Saturday, September 17, 2016

Book Boos: August

I traveled a lot in August and while that sometimes means more reading time, it didn't this time. Anyway, let's dig in! I'm way off track for getting to 101 by the end of the year, but it's still my unofficial goal.
5. STARS IN YOUR EYES by Lynn Kurland. I never should have read this after OUTLANDER. I expected another sexy story about a woman from present day who falls in love with a hot Scottish guy. Unfortunately, this book just didn't do it for me. I just didn't get what was going on most of the time and ended up skimming a lot of it. 

4. THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury. (Audio) I have to admit...I'm not a huge Aladdin fan. I'm a fan of the Disney movie because I love the genie and the side characters, but I've never been too into the love story side. I enjoyed this book, but I wonder if only knowing the Disney movie hurt my enjoyment. I would still recommend it, though. It's gorgeously written.

3. CINDER by Marissa Meyer. (Audio) I'm way behind on this one. Everyone I know has already read it, but I just kept waiting. (I've owned it for years!) I'm glad I finally bit the bullet and got the audio because it was a great one! By the end, I was so into the story and now can't wait to continue on in the series. I love retellings and highly recommend this one. 

2. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware. (ARC) I had the pleasure of reading IN A DARK DARK WOOD before it came out and raved about it before it became a bestseller. (Yes, I'm pointing that out!) I also got an advanced copy of THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 and was just as pleased! I love the suspense and the use of the unreliable narrator, but I most enjoyed the setting. Having everything happen on a small cruise ship that's out to sea is so genius. Very Agatha Christie! Ruth Ware has cemented her spot on my "Must Read" list! 

1. CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber. (ARC) So, I work at a bookstore and come across a lot of books, as do my coworkers, and a book that several of us are completely obsessed with is THE NIGHT CIRCUS. As I was reading CARAVAL, I kept coming into work raving about it and telling my coworkers how much it reminded me of THE NIGHT CIRCUS. The world-building is fantastic and completely blew me away., the plot kept me guessing and never got boring, and the characters are all multi-layered and made me cheer for them (or, sometimes not!). I am a sucker for a story about sisters and can't wait to recommend this book to everyone in January!

It's Gone

I was going to get back on track with my Radiohead bracket, but omg the site is no more and my bracket is lost! I am kind of sad about this because it was actually a lot of work setting that thing up!!!!

I guess now, if/when I redo it, I can put their latest album on it. *Silver lining*