How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Adult Contemporary
Published: 16 June 2020 by Berkley (U.S.)  
Page count: 368 (paperback)
My Format: eBook via Overdrive
Cover: Cute
Pacing: Good  
Ending: Satisfying
Do I Recommend: Yes!
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy How the Penguins Saved Veronica

My rating: ★★★★★

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The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #BlogTour

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Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Published: 28 April 2020 by Park Row Books
Page count: 336
My Format: eARC via NetGalley
Cover: Pretty
Pacing: Good
Ending: Satisfying
Would I recommend it: Yes
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Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #Sourdough

41YhhUr7iXL__SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
First Published: 5 Sep 2017 by MCD Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page count: 259
My Format: Audiobook
Cover: Simple, but glows in the dark
Pacing: Good
Ending: Okay, but slightly rushed
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2Hux3cu

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ★★★★☆ #BookReview

hazelSynopsis from Goodreads
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?

My Thoughts
This book is categorized as contemporary romance on Goodreads. I don’t tend to read much romance, contemporary or otherwise, and based on the description provided I was a little afraid this was going to be like Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan) which I absolutely did not like at all (one my few one star reviews on Goodreads). However, this one made its way on to my TBR list anyway, partly because the reviews were consistently phenomenal. I thought I’d work my way around to it eventually and give it a shot… and I did. Here are my Pros and Cons, with a new category of Neutrals: Continue reading “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ★★★★☆ #BookReview”