Now, if you have read any of the other reviews on my blog, you will probably notice that this is not at all the kind of book I usually read.
It’s Winter Break for me right now, which means I finally have time to read! (and to post on a Wednesday!) This post is on the shorter side, but I just felt like talking about some of the books I have been reading recently. (And, no, I’m not addicted to buying books; the last time I did one of these was almost three months ago!)
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how CREATIVE the entire concept of this book is? I really should read more sci-fi.
It’s the middle of July, it’s been 100 degrees every day for the past week, and I am pretty much done with summer. But still, I can’t resist reviewing this irresistibly summery book from the quintessential summer contemporary author, because if I can’t have a summery summer at least I can read about one.
You’re reading a great story. The plot is wonderful, you’re completely absorbed, you are convinced this will be your next 5-star read… until it happens. The author uses THAT trope. That irritating, cliche, hackneyed trope that you cannot stand. Suddenly all the fervor is gone from your reading, and you sigh when you realize that here is yet another book to go on that 3-4 star pile.
WOW… another 5-star read for 2020. It’s only been two days, and I already want to re-read this exceptionally powerful novel.
Half mystery and half historical fiction, Where the Crawdads Sing had a very intriguing premise. I’m not sure how I felt about the execution, though.
This has got to be one of the most funny, current, and relatable books I have read this year!
This week was one of the rare times that my lack of organizational skills and abundance of procrastination habits turned out to be a blessing in disguise.The other day, I found an Amazon gift card I had from THREE YEARS AGO just sitting inside a drawer, and since I have been slowly running out of ebooks from Libby and desperately craving the feeling of a real, physical book, I decided to spend my long-lost gift card on- you guessed it- books.
Take a classic, high-stakes, locked-room mystery, add some spicy drama, and you have a real page-turner.
With 11 days until the official start to summer, we all could use a fun and fluffy contemporary, right? Add in a few adorable dogs and a splash of light romance, and you have the perfect June read.
I don’t know why I read this book, because I expected to HATE it…. but I was pleasantly surprised.
Favorite quote: “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.”
Favorite quote: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
I definitely liked this book more than I was expecting to. I don’t always enjoy YA romance books because of the seemingly inevitable instalove and cringey, pseudo-deep dialogue. But Five Feet Apart was a pleasant surprise: it had two intelligent, well-developed protagonists and a really sweet (and really sad) story.