Friday, May 31, 2019

Three Recommended Romcoms

Comfort reading badly needed at this time, so I finished three books and here they are!

Playing with Matches (by Hannah Orenstein)

A book about a matchmaker written by a woman who used to be a matchmaker herself. Feels very millennial, very real, very charming, very original. Tore through this in a day. Like romcoms? Definite thumbs up on this one.

Save the Date (by Morgan Matson)

Such a charming young adult novel about the Grant family, stars of a nationally syndicated cartoon written by their mother, getting together for a sibling's wedding. The book focuses on Charlotte "Charlie" Grant, the youngest daughter, and the structure and plotting are perfection. It's also often laugh-out-loud funny.

The Bride Test (by Helen Hoang)

By the author of The Kiss Quotient, who is on the autism spectrum and has written a romcom featuring Khai, a Vietnamese-American man with autism. Her leading woman and main character is Esme, a Vietnamese woman his mother meets back home and brings to America so that Esme can potentially marry her son. Misunderstandings ensue, but it also has deep emotional truthfulness. Recommended.

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Blogger Maureen said...

I absolutely loved Save the Date!! I thought it was funny, heartfelt, and sweetly romantic.

7:45 PM  
Blogger mo pie said...

I liked all three of these but yes! Save the Date was so great!!

8:13 PM  

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