i'm so happy it's actually a LIST of books!

  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo: 5 Stars!
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry: 5 stars!
  • Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn: 4.7 Stars!
  • The Archive of Alternate Endings: 4.5 Stars?
  • The Bride Test by Helena Hoang: 4.5 stars! I LOVED this book. This book got me hooked on reading romance novels; I think it's the best way I could've introduced myself to the genre. This book was so entertaining and I felt like it had a lot of heart, too. I loved the characters and the dynamic between the main couple. IDK what else to say
  • Paladin's Grace by T Kingfisher: 4.5 Stars!
  • You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle: 4 stars!
  • Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: 4 Stars!
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: 4 Stars!
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helena Hoang: 4 Stars!
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: 4 Stars!
  • The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: 4 Stars!
  • Circe by Madeline Miller: 4 stars. I guess in a way this book ended up being the spark I needed to get back into reading. I enjoyed this book a lot, and there were things about Circe's character in the novel that I really related to, like her sense of isolation and things. This book reminded me of a different book I like called Till We Have Faces, probably because it is also a retelling of Greek myth and because there are similarities in the narration style and between the two protagonists.
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: 3.7 Stars! ‪overall I enjoyed the absurdity of the book and the occasions where the mc’s reactions or thoughts felt almost painfully real despite the absurdity. The main character is horribly self centered and privileged, a terrible friend and infuriating protagonist, so anytime her depression and perspective on life felt relatable to me was really engaging because it was a sort of dissonant experience; I sort of enjoyed the complexity of feeling repulsed and sympathetic at the same time. I think the book effectively makes fun of (for lack of better words?) a lot of things, like the upper middle class, psychiatry, pretentious art people, corporate America, and how unfulfilling these things can often be. I think the main negative of the book for me was the pacing; the beginning and middle of the book drag in places, but I liked the ending. I think the final time she takes the sleeping pills and has, like, an existential crisis was a really beautiful and climactic moment (especially listening on audiobook).
  • Well Met by Lauren DeLuca: 3.5 Stars!
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: 3.5 stars. While it didn't wow me as much as The Bride Test which I read right before it, I still really enjoyed this book. I loved the set up of the book; it almost reminds me of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The dynamic between the main couple was engaging, although I think the characterization in this novel was not the strongest.
  • Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior: 2.5 or 3 Stars?
  • The Honey Don't List by Christina Lauren: 3 Stars
  • The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller: 2.5 Stars
  • New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind: 2 stars
  • Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren: 2 stars
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: 2 stars. I read this because the series has been popular for a long time and I never got around to reading it before. I ended up not really enjoying it, although I think this is probably a book I would've enjoyed if I'd read it as a teenager. I think I found the characterization a little weak and I didn't really buy into most of the character relationships - the only dynamic I really liked was that of the main character and the girl she befriends while at the capital place I can't remember the name of. I think the setting is super cool and I liked the magic system but overall this was a kind of middling read. Don't plan on continuing the series.
  • Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross: 2 stars
  • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher: 1 star
jul 2 2020 ∞
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