One of my favorite things about my reading challenge this year is the reminder of how quickly and thoroughly I can read when I get into the groove of it. I spent so much time reading during my formative years (for school and pleasure) that these past few years as I’ve started really committing to it again, it feels like falling into something super duper comfy and easy. I sped through several books on Sunday night and afternoon as I watched Star Wars: Rebels Season 4!
Another one of my favorite things is that because of the commitment to not rereading this year, I’m finding new things that relate to the things I used to read over and over again when I’m in that mood. If I were letting myself reread, when I was in the mood for something kind of silly and sexy and light, I wouldn’t have done some light googling and found The Wedding Date, I would have just reached for Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series or Queen of Babble and Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot.
Instead, I found The Wedding Date, a delightful little romance novel about Alexa Monroe and Drew Nichols, two strangers who get stuck in an elevator together a The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and have instant chemistry. In the wake of that Drew invites her to be his date to his ex girfriend’s wedding to his best friend. (oof) They have a great night, and better sex that night, and then start a long distance relationship. (He’s in LA and she’s in Berkley.)
There are some typical light romance pitfalls, he’s a commitment-phobe, she’s a workaholic. There are miscommunications and fights that almost derail them but then don’t, and so so so much sexy times.
I loved this book and have just put the rest of Jasmine Guillory’s books on my library request list, which again, I would not have done without my weird “no rereads this year” policy. (Granted, I have It and The Shining in my current TBR pile, so I might give The Dark Tower a dispensation…again…tis the season for me and that one, apparently. Those five books won’t count towards my goal of 60 though.) Because I never would have found this book.
Up next is Check Please: Book 1: Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu, I am way behind on this. It was a web comic everyone was going bonkers over, and then a GN everyone was going bonkers over for like the past five years, and I just never got around to it.
This is me.
Getting around to it. (Also GN’s are a quick easy way to pump up the numbers. Especially when there’s a 1000 page Stephen King doorstop staring me in the face.)