This was more of a regular reading month!
  1. Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I learned a lot from this book. Great tips on making conversation more effective and communicating better. Especially great to help you be less emotional during a hard convo. But it's going to take a lot of practice!
  2. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - latest in the Kate Daniels series. I was interested to see where they'd go with it, and was pleased with how it turned out.
  3. Pawn by Aimee Carter
    ⭐️⭐️ - Kitty Doe (yes really) is surgically transformed into the Prime Minister's niece! Dystopia! Annoying characters! It's all very ugh - I like this review which sums it up well:
  4. Over You by Amy Reed
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I like what they did there partway through. But it wasn't my favorite. In fact, pretty forgettable. It's about two friends who are really bad for each other and learning that that is the case.
  5. Kindred by Octavia Butler
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - a 70s era black woman accidentally time travels to the antebellum south to repeatedly save her white ancestor. Pretty well done. Also it takes place pretty close to where I grew up. Worth a read!
  6. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - It's like an episode of Buffy where it only focuses on the extras. It was quirky and cute. Liked it a lot!
  7. After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Great depiction of a relationship and someone trying to learn how to fix a broken relationship (or if it even should be fixed). Very realistic.
  8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - It was fine but not worth all the hype. At least it wasn't terrible like Gone Girl. Not as dark. But still, not the sort of characters I root for.
  9. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I can't believe I gave a Sanderson book 3 stars! 😵 But yeah, it was just okay. I haven't been into this era of the Mistborn series. Had trouble getting through the middle but it got better near the end.