4 Books I’m Currently Reading (+ My Team’s Picks!)

I love spring break season – the reading feels fresh and fun and so many new books are getting released!

I’m headed down to Las Vegas with my girls for a few days of spring break to spend time with my parents (and taking advantage of their warmer weather and pool!) and you know I’ll be bringing a huge stack of books along with me.

Here’s what I’m reading right now!

Funny StoryFunny Story by Emily Henry
I got an advance copy of the audiobook for this one (massive score because it’s read by Julia Whelan) and I’ve been excited to dive into her newest release. I don’t consider myself a HUGE Emily Henry fangirl, but it’s fun to read such a buzzy release about a fake relationship (is it overdone? I don’t even care – I basically always love this trope) between Daphne and Miles who are both the jilted exes of a couple that had been childhood best friends and then realized they were in love with each other.



A Plot to Kill the QueenA Plot to Kill the Queen by Deborah Hopkinson 
I’m reading this one aloud to my girls right now and it’s been a fun, fast read. Despite the fact that she’s a prolific writer with a bazillion awards under her belt, I’ve never read a book by her. This one, about a plot by Mary Queen of Scots to kill her cousin and imprisoner, Queen Elizabeth, has been a delight so far.



Before the Ever AfterBefore the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson 
This is this month’s Everyday Reading Book Club book and I’m absolutely loving re-reading it. I listened to the audio when it came out about 4 years ago and this time I’m reading the novel in verse in a paper copy. It’s a short read but deeply moving about a boy growing up with a pro football dad who has been an absolute hero to both fans and family and friends, but now is suffering the lasting damage caused by years of concussions and other football injuries.



The Ruthless Elimination of HurryThe Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer 
I’ve been seeing this one pop up everywhere and since one of my big focuses right now is trying to slow down and not feel so time-starved all the time, this felt like the perfect book at the perfect time for me. It’s a small little book that’s a quick read but I’ve savoring it with just a few pages a day.



And here’s what the rest of the Everyday Reading team is reading right now!


first lie wins bookFirst Lie Wins by Ashley Elston
I picked this up on a whim at the library and I haven’t been able to put it down. Evie Porter appears to have the perfect life and her perfect boyfriend has just asked her to move in with him to his perfect house. The only catch is, Evie Porter doesn’t really exist. Working under the alias of Evie Porter, Lucca Marino knows that her ‘boyfriend’ Ryan is the mark, she’s just waiting on what the actual job is. While she is waiting to receive more instructions, she is introduced to Ryan’s close friend’s girlfriend, Lucca Marino. If it sounds trippy, it’s because it is. This book has lots of twists and turns and I cannot wait to see how it ends.



The WomenThe Women by Kristin Hannah
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately but Kristin Hannah’s new novel The Women was the perfect book to pull me out! I love Kristin Hannah’s writing and her new historical fiction novel about a combat nurse in the Vietnam War has been such an engaging read. Frankie McGrath grew up hearing about the members of her family who were heroes in World War II. She got her nursing degree, joined the army and was excited to join the ranks of heroes and make her father proud. Her experience in Vietnam was truly heroic, unfortunately upon coming home she was not met with the heroes welcome she was expecting. This book has everything that Kristin Hannah does so well- action, adventure, a love story and raw real emotions.



The Favor bAdele Griffin
This title popped up on my Everand recommended audiobooks, and I really ended up enjoying it! When Evelyn walks into the high-end vintage boutique where Nora works, the two become fast and unlikely friends. Evelyn is an outgoing socialite living the life of luxury, while Nora and her husband live in a tiny apartment in Manhattan and have been trying to start a family, but IVF bills have left them in mountains of credit card debt. When Evelyn offers to be a surrogate for Nora, will their friendship last through the pregnancy? 


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  1. Enjoyed seeing what others are reading. Read some of them. Finished “Becoming Madam Secretary”. Excellent historical fiction.

  2. I read First Lies and The Women. Despite being very different genres, they are my new favorite books. Both are very intense and engaging but in different ways. They are both must reads!

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