it’s that time of the month where i talk about the books i read two months ago.
it’s not even a joke at this point, this is literally my blog schedule.
one day, i’ll get my shit together. today is not that day.
i read 20 books in april + may and my eyes = crying. i so desperately need to jump on the audiobook train before i go blind.
skyward | ★★★★★
this book deserves every star i have to give along with all my love and appreciation because oh my god, what absolute genius?? if any of y’all are brandon sanderson stans, 1). i totally get it now b/c WOW and 2). convince me to read the mistborn trilogy PLEASE i just need a push
aurora rising | ★★★
in short, i might have been disappointed. ok so my expectations were maybe a bit too high (i mean, have you read illuminae?) but the whole thing just didn’t click for me. the whole trope of outcasts getting together to commit crimes/save the world is getting sorta common now so you have to do it really well to pull it off and still come across as unique but everything in aurora rising felt like you’ve seen it before. i still have hopes for book 2, tho.
the music of what happens | ★★★★
two boys working at a food truck in the sweltering summer while slowly falling in love, having 2 am adventures and also multiple personal crisis? sign me up. it also deals w/ heavier topics of sex, rape and consent.
the replacement crush | ★★
i don’t really remember what this book was even about except it included a cute romance and the main character is a book blogger so yay
autoboyography | ★★★★
i have a weird relationship with christina lauren books because while the plot of every book sounds SO GOOD, i usually end up not really caring about the characters or the relationship halfway through. THIS BOOK, on the other hand? wow. i love tanner and sebastian and i love tanner’s family (10/10 simon vs the homo sapiens agenda family vibes) and i love his comfortable relationship with his best friend. also, tanner has no chill: dude just showed up at seb’s campus with buckets full of asian food after meeting him ONCE and then questioned if he was being too direct with his crush. tbh, i’d be impressed if you get me food too so who’s complaining.
speechless | ★★★★
i will read anything that hannah harrington writes. this book includes:
- mean girl goes through social isolation after screwing up and standing up for the right thing in the end
- she vows to stop speaking (long story)
- she finds a small group of friends who basically adopt her and it’s like a found family of weirdo friends
- a really cute romance
the anatomical shape of a heart | ★★★★
i remember i read two jenn bennett books in one day because it was just that kind of a day. this might be my favorite jenn bennett book, next to starry eyes
180 seconds | ★★★
the first 50% of this book was pretty dope but the rest was too cheesy and unrealistic so *shrugs* idk fam
serious moonlight | ★★★★
listen, i liked this book but maybe not loved it? it just didn’t absolutely kill me w/ giddiness like the rest of JB (you know, justin bieber) books and let me tell you, i am devastated on my own behalf
wolfsong | ★★★★★
is this book my new favorite thing? yes. will i absolutely give my life to the characters of the bennett pack? also, yes. 10/10 found family trope, y’all.
queen of air and darkness | ★★★★★
ok YES i was a coward and avoided reading this book for like 6 months b/c i knew it would break me and guess what? i am broken and i don’t know what to do w/ myself. i need more of everything in this masterful trilogy. will there ever be a family i love more than the blackthorns? unlikely, my bros.
the flatshare | ★★★★
this was v cute and domestic. the two main characters communicate solely through post it notes in the first half of the book and as a socially shriveled up raisin, i appreciate that.
again, but better | ★★★
don’t get me wrong, i did enjoy reading this book but it just felt too… awkward? the characters and the dialogue, especially. maybe i’d enjoy it as a movie more than a book.
the butterfly project | ★★★★
a graphic novelist and an ex-con share a small apartment together and form a cute friendship-crush while working through their demons, GIVE ME THIS PLOT ANYTIME and i shall eat it up
to make monsters out of girls | ★★★
this was so GORGEOUS. i mean, the art and the font pleased my eyes. as for the actual content, i did appreciate the message regarding toxic relationships and the jagged way it was written in (very artsy) but i wasn’t really impressed by the poetry in general. i’m just saying, arranging the words differently does not a poem make.
you asked for perfect | ★★★★
high school just got over for me and i’m still neck deep in college applications and interviews so reading this book was like suddenly drowning in all of those coffee induced all nighters and stress attacks, which is precisely why this book is so important. 4 stars along with the multiple breakdowns i almost had on Ariel’s behalf.
rush | ★★★
classical music and blind rep, wasn’t really into it tho
harry potter and the philosopher’s stone | ★★★★★ (reread)
i’ve decided to reread the harry potter books this year after a *long* time and long story short, reading them feels like home. you better fuckin’ believe this battered old copy of the first edition is going to college w/ me.
fake it till you break it | ★★★★
y’all. enemies to lovers + fake dating done WELL, i’m a sap for this cute romance.
i didn’t really blog as much as i would’ve liked to but i mean, AT LEAST i didn’t disappear like i usually do
lemme know your thoughts on the books mentioned above! ❤