Currently Reading (May ’21)

My reading list for the month of May.

1) The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner.

I have never read anything written by Jennifer Weiner before. When I came across The Next Best Thing, I was intrigued by the premise. Set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles television industry, this story follows a twenty-three old Ruth Saunders. An aspiring television writer, she finds success after four years when her show is picked up, and she becomes a showrunner. I am only a couple of chapters in, but it is keeping me hooked.

2) The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story. This story is narrated from the first-person point of view, in the form of a collection of journal entries. The narrator is taken away from her home for the summer by her husband John so that she can focus on her recovery. The story focuses on mental health issues and the sexist behavior of the time. This short story has been on my reading list for years. Now, I am finally getting to it.

3) Someone to Love by Jude Deveraux.

Someone to Love by Jude Deveraux is a romance novel with elements of the paranormal. I downloaded this book on kindle because I thought the blurb was interesting. I didn’t know it was a part of the series, but it is the 28th one of the Montgomery/Taggert series. I haven’t read any of the other books in this series. So far, it doesn’t seem like I am missing anything in the plot. I am reading this one as a standalone. I am a few chapters in, and I like the characters and the pace at which the story is moving forward.

4) You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning.

The story of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me focuses on Neve Slater. A bookish, good-natured, and sweet girl has an unrequited crush on William. She doesn’t have any experience with men, and before William comes back, she decides to experiment by meeting other guys. Max is her sister’s colleague who is shallow and sexy. When Neve and Max meet, they don’t seem to have anything in common, but things aren’t always how they seem to be. I haven’t started reading this book yet, but it sounds very interesting and something I am sure to like.

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Author: Aarti Athavle

Daydreamer - Writer - Bibliophile

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