Can you believe it’s February already?
I took a little reading hiatus there for a bit but finally feeling it again. I go in and out of reading phases. Sometimes, I spend more time cooking, watching movies, and other times I wake up, and all I want to do is read. Lately, I’ve been reading in the morning and right before bed. It really does help me sleep better at night!
When I was at the airport last week, I picked up This Time Next Year to have something to read on the plane since I forgot my book in the car. Sometimes, it takes me a few chapters before I’m hooked, but this book sucked me in. I was surprised since it was not my typical go-to genre, but it was so cute! I ended up reading almost half of the book on the flight up there, which is rare for me since I’m easily distracted on planes. I found myself relating in many ways to the main character. It’s funny how a scenario so different from your own can somehow match up to similar emotions that you’ve been feeling.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990—and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it’s no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before.
When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all—while Minnie’s on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more?
A moving, joyful love story, This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect—no matter what the odds.
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A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.
That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.
Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…
A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.
I wasn’t going to add another book, but since I’m only a few chapters away from finishing the first pick, I wanted to add The One by John Marrs. Kyle finished reading it a few months ago and said it was really good. I will be starting it tonight!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these books! 😊
- What was the last book you read?
- What book should I pick for March?
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Ahh, this book sounds so good! Need to get my hands on a copy! ❤️✨
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Chasidy Self says
I would like to read “This Time Next Year” 😌
It’s so good
The last book I read was Into The Wild by John Krakauer and I loved it. It stuck with me for days after reading it. It’s a true story and I highly recommend it. Currently reading Outlawed by Anna North and it’s good so far. I read This Time Next Year in November for my Book of the Month pick and loved it! I don’t (didn’t) typically read love stories but I loved it!
Emily C says
I’m currently reading Circe and I’m not loving it as much as I thought I would. I’m excited to read one of these! My last book that I read and LOVED was Outlander. If you’ve watched and liked the series, I recommend the book!
Oooo so hard to choose… I think I’ll add This Time Next Year to my list!
Currently reading Eliza Starts a Rumor from one of your last book clubs!
I vote for The Silent Patient or The Great Alone.. Kristin Hannah also has a book called The Four Winds that I want to read too!
Both books sound amazing!! I think I will be starting The One as my February read. Thanks for sharing your picks!! 📚💕
This time next year sounds so good. I’m going to have to add it to my library hold list!
I just started Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. But these look like they’ll be on my list too!
I just picked up a copy of This Time Next Year! Looks amazing, popular book!
This Time Next Year sounds super cute!
1. The last book I read was “The Dark Corners of the Night” which is the third in the UNSUB series – these books are great if you like shows like Criminal Minds!
2. A good March pick would be “Before She Disappeared” by Lisa Gardner!
The last book I read was An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and the next book I’m reading this month is You are not alone by Greer Hendricks because I got both of them!
For your March book reads I just read the Lies that bind by Emily Giffin and it was quite good so I’d recommend considering that but I always enjoy your suggestions so I’ll look forward to seeing whatever you pick up! Did you see theres a new Ba PARIS coming out this summer!?
Madison Minadeo says
I want to read This Time Next Year! It seems so cute! Right now I am reading the Book Thief and it’s so good! I have been on a historical fiction kick lately! I really want to read Daisy Jones and the Six next!
the baby hand on the book is just too cute – future book club member! I’m gonna pick up a copy of
“The One” It sounds like a thriller with some suspense.
Looking forward to reading “This Time Next year”… sounds like something I would love. Trying to keep my mind occupied post endometriosis surgery… gimme all the books and cozy blankets.
Love love love your blog, Taralynn! It always makes me happy when you have a new post up. I’ve been having a challenging pregnancy and learned some sad health news, but it always is a happy escape to read your blog. It helps keep me positive! 🙂
I plan on reading both “The One” and “This Time Next Year” – I love a good romance book! 🙂 Some of the last books I’ve read were “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng and “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Both are excellent and real page-turners if you haven’t read them!
I am starting to read The Farm by Joanne Ramos. It’s about this lucrative business of producing perfect babies for wealthy families, similar to the TV series, A Handmaids Tale. I am really enjoying it.
Currently reading Educated, so good!
Brittany M. says
I am currently reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab and Forgiving What you Can’t Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. I also got The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. I definitely recommend The Invisible Life of Addie Larue! The One sounds very interesting and I am adding that to my list!
One by one, by Ruth Ware
Ooooh The One sounds like a Black Mirror episode – I’m hooked! I’ll definitely be reading that next!
Im looking for my next read and these are excellenet suggestions! Thanks
Rachel Bass says
Ohhh, I may have to add both of these to my list!
The book I’m reading right now is When We Believed in Mermaids!
You should check out All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin!
I recently read “Black Buck” and loved it.
Sheryl Moeller says
I will be reading “This Time Next Year”. I always read romances when life gets tough. This year has been one of those years. To me a romance gets back to the heart of us as people…love.
I’ll be reading This Time Next Year! I hadn’t heard of The One and I’m intrigued. I’ll probably read that one too lol
I just finished Big, Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood. One of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. It’s the story about a young woman, Olive, who lives a rather boring, no-risk life in a small town in England, yet takes on a challenge to travel unexpectedly to New York. She experiences many hilarious encounters that leave you laughing non-stop. A must read.
Mercy Castillo says
I will read both! They both sound great. Currently reading a thousand splendid suns.
I’m going to try The One first. Sounds so good! Great picks girl!!
Would love to get my hands on those! I just finished Fortune and Glory by Janet Evanovich. It’s the latest of the Stephanie Plum series. A lot funny with romance, action, and suspense.
Im reading Band of Sisters, SO good
Fran Prescott says
Decisions, decisions. I think I’ll just have to read both. 📖
The last book I read was “Atomic Habits” It was super good and all about how forming good habits can change your entire life. I am so excited to read “This Time Next Year” – I love cute reads 🙂
I think you should pick the “May Hollow Triology” by Angela Correll- they are easy reads and SO GOOD!!!
I just started this Time Next Year!
I read This Time Next Year last month and thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂 I haven’t heard of The One, but I’ll be looking out for it.
Chelsea Castro says
Both of those books sound good! I dont usually read love stories but i May give the first one a shot!
Im currently reading the Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse–definetly recommend! I just finished There’s Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman.
I have This Time Next Year on hold at my local library! Hopefully I’ll be able to get it soon.
I just finished He Started It by Samantha Downing and would definitely recommend it for next month! It was a great read.
Ooh, I think I would definitely love the first book! I will have to put it on my reading list. 🙂 I am going to be reading 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne this month!
Wishing you the brightest week ahead Taralynn!
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Both of these look so good! I’m going to start with This Time Next Year 🙂
Rebecca Forney says
I’ve read both of these and really enjoyed them both, especially The One. The last book I finished was The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. A good book for March would be ‘People like her’ for a good thriller, and ‘You had me at Hola’ if you’re looking for another romance.
I have THE FOUR WINDS on hold at the library, Kristin Hannah is such a good author. Did you like her latest book?
In Five Years – So far so good!!
The next book I cannot wait to read is THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS by Susan Meissner
ABOUT THE NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS
“April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed.
Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly handsome. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin’s silent five-year-old daughter, but Martin’s odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn’t right.
Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved.
The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.
From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War and As Bright as Heaven comes a gripping novel about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.”
Anyway I read the sample on Amazon and its now on hold at the library, so looking forward to sitting down to read it when it becomes available. 🙂
Those books are now on my list! Thanks!
The last book I read and my fave book so far in 2021 is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
You should start a Goodreads page! That way we can all comment and keep up with the book list!
Mel Vaughan says
I can’t wait to start reading these books, I love the monthly book club.
Chelsea C says
I am currently reading Mary Burton’s Cut and Run. All of her books are my absolute favorite! My favorite one of hers so far has been I See You.
Jessie Blucker says
I am currently reading It was me all Along by another Blogger Andie Mitchell and as soon as I am finished with that one I already downloaded The Book of help : A memoir of Remedies by Megan Griswold .
I just finished The One thanks to this list and OMG, I couldn’t put it down at night. So good!
IT WAS SO GOOD!!
I loved, “This Time Next Year”. It is one of my favorite reads so far of 2021
It was so cute!