Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Your Next Favorite Book: April Reads

Once again the books I read April were each very different from each other.  Which is one of my favorite things about books!  There are so many different genres that you can find a favorite book amongst each of them.  Even though I do tend to stick to just a handful, I do like to branch out every now and then.  

Sadly I didn't get to read either of the book club books for the month of April (well technically I'm reading one of said books right now, and it's May.  Womp womp).  I'm hoping I'll get to read the books chosen for May though!  

Today I bring you my thoughts on said books read in April.  




GoodReads SynopsisSometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...
This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.
Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...
Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either.
But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...

My thoughts:  I've read pretty much all of Julia Quinns books.  I think I started reading them in high school now that I think about it.  So I'm not gonna lie when I say that I was pretty excited to see a new Bridgeton book coming out.  The book was ok, like most of these types of books.   I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and will most likely be reading the next one in this series.  If you're looking for something light and fun...then this is the book for you! :)




GoodReads Synopsis: When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.


My thoughts: This book.  First of all it took me FOREVER to finish.  Which was weird because I was enjoying the book but man was it slow.  Second of all it's a totally messed up book.  Mostly because it is so realistic.  This could literally happen to anyone, especially if you are super active on social media.  Makes me re-think just how much I post about my life on Instagram and Twitter.  I was getting kinda bored about half way through and then the book just kinda took a turn and I was devouring it within the last few days of reading it.  The ending was kind of a double edged sword because I feel like you were expecting the ending but at the same time were totally caught off guard by it.  

Then I found out there was a sequel and I'm dying to read it.  And I've heard the second is better than the first, so obviously I have to see for myself.   

If you're looking for something to creep you out and make you think twice about your social media activity, read it! 



My thoughts:  I was going to post the synopsis like I usually do but I don't want to give away a pretty big part of the story.  So I'm gonna skip the synopsis and get right to what I thought of the 4th book of the Throne of Glass books.

I mentioned in my last book review post, that I didn't really care for book 3 and that is still true.  But that has 100% changed with book 4.  I LOVED it.  There was just the right amount of action and romance.  The story finally moved along and progressed in a way that was VERY beneficial to the whole story line.  I was a tiny bit irritated with the romantic aspects of the story, but I've accepted what has evolved and will happily cheer them on come book 5.  So basically I love this series and everyone need to read it ASAP.  Also I need September to hurry up and get here so I can read book 5.

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Hopefully you find one or two of these interesting.  I love adding new books to my to-read list on GoodReads so be sure to leave a suggestion in the comments section today! :)

Happy Tuesday and happy reading! :)

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8 comments:

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i'm so glad you felt the same about queen of shadows. hurry up book 5 right?! i have never heard of julia quinn but that sounds like my kind of book :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I've been wanting to read You for so long, and I think that I'll either read it this month or try to pick it for a challenge coming up soon! And Throne of Glass has been on my list for so long! I need to read it so I can finally understand why you love it so much!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Oh my reading the synopsis of You makes me want to run to the library and pick that one up!! It totally sounds like a psychological thriller type book so I'm adding it to my list! The Julia Quinn books sound super lighthearted and fun, will have to check out her books as well!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I haven't read any of these, but I just put You on my library hold list again, but I'm torn because the wait is forever and I'm not sure I'll love it. I just started reading the Glass Queen last night and interested to see how it compares to the first book.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I loved You and actually liked Hidden Bodies more, but I am in the minority on that one.

Thanks for joining us!

The Siberian American said...

I really need to read You soon with all the good reviews I've seen about You and Hidden Bones!

Tanya said...

I've read a handful of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn and enjoyed them. I'm less into romance books these days but they were fun characters and good reads, so I might have to pick-up this one. It would make a good summer read. I want to read the Throne of Glass series. Is book 5 the end? I'm starting to wait until a series is finished so I can binge it and not deal with those long waits where I forget what happened. You is on my TBR and I am determined to get to it in the next month or two.

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

Uhm...don't read my blog post comments about You and Hidden Bodies. Ha. I hate book bashing or discouraging people from liking books. So, for everyone who has enjoyed these stories and this character, I want you to keep loving it. Unfortunately, I hated him...and I don't say that often about a book character. Oops.