  a review of Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. This was the second time that I read this book (the first being about five and half years ago which is so insane to think about because it feels like just yesterday) and it was interesting how my perspective of certain elements of the story have shifted with time. 
Hope you enjoy!!


Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 250
Publication Date: May 2004
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2015 & December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Wake up, Caitlin.
Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else–her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Dreamland? What were your thoughts on it? 
Have you read any of Sarah Dessen’s other books? Which one is your favourite? 
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope to see you again soon!! 🙂

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my Bookstagram here.

See my reviews of Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
That Summer – Sarah Dessen
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen