Hello everybody and welcome to my blog! This is my first blog post (yay!) so go easy on me.
Here I will be reviewing and talking about books I’ve read in this past month of June. I’m making it my goal as my first few blog post to talk about books I’ve read and my thoughts on them.
Keep in mind that the amount of books vary from month to month. It all depends on my time (a girls gotta work) and how long the books are. I’m aiming for an average of 4 books a month, sometimes a little less and sometimes a little more. So hang on tight while I Channel my inner nerd and talk books!
11/22/63 by Stephan King
Stephan king is my idol; let’s just put it out there. He’s an amazing author who’s success inspires me on my worst days. So naturally I have high standards when making my way through his galore of books. (This is also the reason I only got to 3 books this month. Dang is this book long!) I must admit, I was slightly disappointed on this one. I still loved it, he could write out his grocery list and I still break legs to buy it at my local book store, but this was not my favorite. While I had heard it was amazing, the JFK Assassination did pull my interest, I personally found it difficult to hang on to this book. Told in first person, the main hero Jake Epping, was hard for me to like. His heroism wasn’t one I was rooting for throughout all of the book. Maybe I didn’t find it too interesting because it wasn’t one of his natural spine chilling novels. It ended up being one of those books that I can now say “well, I’ve read it!”
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
I’m a sucker for romance. I can put an act all day long that guts and gory are my kind of books (not movies though I’m a bit of a wimp), but romantic novels have weaseled their way into my heart. Safe Haven was the romantic jump start I needed. While I don’t stray far from the thrillers and horrors sitting up on my shelve, Safe Haven was the perfect book to get me back into reading (and writing) romance. Many of you may have seen the movie, I’m guilty of watching it before reading it as well so don’t worry. Katie Feldman is the main charater who’s run away from her abusive husband and settles down in South Carolina only to find a love she can’t escape. It was a great read, it fed my thriller addiction while also awakening my romance addiction. Nickolas Sparks is one of the only romance authors I can willingly sit down and finish his books in one setting. He’s an amazing author and Safe Haven was an equally amazing book.
Pride Predjudice and Zombies by Seth Gramame-Smith and Jane Austen
I should’ve known to stay away from the zombie novels. It looked so good though, sitting up on a stand all by itself in the dim lighting and sharp corners of Half Priced Books. And it was only $3, what a bargain! Only instead when I guilt tripped mom into buying it for me, I was left gravely disappointed. Of course I finished it in 4 hours, what else was I going to do at 2am? While after the first chapter I was already bored and uninterested, I never had started a book without finishing it. Momma didn’t raise a quitter. It bored me to death, it was a book I could see myself getting assigned in school. The two stars I did give it was out of both pity, and the trailer for the movie I watched after reading it. Written in mostly a New World kind of way, I can conclude that this book is not My cup of tea.
Thanks for reading! Look out for July’s set of books who will have 4 books and a few from upcoming movies!
All ratings are based solely off my personal preference as one who reads books often and I do not trash or discredit nor hate on any of these books listed above.