Goodreads Monday

Hi all!

Thought I’d try my hand at Goodreads Monday this week. This meme was originally started by Lauren’s Page Turners, and involves picking a book from your Goodreads TBR list and explaining why you want to read it. This week’s book is: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.

Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?


I’ve read so many positive reviews on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing, so I’ve had her on my list of authors-to-read for a while now but this book made it on to my TBR due to it’s unconventional nature. I don’t often read books that revolve around finding yourself after marriage, especially when the marriage is on the rocks. After reading Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey, this theme became something I was really interested in and I hope this book delivers an exploration of self and journey I haven’t read about before. High expectations, I know!


13 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday

    • I’ve read SO MANY positive reviews on her writing and this is the first book of hers that really caught my attention and made me want to give her writing a try. I haven’t been able to get my hands on it yet – but soon! 🙂

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  1. I’ve got this one on my TBR (and actual e-shelf) too! I love TJR’s writing. It’s so evocative and I need to get the ball rolling on reading more of her books that are waiting for me 😂 I hope it lives up to your expectations too!

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    • Your recommendation of her writing is mostly why I decided to give her books a try. I really liked the sound of the ‘failed marriage / finding oneself’ theme in the premise of this one and think I’d enjoy it more than some of her others, perhaps. I hope we both like this one too!


  2. This one does sound interesting! I have enjoyed some of her other works, so I might have to try this one out!


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  3. ….pops up with unpopular opinion because it’s me 🙈😂 I don’t think I’m a TJR fan at all. After Daisy Jones I have no desire to read any of her other books ooops! But it’s just a case of me not personally gelling with an author’s style. I hope you’ll love her writing a lot more than I do <3333

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    • Why am I not surprised, haha? Nah, I often don’t gel well with authors in this genre so it’s generally a hit and miss for me. I’m hoping TJR’s writing is a tick in the win column for me 🙂 Thanks Emer!

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