Guys seriously I cannot believe how behind I am with my reading! It doesn’t make any sense. Actually, if you’ve spoken with me in the past six weeks, it makes complete sense, but anyway. I’ve finally taken a second and blasted through not one, not two, but THREE BOOKS to recommend to you for this month. Honestly, this is probably my favorite monthly (oops!) post to write (shhh don’t tell the others). So without further ado, here’s my December reading recommendations.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
If you know anything about my sister Caroline and I, then you know about our obsession with mermaids. Yes, this probably started with ‘The Little Mermaid’, and we are proud that it hasn’t died out. So when I saw this book, I was immediately drawn to it. However, this mermaid is completely different from the redhead we all fell in love with in 1989. Merchant Jonah Hancock cannot believe it when his son’s ship returns and he finds that there is a mermaid on board. Don’t be fooled though, this book is filled with everything you’d want out of a novel set in 18th century London. I really don’t want to spoil it for you as it has really become one of my favorite reads of this year.
Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
Sunshine Mackenzie has it all; the perfect husband, career as a YouTube chef sensation, and she’s finally getting the Food Network show she’s always dreamed of. Too bad someone decides to hack her Twitter account and show the world who she really is. To get away from the scandal, Sunshine goes back to her roots to really reconnect with who she is. I can tell you I bought this book on a whim in the airport and I ended up finishing it the same day in my beach chair. It’s extremely understandable as to why it was voted one of the best Summer reads of 2017.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
If I could fall in love with a book, it would be The Kissing Quotient. Meet Stella, an extremely bright math whiz who is practically perfect in every way, except when it comes to love. She’s never had great experiences with dating and sex (mostly sex) so she decides that the best way to perfect it is by hiring an escort to teach her how to pleasure her future partner. This is how she meets Michael, who didn’t plan on being an escort, or seeing Stella again due to his ”no more than one time’ rule with clients. But neither of them can deny the sparks. Can they get past the secrets they’re hiding from each other? Could they actually take this from business to love? You really, really, REALLY need to read this one to find out!