Book: The Boyfriend List (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart
Source: Borrowed ebook
Goal Progress: 13/50 books, 2/12 from my shelf
I really liked this! It was reminiscent of Sloppy Firsts which was my favorite book in high school. Unfortunately, I didn’t relate as much to Roo as I did to Jessica Darling which means that this doesn’t get a full 5 stars from me. I did think it was refreshing that there were realistic conversations about relationships and sex. I loved that her parents were quirky and loved her enough to send her to therapy. I thought the footnotes were a really cute addition but they didn’t always work on my ereader which resulted in me basically tossing my ereader across the room. Oh well. I also really liked that this book didn’t have a climatic happy ending (maybe because a sequel was already planned?) but it’s nice to see that life still goes on even if you don’t get the boy.
Looking forward to the next book!
Book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Goal Progress: 12/50 books, 2/12 from my shelf (does a reread count as from my shelf? I’m going with yes.)
I’m happy to say that this book is just as good the second time you read it. I loved everything about it.
I loved Cath because I saw so much of myself in her. First year of university is hard, and while I didn’t live in a dorm, I’m pretty sure that I would have been just as secluded as Cath. But since I didn’t have a roommate, a lot of my own personal growth came from my customer service job where I was forced to interact nicely to people and it was also where I met a friend who encouraged me to do crazy stuff with her. I have an old LJ account that documents the adventures of our second semester and I am forever grateful for having a friend like her in my life.
I loved that this book was about being engrossed in the world of fanfiction. I’m still embarrassed to admit I frequently read ff, but I did, and maybe that’s why I loved reading all the Simon Snow fanfic in the book because I can see why people would love those characters.
I also loved Levi, he was so adorable! I think the clincher for me was that he walked Cath home from the library every night, and the reason why I never liked Nick from the beginning was that he never even offered! I especially love when they get in a little fight and Levi says “Fine, I’ll see you in 9 days” and then he’s sitting outside her door and says “who am I kidding, I can’t even go 9 hours without seeing you!” awww!
This book puts a giant smile on my face and all I want to do right now is pick it up and read it again.
Book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Goal Progress: 11/50 books, 1/12 from my shelf
Well written, solid book. Extra star for emotional impact.
Book: Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie
Source: bought ebook
Goal Progress: 10/50 books, 1/12 from my shelf
I’m sensing a theme where I really only ever enjoy the first half of a romance novel. I loved the interaction between Lily and Lo during the will-they-won’t-they phase. Things started to unravel for me when they were forced to confront their addictions. Though, I did really enjoy both Connor and Ryke. I wish that they also focused on helping Lily with her addiction (but I guess that will be addressed in the following books).
Book: Secret by Brigid Kemmerer
Source: bought ebook
Goal Progress: 9/50 books, 1/12 from my shelf
Great characterization. I even enjoyed Quinn and Tyler. I like that the Elemental stuff took a back seat in this book and we were able to focus on the characters. Excited for the next book since Michael has always been my fave – I’m a sucker for responsible people.