Books I Read (Part 3)

Back to my long list of books read over my blogging hiatus. I will work on reviewing all of these books, but I’m realizing that it will be quite the project :). Let me know if you see a book you would like reviewed first!

 

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma  ★★★★

This was a beautifully written, haunting book. Told through alternating points of view from Amber and Violet, The Walls Around Us paints a story of friendship and betrayal mixed in with some seriously disturbing scenes. While I was slightly let down by the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed Suma’s writing and am looking forward to picking up another one of her books.

Replica by Lauren Oliver ★★★

Replica seemed like such a unique concept with the two stories in one and clones on a mysterious island. Unfortunately, the two different stories just seemed like a book with different points of view- I alternated chapters and I think it would have been quite tedious to read on story then the other. Both of the characters fell flat for me and the climax was anticlimactic. I gave it three stars because I enjoyed the writing and the concept was unique.

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Books I Read (Part 2)

Hello and welcome back to my summary of books read over the past few months! If you’ve followed my blog at all, you probably noticed I took quite a long blogging hiatus, but I certainly didn’t stop reading. I don’t think I could stop reading if I tried.  I can’t wait to talk about every single one of these books with all of you 🙂

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover ★★★★

While the subject matter is more of a sensitive one (cheating), I thought Colleen Hoover produced a very thoughtful, emotional story. I personally loved Sidney and Ridge as characters. CoHo always incorporates a unique artsy aspect to her stories and this time it was music. It was even more intriguing learning that Ridge is deaf! I definitely recommend this book, along with all of CoHo’s other books 🙂

Slammed by Colleen Hoover ★★★

Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite contemporary authors and I flew through this book, just like the others. However, it was probably my least favorite of them all. It was a little too insta-lovey for me. It was well-written, steamy, addictive and creative (as always), but I won’t be picking up the sequels anytime soon.

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I’m Back! Books I Read and Review Requests (Part 1)

I know, I know. I never thought I would stop blogging completely but I will admit life got in the way for a few months. I definitely didn’t stop reading! If you are friends with me on Goodreads I’m sure you saw I still read quite a bit :). Everything is going well, but I’ve been so busy! Between the holidays, starting a new job and applying to grad school I put blogging on the back burner. I think, looking back, I came on a little too strong with my blogging in the beginning. I was posting almost every day and I quickly realized that was not sustainable with my busy schedule. Moving forward, I plan on posting more regularly even if that means I don’t post as frequently. Because honestly, I’ve missed my book blog community. I’ve been reading and reading and I haven’t had anybody to share my bookish enthusiasm with. And I seriously need to share my excitement for that new ACOWAR cover, RIGHT?!

Anyway, I read a lot of books over the past two months. Some great, some….not so great. And I need to discuss them! I plan on writing reviews for all of these books, but please tell me in the comments which books you want to see reviewed first.

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Opinions Tag 

I got tagged in the Opinions Tag by E.C. Orr. I really enjoy her blog- not only does she post reviews but also some great discussions and content for aspiring writers. Thank you so much for the tag and I apologize for it taking me so long to post!

Totally should’ve…gotten a sequel:

This was really difficult for me because when I looked through all my books I realized a lot of them DO actually have sequels even if I haven’t read them. However there are some books I wish I just had more time to spend with the characters such as..

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Graceling by Kristen Cashore

I know Fire and Bitterblue are technically sequels but they focus on different characters and what I really wanted was more time with Katsa and Po!

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Hype or Like Friday: September 16th

Hype or Like Friday is a meme co-created by Jill @ Rantandraveaboutbooks, Britt @ Geronimo Reads and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. Join their Goodreads group here to participate! Each month they choose a hyped up book to read and discuss on the last Friday of the month. The first three Fridays are dedicated to related discussion questions. This month we are reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

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Today’s topic is: Books That Made Me Want To Read- Think about what books you read while you were in school that made you want to read. Maybe you were an English Lit major in college because you fell in love with Shakespeare or Jane Austen.


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