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The ADP Book Club: September

The ADP Book Club: September

I’ve decided to rename this little section of the blog where I talk about what I’m reading each month… so welcome to the ADP Book Club! ADP being short for A Detailed Palette. :)

I am getting closer to my reading resolution made at the beginning of 2015. Here’s what I’ve read recently and what I will be reading throughout September.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan 

The royal We - A Detailed Palette Book Club

I had heard so many good things about this novel (one reviewer even compared it to Pride and Prejudice)so I figured I’d give it a chance. While it isn’t on P&P’s level (I doubt anything ever will be for me), it was still incredibly adorable and a fast read overall. There was plenty of drama and it moved along quickly, but it was a light, summer read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I also really thought that it was cool that this book was co-written by two female authors/best friends. Pretty awesome to become a NYT Best Selling author right along with your best friend.

The Outlander Series Book 2 - A Detailed Palette

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

This is the second book in the Outlander Series, and I am SO excited. Apparently Claire does, in fact, have her child or at least a child – something I really didn’t think was going to happen when the first book ended due to all of the craziness and violence happening in their lives. I have to admit that I am relieved by that plot point being revealed on the back cover. I am really intrigued to see where this book and series as a whole goes since the second book seems like it will be wildly different from the first. Plus, I am really excited to read about Jamie again.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Because it’s been a while since I’ve read any Hemingway and I have yet to read this one. While his novels can be a bit bleak, I really like his straightforward writing style. This novel takes place in Paris, from what I understand, and is pretty much the epitome of a novel from The Lost Generation. I am especially looking forward to reading this novel now that I have been to Paris and will hopefully have some idea of the locations that Hemingway calls out and mentions.

Have you read any of these? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Any recommendations for what I should read next? 
-xo, Rachel


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