Book 64: Covet

Book: Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Source: Borrowed ebook
Goal Progress: 64/50 books, 15/12
Rating: 2.5/5

I don’t really know how I felt about the book. At some points it was boring and terrible, but I kept reading it anyway and finished it in two days. I still despite present tense first person narrative. I also despise adding extra POVs for only a few pages in a book. And I despise drama for the sake of drama (the thing at the end, all the crazy stuff going on with all her friends, it all seemed so unnecessary).

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Book 63: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Book: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Source: Borrowed from Library
Goal Progress: 63/50 books, 15/12
Rating: 2/5

Boring and overly dramatic. I didn’t realize that Second Chance Summer was also by Morgan Matson, which is a book that I gave up on half way through, I am no longer surprised that I did not enjoy this book. I find there are few things worse than dragging out information that is not all that shocking. For example, the events that happened around the car accident that killed her dad were exactly what I thought they would be, and not all something that should have been held in suspense. Also, I thought she was really self-centered around her brother, maybe I skimmed over the part where she understood that her brother was feeling major guilt over the fact that they were coming to pick him up when the accident happened and obviously blames himself for his father’s death.

Book 62: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Book: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Source: Already owned
Goal Progress: 62/50 books, 15/12
Rating: 4/5

I can’t believe how long it took me to finally get around to reading this. From reading her blog, I find Jenny to be pretty hilarious and this book was no exception. I had to stop myself from giggling on the airplane. I especially love the banter between her and Victor.

Book 61: Ruin and Rising

Book: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Source: Borrowed from Library
Goal Progress: 61/50 books, 14/12
Rating: 3/5

The first half of this book was tortuously boring but once they finally got on the road to track the amplifier it got more exciting. I really had no stake in who she ended up with so that was fine by me. Overall, underwhelming series for me.

Book 60: Sarah’s Key

Book: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Source: Already owned
Goal Progress: 60/50 books, 14/12
Rating: 3.5/5

I really enjoyed the first half of this book, I like the mix of Sarah and Julia’s POVs (though they could have been longer chapters) but when Sarah’s POV went away and we were left with the melodramatic life of Julia, I wasn’t quite as interested, especially since I found the whole thing quite predictable.

Book 59: Seduction and Snacks

Book: Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
Source: Bought to read
Goal Progress: 59/50 books, 13/12
Rating: 2.5/5

It started off pretty funny and then it just felt like it was trying to shove the humor in your face and I stopped being interested. I think I skimmed the last half of the book because it started to get a little too ridiculous.

Book 58: The Understatement of the Year

Book: The Understatement of the Year by Sabina Bowen
Source: Bought to read
Goal Progress: 58/50 books, 13/12
Rating: 3/5

I’m not sure I liked this one quite as much as the other two. I really liked that the author included mundane things like going to class, and eating lunch in her other books and I felt that this book was missing that real life connection (which I guess makes sense for the story but still). I was much less interested in “watching” the hockey games. But again, I love how real these books are, especially when Graham gets hurt – those are the symptoms of a concussion and as a person watching that happen to someone else, it’s terrifying, and it was portrayed perfectly in the book.