Hey friends! Here are three books that I enjoyed lately!
The science one took me a while to read because I took so many notes. I always take at least a few notes on the books I read so that I can remember them better, and I have a new journal for all the books I read in 2016.
Here’s what I read!
In this sweet and unique multicultural romance, Julie is a hard-working venture capitalist, and Freddie is the contractor she’s hired to remodel her home. I know I’ve said it before, but I am a sucker for heroines who take their work seriously, and Freddie is charming. I liked both of these characters, and I appreciated how this story explored class differences in a realistic way while still being a light-hearted love story. Julie’s warm, funny relationship with her dad was a bonus.
This book, from my 50 Books That Might Make Me Smarter list, is a fascinating exploration of some of what scientists learned from the Human Genome Project. Ridley has an energetic, casual, and frequently clever prose style. I was most interested in the studies that parse out nature versus nurture in human behavior and in Ridley’s discussions of the history of IQ testing and of eugenics. Ridley struck me as conservative in some of his asides and analogies, so I googled him: he is a British viscount and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
This is the kind of historical romance that first made me fall in love with the genre, with a strong period feel, witty dialogue, and deep feeling. Bradley has a lovely prose style that’s a pleasure to read. The romance is a slow burn, and it’s really hot when it catches fire. Even the descriptions of kisses were outstanding. I admired both Alec and Delia for the difficulties they had overcome in their past, and they had great chemistry. Alec’s strained relationship with his brother Robyn especially held my interest, and Robyn’s the hero of the next book!
Do you have any books you’d like to recommend? Let me know in the comments! Happy reading!