The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick
I bought this book for the cover! It features a bookcase full of books, and that’s what this story is about. A woman steps in to finish writing the last work of a famous author. She happens to be the author’s house cleaner, has no real writing experience and is barely scraping by with the money she makes. A bit of a Cinderella story with a surprising twist at the end.

The Wedding Gift by Bart Baker 
Donna is a successful wedding planner, in part because she has always known what her perfect wedding would look like. While planning her best friend’s wedding, she gets life altering news that upends everything. This book is not a romance novel but a story of true friendship and kindness. Yes, I shed a tear or two.

City of Likes by Jenny Mollen 
I read this book in one sitting because it was that entertaining and witty, but I can’t say
I identified with any of the characters. I was actually annoyed by most of them, but this story about influencers and the effect social media has on people was spot on. It may cause you to hit ‘unfollow’ on a few people in your life. A great Saturday read.

Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer by Rax King 
First, know there is a difference between tacky and trashy. The author and I are happy with being a little tacky, but we never want to be trashy! This collection of essays offers a very personal look into the author’s life. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing a Google search on the band Creed and Scott Stapp … you won’t be able to stop yourself!