Book 4: The One & Only

Book: The One & Only by Emily Giffin
Goal: 4
Rating: 3.5/5

After what happened when reading my last Emily Giffin book, I diligently looked up reviews before deciding to read this book. I made sure to click all the spoilers and knew exactly what was going to happen going into the book. I told myself I would stop immediately if the book started annoying me but guess what? I enjoyed it! I think since I knew what was going to happen I decided to suspend my disbelief and ickiness regarding the situation and just go with it. But it kind of lost me towards the end. It felt like all the stuff happening with Ryan was just an excuse as to why she couldn’t be with this perfectly nice guy. And the ending didn’t wrap anything up. Why was Lucy suddenly ok with the whole thing? What happened to the investigation? What about her job?

 

Book 3: City of the Lost

Book: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Goal Progress: 3
Rating: 4/5

I’m finding Kelley Armstrong’s characters to all be very similar. Overly considerate and apologetic, yet ass kicking girl. Guy with a troubled past who has a hard time opening up. Miscommunication ensues because of both issues. And don’t forget the love-triangle with the nice(ish) guy. But its a tried and true formula that seems to work for her and I love it all the same. I enjoyed reading this book, I love the idea of the city where people go to escape. There were so many interesting things happening. I thought the ending was a little abrupt, I guess I like my books to have more character interaction after the mystery is solved before we leave them. But this does leave things open for us to return to Rockton for another adventure (I just checked and yes, this will be a series. I seriously can’t wait for more 🙂 ).

Book 2: The Score

Book: The Score by Elle Kennedy
Goal Progress: 2
Rating: 4/5

This was really good! For my personal preference, it got a little too dramatic towards the end but I understood why it had to happen. Dead comes in a very close second to Logan for best boy in the Off Campus series. Hopefully Tucker’s book is just as good! Though I’m not a huge fan of that plot device so I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

Book 1: Calculating God

Book: Calculating God by Robert J Sawyer
Goal Progress: 1
Rating: 2.5/5

I enjoyed the first part of the book but it kind of lost me when they started having really technical conversations with each other. I think I’d enjoy other books by Sawyer better. I’m not very interested in the theology debate so it was to be expected. But I enjoy reading books based in Canada, especially places I have been!

2015 Reading Summary

I did it, I finally managed to read 100+ books! Though for next year, I think I’m going to focus more on quality, not quantity, and set my goal at like 25 books. Which is actually what I think I started this year at and look what happened.

Total Books Read in 2015: 106

Pages Read in 2015: 31,596

Average rating: 3.2

5 star: 4 books (4%)
4 star: 29 books (27%)
3 star: 59 books (56%)
2 star: 12 books (11%)
1 star: 2 books (2%)

Type:

Young Adult – 41 (38%)
Adult – 10 (9%)
Romance/New Adult – 41 (28%)
Non-Fiction  – 3 (3%)
Reread – 11 (10%)

Source:

Library – 65 (61%)
Bought to Read – 26 (24%)
Already Owned – 15 (14%)

Ebooks: 72 (67%)
Physical: 34 (32%)

Favorite books read in 2015:

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demitrios
Vicious by VE Schwab
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
The Raven Cycle 1 -3 by Maggie Stiefvater
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Croak Series by Gina Damico
Every Word by Ellie Marney
Something Real by Heather Demitrios
A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Mariarty

# of books read each month:

January – 10
February – 6
March – 10
April – 8
May – 10
June – 12
July – 5
August – 10
September – 11
October – 14
November – 6
December – 4

 

Book 106: Furiously Happy

Book: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Source: borrowed from library
Goal Progress: 106/100 books , 14/12 books I already own
Rating: 3/5

I hate to say it, but I enjoyed her first book far more. And maybe it was because I couldn’t relate to this one. It was a good book and touched on some important topics but I just didn’t enjoy it as much. I think I like her stories with Victor in them and since she already told all those stories (their engagement, etc) in the first book, there wasn’t as much of him in this second book.