This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
The weather is finally starting to feel like spring, although we had a couple of days where it felt like we skipped spring and went straight to summer. But it has finally settled into being a more consistent spring like weather. I can finally get some yard work done without getting soaking wet or freezing, so a big win.
I think I have exhausted my spring list of books that I am looking forward to reading, so it is now time to start looking at the summer months. There are lots of good books coming out in the summer and many of them I am looking forward to. I find that the summer books I pick tend to be on the light and humorous side. I think the sunny weather makes me want to read happy books! This one sounded amusing and a good romance to boot!
To Have and to Heist by Sara Desai
Publication Date: July 18, 2023
Summary from Goodreads:
To exonerate her best friend, one woman must mastermind a jewelry heist during the wedding of the season in this hilarious romantic-comedy caper from the author of The Dating Plan.
Simi Chopra is on a bad-luck streak. She’s lost yet another job, her student loan debt won’t stop growing, her basement apartment is a certifiable flood zone, and now her best friend has been accused of stealing a multimillion-dollar diamond necklace. To put it lightly, she’s desperate for a break—that’s right when Jack waltzes out of the bushes and into her life.
Jack is just as charming as he is mysterious. When he offers to help her find the missing necklace and steal it back, Simi jumps at the chance to clear her friend’s name and collect the substantial reward. But every good heist needs a crew. All she needs to do is transform a ragtag group of strangers into an elite heist crew, infiltrate a high-society wedding and steal the necklace from a dangerous criminal before the happy couple say “I do.” Meanwhile the bride is keeping secrets, a detective with a slow-burn smile keeps showing up at her door, and the ultimate robbery might not be the wedding con, but the way Jack is stealing her heart.
This sounds like a perfect vacation read! I have seen a few good reviews of it so far so I am hopeful it will live up to its potential.