Five TBR List.

I constantly add books to my TBR list so I’m going to start writing about why I actually want to read them. I will try to do this for every 5 recent books I add to it.

1. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris.

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I’m a huge Thomas Harris fan so how could I miss his new book that is being published soon?? It has thriller, suspense, horror and lots of action! This is going to be one hell of an adventure of a strong female survivor. It has everything a Thomas Harris novel needs.

 

2. You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook.

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This plot seems insane! I loved One of Us is Lying and I’m pretty sure I will love this book too. You don’t hear every day about swapping murders, when you don’t fulfill your end of deal you either have to commit one or just take the fall for one which sounds as creepy as it must be!

 

3.  Regretting You by Colleen Hoover.

I could talk about Colleen Hoover for hours, I love her and she is one of my favorite all-time authors so of course I added her newest book that is going to be published some time next year on my tbr list. I don’t know what is going to be about but I will pray Montlake Romance will put a nice cover on it.

 

4. Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott.

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I’m down for romance novels any time and I got pretty excited when I watched the trailer for the movie especially because Cole Sprouse is in it. I didn’t watch the movie yet because I’m waiting to read the book first which I hope will happen soon.

 

5.  The Umbrella Academy, vol 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way.

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Besides the fact that Gerard Way is cool, I watched the show not long ago not knowing that actually he was the writer, which makes him cooler. I really liked the show and I’m looking forward to reading the series now.

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Twilight.

Yeah I know I’m super late to this but I just had to read it at least since I never read anything about the books or watched any movie so this comes from the point of view of a 22 year old who doesn’t know almost anything about Twilight.

Rating: 2.8/5.

The book didn’t have a bad start. I went with the flow up until she started to get close to Edward and it went kinda downhill from that. Her brain must have melted or something. What I find annoying is how awkward Bella is throughout the book, I couldn’t get over it.
I also thought it was weird how kinda hateful she was towards Edward and how friendly she was with Jacob later on and a few chapters later she is suddenly super friendly with Edward and very open about her feelings and she starts to be distant towards Jacob with no explanation or anything. She almost died 3 times in 2 months which was also stupid. She also trips and falls too much!
There is no character development so far and I also hated the fact that she broke her lovely dad’s heart over a stupid plan to escape James. She also believes Edward is a god and never questions him which is pretty dumb.

One thing I liked about this book was Edward. I liked him more than I thought I would. He’s a sweetheart and his family is also awesome and welcoming which I didn’t expect.
I believe the plot was badly written and there were so many little bad details about it but even tho’ it’s a hated book generally, I don’t regret reading it and I will surely read the rest of them.

Still Me

I loved Me Before You and After You, I thought it was a perfect duo. I did not feel the need of a third book, however, I still had to read it. I would not refuse more Lou Clark.

Rating: 3/5.

Everybody loved the story of Will and Lou in Me Before You. It was truly something else that touched many hearts even through the movie.

Afterwards, I was so happy for Lou for finding someone else and being able to go on with her life in After You. And I hoped that would be the ending, we all know Lou is fine and alive and everybody can go on with their lives too.

When I saw the news of Still Me the first reaction was excitement. I was super excited for another book until I gave it another thought and talked to myself in my mind “ok why would we need MORE? I mean… sometimes LESS is MORE and this is a perfect example. What could happen now?! Is Will raising up from the dead?” and so on and so on I thought of some scenarios.

I was pretty surprised that Lou took New York (yes, the Kardashians inspired me with this line) because I couldn’t ever imagine her there. If there’s a thing I feel that’s pretty exaggerated about her is her awkwardness, especially at the beginning when she is in the airport and she is being asked questions upon entering US. That scene destroyed me.

What I also hate are clichés. Agnes is too clichéic. The idea of NY is also clichéic.

I also have mixed feeling about Sam. I was silently hoping they would break up. I felt like she would be better alone. And I was pretty intrigued about Josh until we actually got to meet him, another cliché.

If there’s a positive thing to say about Lou is that I love the positivity her character transmits. Even when people around her hated on her and were mean to her she managed to be such a sweet and kind lady, I was really impressed.

Overall, the story of the book is not super special but it’s a pretty nice cozy read.

I would recommend it if you’ve read the other 2 books and you want a little closure or you really wanna finish the series.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35791968-still-me

 

Time travels

Personally, I’m not necessarily a Sci-Fi fan. I’m not a Sci-Fi fan at all but I still gave this one a shot. I have a friend that usually recommends me really good books so I followed his advice when he told me that I HAVE to read this one.

One of the best literary choices I have ever made was picking up Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

Rating: 5/5.

If you want to know a page-turner, this is the one. I literally had to have some self control and not read it too fast. I had to slow down and read only like a few chapters a day, but that didn’t work as expected… I passed my limit… a lot of times.

*takes a deep breath*

You know from the beginning that this is going to be an awesome experience. It makes a statement from the first pages and you don’t forget it very easily. I’ve never read a book that involved time travelling before and I would start with this one all over again if I could. This was one of the cases when I wished I could delete the memory of a book and then reread it.

I would also like to bring out the fact that Blake is really smart and you can clearly see that by the way he organized the plot and his writing. The plot has tangles and twists and turns but you will never feel like that. He knows how to make the readers UNDERSTAND, and that’s super important since many times a good book can leave the reader unsatisfied because by the end you still can’t get anything that happened in it.

As a conclusion, yes, go read it. It’s a must.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27833670-dark-matter

Thriller/ Crime/ Mystery Recommendations

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I don’t read only romance and YA. I also read detective novels, crime, thrillers and mystery and I’m gonna recommend you some of my favorites. Only 5 and 4 star ratings!

  1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Nothing you have ever read prepared you for what you’re about to go through. It has time travel, a very smart plot and I don’t think that any writer could have written this tangled book but still make the reader understand what is going on. GO READ IT NOW!
  2. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. There are no mystery/ crime book lists without at least one Agatha Christie book so I thought of skipping the most popular And Then There Were None and recommend you Murder at the Vicarage. This one has been one of my first Agatha Christie books and it just made me realize how awesome Agatha was. Also, it was my first encounter with Miss Marple and she is totally one of my favorite book characters of all time!
  3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. This is the book that will begin the Robert Langdon series, a must-read in my opinion. Angels & Demons so far has been the best book in this series (although I haven’t read The Lost Symbol and Origin yet). It’s a really good start and a pretty interesting concept behind it.
  4. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Should I even mention the Hannibal Lecter series?? It’s sooo good! Hannibal is one of my favorite villains ever. So smart and insane and unpredictable! If you like smart psychos, this one will be for you.
  5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I had to involve a non-fiction book in this list and In Cold Blood is the best option for me. I didn’t really know at first that this was based on a true story, I only found out by the end of it so you can imagine my shock! It’s moving, crazy and I can assure you that you won’t find any true crime book like this one. I actually searched for pictures of the family and the murder scene on crimearchives.net, don’t judge me. I had to see the real persons and that changed my perspective because I imagined them differently. I recommend you to search for them too! It’s a really interesting feeling that it gives you right after you finish it.
  6. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. If I added Miss Marple to this list, I have to add Hercule Poirot as well! You can’t have one without the other. I’m aware that this book got more popular since the movie came out and I kinda feel more attached to it after watching the movie, because the movie was perfect! The cinematography and the cast was sooo on point! And now back to the book, Hercule Poirot never ceases to impress and I barely put this book down. If you want a dash of andrenaline, go ahead and start reading this one.
  7. The Collector by John Fowles. This one’s that kind of book that gives you goosebumps. Frederick (the main character) is so sick minded, you can’t even comprehend it. Totally one of the creepiest books out there!
  8. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith ( J K Rowling). I’ve posted the review for this one already but come on I have to mention again that you have to give it a try! Cormoran is one of the coolest detectives and Robin and him make one of the best combos in the literature I have read so far!
  9. Psycho by Robert Bloch. Ah, good ole’ Norman Bates. Cool in Hitchcock’s movie and he is just as cool in the book. Again, one of my favorite villains. After watching the movie I’ve read the book but Bloch’s writing is so good that I felt like I didn’t even know what the story is about and I can say that I was amazed again by the plot twist. You don’t find this happening with any book that inspires movies.
  10. The Green Mile by Stephen King. Ain’t no thriller without the King. This one might be one of my favorite books written by him because I did not find this much emotion in any of his other books that I have read. I was NOT ready for it. It’s really worth it!

I hope I helped some of you find something to read. I really enjoyed all of these so I hope you will enjoy them too!

Has any of you already read one of these? Which one? What is your opinion?

30 Days Book Challenge: DAY 30!!!!

Ok so this is the final post and frankly, I’m gonna miss doing this. I had a lot of fun and it made me think of so many things that I could write, I consider it really helpful. I know I messed up a little in the days when I was too busy (I swear I was super busy!) and I missed writing on that day but it’s alright, I resumed it. Thank you for understanding, lol.

So here is the final challenge:

Your favorite book of all time

I don’t even know what I should pick. Of course the first thing I thought of was 1984 by George Orwell but I would like to avoid writing about the same books twice in a challenge so I think I’m gonna go with another one of my favorites, TRAINSPOTTING!!!
I’m a huge fan of Trainspotting and I could rewatch the movies constantly. The second one was the perfect addition and I was crazy obsessed with it.

The book was awesome too. It deserves all the fame and even though I only read it after I watched the first movie, I think of all of them being equally amazing.

 

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 29.

A book everyone hated but you liked

Apparently, Sad Girls by Lang Leav got a lot of hate and it kinda surprised me cause that book wasn’t bad at all. I liked it and I thought it was just something else in the young adult romance world. Not only rainbows and sunshine. I prefer her poetry, that’s true, but this book was better than I expected.

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 28.

Favorite title of a book

I don’t really have a single favorite but the last one that got me reading it just because I loved the title is The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. Come on, that sounds catchy. I mean, it sounded for me. It’s not your typical ya love story title or book and that’s a big thumbs up from me!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 27.

The most surprising plot twist or ending

One book that I remember shocking me is We Were Liars. It didn’t even pass my mind that such thing might be possible!! I wanted to tell everyone about it and probably go to a therapist to get me out of the shock. Ok it wasn’t that bad but it was very surprising!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 25

A character that you can relate to the most

This one’s pretty hard. I sometimes feel like I can relate to some characters but most of the time I don’t think about it but I remember a conversation I’ve had with one of my friends when we were in the Jenny Han fever and I think I can relate to Lara Jean. Not her story or anything like that but my friend could also relate to her too. I felt like if me and her had a baby it would be Lara Jean lol. 

Also I can’t ever forget about Min in Why We Broke Up. I could also relate to her and her feelings.