September and October Good Reads

I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done last month, I didn’t do much reading this month either.  Sometimes, it’s just hard to concentrate on reading and I struggle to finish a book.  Also, I’ve discovered Adult Coloring and I’ve spent almost every night relaxing with some coloring books and colors.  I’m planning to review the ones I have next month.  Stay tuned!

Last month, I read Eleanor and Park.  If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you will love this book by Rainbow Rowell.

It’s an unconventional, coming of age love story about full figured, red headed step child (Eleanor) and a half Asian kid (Park).  Set over the course of a school year in Nebraska, the two star crossed misfits struggle to figure out where they belong and end up finding comfort in each other.  Eleanor and Park reads like a classic love song, you know those “oldie but goodie” types where the music sounds familiar and it just makes you feel good.  Even if you don’t know all the lyrics, you turn it up when it comes on the radio, it still manages to touch your heart and transport you back to a memorable time and place, it just makes you feel.

The other book I read was Ugly Love by self-published author Colleen Hoover.  I love self-published authors.  One of the things I love about having an e-reader is that I discover self-published authors, ordinary people that wanted to tell a story, people that are talented storytellers but may not have been signed by any publishing house.  Colleen Hover self-published her first novel Slammed in 2012 and has had multiple New York Times bestsellers since then.  Love stories are my go-to for quick and easy reads, I finished this book in 3 days.  I like Hoover’s writing style, the way she told this story kept me interested and turning the page!

That’s it for September and October’s book review!  It was a slow couple of months but I hope to bring you more reviews next month, this is what I’m currently reading:

It’s coming out in theaters January 2016.  You probably notice a trend with my book choices, I love YA fiction (because I’m still a little girl inside), I like bestsellers, popular titles, so popular that Hollywood makes a movie out of it 🙂

July’s Good Reads

The one thing I was super excited about once I finished school was to be able to read!  Read a book for pleasure and enjoyment, and not mandatory school reading. I’m an avid reader, reading is my distraction from daily responsibilities and stress, food for my heart and soul when the the realities of real life are too difficult, sad, or tragic (which is pretty much anytime I turn on the news).   I prefer to read Fiction and I’ll admit it, I’m a hopeless romantic.  I’m a sucker for sappy “boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after” types of stories, but I love impossible love stories.  If a book can grab my attention and interest within the first few chapters, I’ve been known to not get anything done.  I’ll pull an all nighter for an “unputdownable” book!

Now that school has permanently ended for me, I have more time to cuddle with a good book (or my Nook) on the couch and stick my nose in something.  It’s answering the call of my inner couch potato.  I’ll be posting about what books I’ve read at the end of each month.  Here’s what I read in July:

I fell in love with Jamie McGuire after reading Beautiful Disaster, it was so successful that she made books for all the Maddox Brothers (the characters in Beautiful Disaster).  I’ve read most of her books and I love many of them.  Beautiful Sacrifice is a light, easy read (most of her books are) I loved the characters and the dialogue.  I found myself giggling and becoming invested in the characters.  If you like Young Adult and Romance, you’ll like this series!  I strongly recommend Beautiful Disaster first.

If you like mystery and suspense, you’ll like this book!  It’s a “Gone Girl” whodunnit type, and I enjoy a good suspense novel.  This book had over 25,000 reviews on Amazon and broke an all-time sales record, I had to see what the fuss was about! It’s not an easy read, it’s voiced by three characters so it takes some paying attention, I’m glad I read this highly acclaimed book, but it was just “okay” to me. This book is also set to hit the big screen, I’ll watch it for sure!

Read any good books lately?  What are you currently reading?