Another month of books - I'm on a roll lately.
My rating is the same as Goodreads & if you dont know about Goodreads, you probably dont even care about this post - & that's OK :)
But here's another month of reads for me
The Beau & the Belle
**** / 4 stars
Quick Summary: Beau rents a room in a New Orleans home while he goes to law school while the owner's daughter, Lauren is 17 & has a crush on him. What happens when its 10 years later & they meet up again back in New Orleans as accomplished adults.
I saw so many bloggy & Instagram friends talking about this & for 99 cents, & the name "Belle" in it, I had to see what this book was about.
& I just loved it.
I honestly laughed in so many part of it - swooned over parts of it & how much of a gentleman Beau is - & pined at how crushes when I was a teenager felt so real like Lauren was feeling.
It really is a light, easy & fast read, full of humor, a cute little love story & falling in love with two characters that you really are rooting for.
I really do want to check out more books by R.S. Grey now. Especially if they just make me laugh.
"Feelings don't have expiration dates"
The Hating Game
**** / 4 stars
Quick Summary: two people, each working for Co-CEO's of a company have everyone convinced they hate one another. As they each vie for the same position, they end up learning more about one another & discover if what they really feel for one another is truly hate.
I dont know if its because I picked this one up right after my last book but the characters really reminded me of one another. The couple where the guy wants to take it slow & the girl who is goofy & always stumbling over herself. What was different was this couple is great at taking jabs at one another with their words & they can take it & even laugh about it. I really liked this couple & was rooting them on & trying to figure out how it would end when they both are going for the same job promotion in the publishing company they work in.
Another book that I had a goofy grin on laughing at the characters & swooning over their romance & yep, this one is a blusher...
Another great easy & fun weekend or beach read.
"How someone can't recognize their own eyes, I'll never know"
***** / 5 stars
Quick Summary: A young man gets caught up in an incident with a police officer, sparking a series of unfortunate events that play out. To try & make sense of it all, Justyce writes letters to Dr. Martin Luther King to figure out what he would do in the situation.
I kept seeing this book popping up on some reviews & then saw it on sale on Amazon & snagged it up. I am so glad I did.
It is a really fast read, but it doesnt take away from the importance of the story of Justyce's struggle & seeing what prejudice looks likes from all sorts of different views.
It really was a thought provoking read & I'm so glad I picked this one up. I keep wondering how close a story this is to The Hate U Give that I hear everyone talk about - but I enjoyed this one so much, I really am going to have to check out the other story if its even half as enjoyable.
"Its like I'm trying to climb a mountain, but I've got one food trying to shove me down so I wont be on his level & another fool tugging at my leg, trying to pull me to the ground he refuses to leave...."
Today Will Be Different
** / 2 stars
Quick Summary: Eleanor's day gets turned upside down when her son needs to come home from school not feeling well & they discover Joe, (husband/dad) has told his work he's on vacation for the week. Eleanor comes face to face with her past and her future all in this one day.
So this is the same author that wrote Where Did You Go Bernadette? ... & I really liked that book. Whoooo - this one was tough for me. I almost quit it at 1/3 in but decided since its a short one, I'd toughen it out. It wasn't as awful as I thought it was going to be (all the talks of poems & poetry did me in at the beginning) - but it still wasn't something that gripped me in.
I thought the book was scattered & long. Details about things that really didnt make a different. To me, it just felt like there was a word goal that had to be met.
& the point of the story? I dont even know - the span of the book is just one day in a life, but man, what a "throw in all you can" in the story for the day. & I'm not even sure how the ending came about. Like, no real conclusion for me.
I will say, I did give it 2 stars because I did laugh at parts more than once throughout the book - so I'll give it that. I just wish the whole book kept that lighter tone instead of trying to light AND throw in a lot of words that I had to look up because I'm not a walking dictionary.
Glad I got this one through library & I didnt pay for it. It wasn't awful.... just wasn't gripping to me.
"That was happiness. Not the framed greatest hits, but the moments between"
So what good book should I pick up next?