what’s on my kindle, part 40

Attached by Amir Levine. This is all about the science/psychology of attachment, specifically in romantic relationships. It’s interesting but I personally prefer The 5 Love Languages if you want to do a deep dive into your relationship.


Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This is about a young female police officer in Philadelphia whose sister is a heroin addict/sex worker. She tries to keep an eye out for her sister while not revealing to the force that she has a relationship with her. Then women start getting strangled and she’s concerned that her sister, who seems to be missing, is going to show up dead. I could not put this down and can see it being turned into a series for Netflix. That I would probably end up being overly critical of. Must read!!

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. I feel like I waited a long time for this book which may have contributed to my disappointment. It’s about a plane crash where only a 12-year-old boy survives. It follows him after the crash, and the other chapters are stories about the other passengers leading up to the crash. It sounds good in theory but I felt like it was slow, and also couldn’t decide whether it was supposed to be YA or not. So when I got The Farm, I quit.

There’s a reason these ham & cheese Hawaiian rolls are everywhere.

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. This, I LOVED. On the surface it’s about a boutique surrogacy business for the uber-rich. But it’s also about race and class and feminism. Like an elevated beach read, if you will. I think it would be a great book club book and I couldn’t put it down.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. This is like the Pakistani version of Eligible aka one of my favorite books of all time. My mom recommended the audiobook and I liked it! Not as much as Eligible, of course, but it was still cute and a quick listen.

What happy hour looks like during quarantine.

Defending Jacob by William Landay. I read this book probably 5 years ago and loved it but when I saw they had turned it into a miniseries on Apple TV +, I decided I wanted to re-read it. It really delivered again (somehow I had forgotten completely how it ended) and we are also really enjoying the show so far!!

Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg. I picked this as my Kindle First book for April and I couldn’t get through it. I think I even quit before 40%. Sorry Sonja.

Naturally Alison Roman’s stock has plummeted for me after she bashed Chrissy Teigen, but her shallot pasta is undeniably delicious.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. This is absolutely wild. It’s told from 3 different perspectives and involves a creepy family cult and some other crazy stuff and was a very entertaining listen for a day trip to VA Beach.

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. This is a little beach-read-trashier than her usual vibe, but I liked it. It’s about an Instagram influencer who is asked to be the maid of honor in a “celebrity” wedding- the bride was her friend in high school but they haven’t spoken in years. Quick listen, not amazing but I enjoyed it.

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Tried to make golden beet chips and they were a flop. But look how pretty!

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. A woman in her late twenties who has it all in 2020 (amazing job, apartment, fiancee) has a very realistic dream/premonition about being in a different amazing apartment with a different guy in 2025. It’s… not as bad as it sounds. Despite the two main female characters being named Dannie and Bella. It was entertaining enough that I finished it (and I actually really liked the ending) but definitely borders on cheesy.

Expectation by Anna Hope. I was hoping this would be like Commencement which is one of my favorite books. Similar theme, flashing between female friends in their early 20s to their mid-30s and 40s. But it was just kind of boring and depressing. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Do they make this outfit for adults though

Tell me all your quarantine reads! I’m excited for Rodham, The Jetsetters, and Pretty Things!

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