Reading RoundUp #23

The past few weeks my reading life was filled with fairly light-hearted, easy books with quick plots. Due to all the moving and unpacking, I was not in the mood to sit and linger with any sort of long winded literary fiction or classic novel. So if you are in that state of mind too, I hope you find a new-to-you book on my list! Here’s my first Friday Reading RoundUp for March.  

My new local library!

This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – The prequel to this novel, the The Rosie Project is a delightful read about a quirky man searching for a wife. In this book, we dive back into their lives as they prepare for having a baby.   

Apartment Books:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Almost done with this one finally! Since I’m already familiar with the story, I’m reading it a bit slower this time around. It’s excellent, so I’m really hoping Rothfuss releases the third book in the series soon!! Although, fans have been begging for years and it still hasn’t happened…

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman – During my first trip to my new library, I decided to give this a try based on my love for the author’s more famous work, A Man Called Ove. It sounded fairly similar since the main character is a socially awkward, busy body type woman who finds relationships in unexpected places.

Kindle Books:

The Bookshop On the Corner by Jennie Colgan – I was hooked from the first pages when Colgan began with hilarious and absolutely true observations about the best places for reading. The story follows a woman who is obsessed with books (sounds like me…) and decides to move to Scotland and start selling books from a van. She deals with the usual cast of characters: hard to win over townspeople, old friendships, an unexpected love interest. Any fans of books in general and rom com movies will adore this one just as much as I did. 


From Around the Web:

AirBnBs for Book Lovers – New favorite Buzzfeed list! Is it too much to want to visit all of these??

Products To Try If You Eat Raw Cookie Dough – For those times when I don’t feel like making it myself.

Every Episode of Fixer Upper Ranked – For my fellow Chip and Joanna fans, here’s a list of all their episodes from worst to best. If nothing else, read this solely for “Chip’s Best Lines” from each one. 

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I’m linking up with Show Us Your Books this month!


    1. I’m about halfway through the Rosie Effect now and it’s definitely not as good as the first, but still like it. Hopefully it ends well…

    1. I was hesitant about trying others since I loved this one so much, but I definitely will now. Any recommendations?

    1. Agreed! That’s why I wanted to read it in the first place. It definitely lived up to the description.

    1. Not yet! A few of you have recommended it now so I will definitely add it to the list. Thanks for sharing your review.

  1. I loved The Rosie Project but The Rosie Effect was a big ol’ DNF for me. I read his new one this past month and it fell somewhere in between the two.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. I’m currently listening to the Bookshop on the Corner. It’s so much fun that I’ve been laughing out loud in the car! I too was hooked at that intro – I kept thinking, no way she’s going to list all the places I read! (Spoiler – she did!)

    Another Backman fan here – haven’t gotten to Britt-Marie yet, but I’ve read and loved both Ove and Grandmother. I’ve got Beartown preordered and am dying for it to get here next month!

    1. Glad to hear you liked Grandmother as well. I was honestly a bit hesitant since I keep thinking “surely they aren’t all this good.” I’ll have to give it a shot though.

    1. I’m back into more classic type literature and historical fiction now. Gotta match the book to the mood : )

  3. I loved Bookshop on the Corner too! I was debating the Rosie Effect but I think I will give it a try (I liked The Rosie Project). Pam 🙂

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