Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I Can't Stop Reading

I missed last month, but don't worry I'm back with some good ones today! I'm also in the middle of a few good ones as well that I'm looking forward to sharing next month! Linking up with Steph and Jana!

FICTION

Little Fires Everywhere // Celeste Ng
Rating: 4/5

I was on the waiting list at the library for SO long with this book. Possibly the longest wait I've had so far. It was definitely worth it! I was expecting a little bit more of a thriller but it was extremely character driven. I enjoyed this, though, because it really got my thinking and involved in the characters.

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The Broken Girls // Simone St. James
Rating: 3/5

I enjoyed this book because of the mystery/who dunnit aspect and the characters were easy to get into BUT it had a... supernatural side that I wasn't prepared for that I didn't feel was wrapped up well so I was left with quite a few questions at the end. Yes, the mystery was mostly solved but there were still questions.


The Wedding Date // Jasmine Guillory
Rating: 3.5/5

If you've read any of my book recaps, you know I much prefer a thriller, but I had seen a few bloggers post about this book and I was interested. This book was a great modern romance that I definitely found myself swept up into. It was a quick read and somewhat realistic which was nice. Yes, there were some big gestures that most people can't relate to, there were also a lot of really relatable moments. If you're looking for a lighthearted beach read, look no further!

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After You // JoJo Moyers
Rating: 3/5

I will be honest and let you know that I did not read Me Before You because my friend wanted to see it in theaters before I had time to read it. I realize I still could have read it after, but reading after seeing the movie always lets me down so I just started with the sequel. This book was okay. I felt that it dragged on a little too much in a few places but overall, another good beach read. I'm on the waiting list for the final book at the library now which I hear is better than this one!

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Still Me // JoJo Moyers
Rating: 4/5

Still Me was SO MUCH BETTER than After You. So much so, I almost lowered my rating on After You after reading it. But I rated it right after reading it, so I'm going to stick with it. I loved the journey Louisa went on during this book and it was very inspiring.

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DEVELOPMENTAL:

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck // Sarah Knight
Rating: 3.5/5

This was a quick read (I read it in about an hour on a flight) but it was definitely a new way to look at life and making sure you're doing things that you enjoy without hurting people around you. We have to be a little selfish with our time in order to be the best version of ourselves. I'd like to revisit this book and take a little more time to do the activities within it that I didn't do on the plane.

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Body Love // Kelly LeVeque
Rating: 2.5/3

I thought this book was relatively common sense and most of it can be found on her blog. I'm glad I checked it out from the library instead of purchasing. I do follow Kelly on Instagram and I found that is good enough for me!
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Currently Reading: 

You Do You // Sarah Knight
Grace Not Perfection // Emily Ley
A Simplified Life // Emily Ley
A Simple Favor // Darcy Bell

Have you read any of these? Is there anything I should definitely add?





10 comments :

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

good to hear you enjoyed still me more than after you. i didn't hate after you, but i am nervous about still me! hopefully getting to it soon. glad you enjoyed little fires everywhere! i loved the wedding date but i am a romance fan. she has a new one coming out soon i cannot wait for. sounds very similar to the wedding date which is a bit of a bummer, but oh well.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I've heard Still Me is better than After You, so it's good to know since I still need to read both. I did read and loved Me Before You though - and loved the movie! Sorry the supernatural part of The Broken Girls was something you didn't enjoy - that's one I am really curious to read. Someday soon, maybe. As for your currently reading, I very much want to check out Emily Ley's books so I hope they are good!

-Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.net

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

NOOOOOOOOOOO to the supernatural element. I have that book on my shelf and I hate when that happens. I usually end up not liking it.

Kasey Holloway said...

I too really enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere! I've been interested in The Wedding Date, and glad you enjoyed it well enough. I read Girl Wash Your Face this month and loved it! It will definitely be in my top picks of the year!

Heather @ Heathers Hurrah said...

I agree - I liked Still Me much better than After You. I have yet to see the movie for Me Before You because I know I will cry the entire time. lol.

Jana @ Jana Says said...

I thought After You was kind of a mess but Still Me brought it back. I'm done with Louisa, though. I've heard enough.

Tanya said...

I have not yet read Me Before You yet. Is that terrible? I'm not sure if I want to read it. It's one of those books everyone raves about that I feel like it cannot live up to the hype at this point for me. LOL! Little Fires is on my TBR and I really liked The Wedding Date too. It was the perfect, light read to put a smile on my face.

Joey Hodges said...

OMG! You have so many "currently reading" books. How do you do that? I can barely pay attention to one at a time. (shame face) I have Little Fires Everywhere sitting on my bookshelf, and I've wanted to read it, but something is stopping me. I think your review just pushed me over the edge though! I'll have to dive into it this weekend!

Audrey Louise said...

I think I've seen the same reactions to After You and Still Me from every person who's read them. Haha. I haven't read any of those books, but the verdict seems clear. Lol
I saw The Life-Changing Magic... on sale the other day and *almost* bought it, but I passed it up. Maybe I should try reading it. I'm an introvert and sometimes that's tough to balance in this overly social life. Lol
Little Fires Everywhere and The Wedding Date are on my tbr list!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I waited forever to get Little Fires Everywhere from the library too-- but I only was able to read the first chapter before it went back, so now I'm debating if I want to wait for it all over again. I enjoyed After You but definitely liked Still Me more too. Even though you already saw the movie I think you should still go back and read Me Before You eventually :) I can't wait to hear what you think of some of your current reads!

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