Happy Tuesday, Booknerdigans!
1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Baz and Simon are walking truth to being awesome couples! It took me ounces of patience to get by page by page (the first ones were a real impediment! Simon’s not the best narrator) but I’m glad I didn’t give up on it.
2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I now get the hype on this book! It wasn’t all for nothing, thank heavens! But then again, here’s another book promising hard core fantasy turning out to be something outshined by romance.
3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
I was halfway bored in Throne of Glass. Fight here, kiss there, fight some more, kiss some more. Ugh but no seriously, Crown of Midnight was an absolute step up from ToG. #ChaolWestfall5ever
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Talk about the last to join the PJO party. Rick Riordan is an absolute master of blasphemy! I probably would have love this immensely more if I read this as a child but still.
5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
WAIT, AM I REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT INCLUDING THIS ON MY LIST?! Fine. Well despite the multiple setbacks I encountered on this book, I still get to the end and that’s a milestone, yeah? I’m hoping Aveyard levelled up her game on Glass Sword.
6. Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han
Jenny Han wrote about Belly, an obnoxious, egocentric, narrow-minded adolescent who thinks her petty problems are way bigger than the hurdles of global malnutrition. Annoying as it seemed, there’s not just a grain of truth to this as we underwent through the same phase, yes? How is Han great at blasting us with nostalgia?
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Everything about this book screams FLUFFFYYYY. It’s actually a dream of mine to go live in the City of LIghts and get a first-hand try on French living. This is probably the reason why I’m hooked to this book so much.
8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The hype surrounding this book was just so ridiculously high my expectations were shattered though. Tugged at the heartstrings? Yes. Episodes of bawling out? Not for me though. BUUUUT The saving grace on this book for me is Finch. The adorably complex witty Finch.
9. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Good novel for a debut author. I had multiple issues on this but still I love it for the reading ease it gave. Plus, the doodles on some pages made by the husband were on point!
10. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Jenny Han again? Well I can’t help it.Her writing is my therapy. This is the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and as I was turning the last page, I was whole-heartedly hoping for a chance this might become a trilogy. Alas, it’s over.