What I Read This Week: June 27, 2021

I finished three books this week. Two of them got 2 1/2 stars so it hasn’t been a great reading week!

Blow Your House Down by Gina Frangello

Memoir

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At the core of this memoir is the extramarital affair the author had with a married man. To me, this book was about what it means to not only to “be a woman” but to live in a woman’s body. To have organs that are susceptible to very specific diseases. To be shamed for seeking pleasure from/in your body. To be a victim simply because you were born female. It’s about all the stages of life a woman lives through and how she’s viewed by men through each, how that changes the experiences she has and of course, why that is horrific and needs to change. The writing is strong and emotional, though a little dense at times. I highly recommend it for readers of memoir, particularly women. 

How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton

Contemporary romance

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Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross

Paranormal romance

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I didn’t like this one nearly as much as the previous two in the series. I almost quit around 30% but I trusted the author that it would get better, and it did. Her sex scenes are worth waiting for! What I liked about this book is the tattoo angle. It’s mostly set in Violet’s brand new tattoo shop and the plot centers around tattoos she gives that are enchanted with her magic. I also appreciate the dynamics between the Savoie sisters, how they rally around each other with love and support. With each new book in the series, that support system grows with each sister’s romantic partner and friends. It’s been fun to get to know them and their community. Overall, this one was worth reading and I’ll likely pick up the next in the series. I recommend this series for readers of paranormal romance, start with book one, Wolf Gone Wild.


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