• Aryn Forman

When It's Cold, I Read

It's been in the single digits outside of Boston and there is nothing I like more than to wake up, turn on the pellet stove (our version of a fireplace), make coffee and read!

I have a goal to read 50 books in 2018 and I'll start with a review of the first 4 I've gotten through!

1. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

This is the very first book I've read this year and so far, it's my favorite. I couldn't put this book down. After I finished reading it, I had that sense of purpose that only comes after you read an incredible book or hear a really special song. This book is about a woman who is trying to make it on her own and not follow in the footsteps of her mother, who was in an abusive relationship. Lily meets Ryle and falls in love, but he has pain in his past which shows up in some heartbreaking ways. This book does delve into physical and sexual abuse, so please keep that in mind if it's a trigger for you. I loved this book and I hope you read it and let me know what you think!

2. I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

I wasn't a huge fan of this book. It was an easy read but it didn't really do much for me. It's about a high-schooler named Jordyn, who keeps everyone at a distance so she can ensure they never meet her autistic brother, since she was bullied in her old school. Her love interest, Alex, tries to break down her walls. I say skip this one.

3. Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker

I love these kind of books, even though it's the most ridiculous type of story. Poor, single mom Catherine meets successful, handsome and wealthy hockey player in an unexpected way and they fall for each other. It was the perfect weekend read.

4. Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howard

This book grew on me. I loved the friendship that the main character has with one of the first people she meets when she moves to LA to pursue acting. It's a good story and I found myself rooting for her to succeed.

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