2020 Quarterly Bookshelf (Jan. – Mar.)

Welcome to the first “Quarterly Bookshelf” where I am going to be talking about the books that I finished within a three month time period!

I have always loved reading since I was little. Within the last few years, I feel like I am finally figuring out what I like to read versus what I do not like to read. And with that, I wanted to share the books that I have been reading and give a little review on each one!

For 2020, my reading goal is 15 books. I personally like to use Goodreads to keep track of the books I read, so follow me there if you are interested in what I am reading currently or have read in the past.

With each little review, I have included a small bit of the summary with a link to the full summary if one is interested. Please let me know if you have read any of the books that I have read or suggest any that I might be interested in. Happy reading!

*Beware! There might be some spoilers in my reviews!*

To Scotland with Love (Kilts and Quilts, #1) by Patience Griffin

“Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing…” (Full Summary)

Who knew a romance book can make you cry your eyes out? While I am not a person who likes reading contemporary with no fantasy elements, I can make the expectation for romance novels, from the romance section of the bookstore, that I know will end with a happily ever after! Which of course, Cait and Graham had no problems with that! At the end, I really enjoyed this book and it was a prefect way to start a new year and a new reading goal. Even better was that it was set in Scotland, a place I cannot wait to visit in the future.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

“The undead can really screw up your senior year…” (Full Summary)

First of all, I have read this book before during my big Twilight Saga phase (to be honest, I still love Twilight) and have no plans of giving this book away to someone else. However, during this reread, I felt like I was reading it for the first time again. I was picking up details that I missed the first few times I read it and was actually understanding some of the phases and words that I did not understand or pick up when I was back in middle school. I still love this book and cannot wait to reread it in the future.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

“It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. It’s a whole other thing to actually rule…” (Full Summary)

This is one of the books that have been sitting on my shelves for years and I never got around to reading it until now. This is a sequel to the Jessica’s Guide and I really enjoyed it. I liked seeing a more established relationship play out and it was nice to Jessica grow into a role that she was meant for. While I wish there was more to the story after this book, I am happy with what I got.

Murder on Millionaires’ Row by Erin Lindsey

“Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she’s content enough with her life as a housemaid…” (Full Summary)

This was the second time I have read this book and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. I do love a good murder mystery novel that is set in the past, even better when there is an element of the supernatural. I like how courageous Rose is and that she wants to have her own adventure, even if it was not what she expected! I cannot wait to see what else she gets up to in the second book when I get around to reading it.

While I know times are a bit uncertain right now, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! And without a doubt, find your happy place either that be by reading, sleeping, or enjoying a new activity!

Lots of Love,
Shannon

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