October Wrap Up

Here are the books I read during the month of October…… Two of the books I read were re reads (Strange the Dreamer and Empire of Storms) so the read date is showing when I 1st read them.

How did your reading month go? Did you participate in any read a thons?

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Halloween Book Plans

So today I’m sitting here updating my Goodreads and I decided that I wanted to do a Halloween theme TBR. Did I mention I just realized I never read the final book in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. Anyways here are the books I’m planning to read leading up to Halloween. They are “spooky” or dark reads which I think is perfect for this time of year.

Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Author: Kevin Kwan

Goodreads Description: When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

 

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

My Thoughts: First I have to say I was skeptical of this book because it was everywhere. Whenever a book is overhyped I go into it with caution. I must say I was presently surprised by this book. This book did something that contemporaries rarely do for me and that is read like a movie. It made me laugh, it made me mad, and it made me cry. I enjoyed every minute that I was with this family. I would recommend this book to you if you are someone who enjoys contemporary literature, if you like romantic comedies, or stories about family dynamics. As soon as I finished I went online and purchased the rest of the books in this series. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. Have any of you read this book or seen the movie? If so what did you think? Happy reading y’all!!!!

August Wrap 2018

Better late than never right lol Sorry for my absence even though I haven’t been posting I’ve still been reading. Here are the books I read in the month of August

How was your reading month? Have you read any these, if so what were your thoughts? Happy reading y’all!!!

July Wrap Up!

Here’s just a little snapshot of the books I read in July.

I must say July was a really good reading month for me. I also enjoyed the variety of books I read. How was your July? Have you read any of these books and if so what did you think? We’ll see y’all later and HAPPY READING!!!!!

June Wrap Up

June has actually been the slowest reading month for me this year and the 1st time I DNF’d a book this year…… I did not add the book I did not finish to my list because I stopped reading it and I will not be counting it in my books read this month.

With that being said here are the books that I did finish this month. There are a total of 6 books and 1 of those was a re-read for me.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Book Review

Author:

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Description:

Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

My Thoughts :

Where do I begin……this book was so well written I was entranced from the very first description of Evelyn Hugo. I love the writing style that was so vivid I could literally picture everything. At times I found myself forgetting that this was a fictional character because I would keep thinking to myself I want to watch this or that movie which Evelyn starred in. It was also very creative of the author to actually include “newspaper articles ” about the cast throughout. This was not the story I expected but definitely one that needed to be told. I would recommend this to everyone, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Have any of you read this, if so what did you think?

Tome Topple TBR

This read a thon starts on June 29, 2018 ends July 12, 2017 and is centered around reading books over 500pgs.

Challenges

1) Read more than 1 tome

2) Read a graphic novel

3) Read a tome that is part of a series

4) Buddy read a tome

5) Read an adult novel

The only challenge I will not be completing is #2 the graphic novel……Are any of you participating? If so what are you reading?

Currently Reading

I just finished my reread of An Ember In The Ashes, I loved it

when I read it a couple of years ago but for some reason I bought the 2nd book and never read it. With book 3 coming out next month I decided to reread book 1 and start book 2…….

I loved the story just as much this time around but I’m thinking

now I kinda want the paperback version lol am I weird? Have any of you read this series? If you did what did you think? Also what are your thoughts on rereading books?

Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Goodreads Description: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

My Thoughts: This is the second book that I’ve read by this author and she did not disappoint. She managed to give me the feels of being back in high school and feeling like everyone else has there stuff together but me. I like the way she tackled things that happen in our society all while making you collect to her characters. I flew through this book, perfect for when you are in a contemporary mood. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and would def recommend this. Have any of you read this book? If so what did you think? Happy reading y’all!!!!