In which I share the books I read (or attempted to read) this month + other bookish ramblings...
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake [read my save the date!]
Under Locke by Mariana Zapata [read my response on goodreads]
In Real Life by Jessica Love [review to come! 5 stars!!]
Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino [read my review - loved!]
A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink [review to come!]
Beautiful Boss by Christina Lauren [it's a CL book, need I say more?]
Crash (Lights & Sirens, #1) by Ruby McNally [addictive! 5 stars!]
Singe (Lights & Sirens, #2) by Ruby McNally [continuing my addiction...]
Currently reading: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar [!!!]
I'm not sure how this was possible (especially since February is a shorter month), but I managed to read 8 books (almost 9!) this month! That's a lot for me. I was lucky and picked up quite a few addictive reads that had me turning the pages quite faster than I normally do, so that may have something to do with it. The book(s) that stood out the most for me this month are:
- IN REAL LIFE by Jessica Love -- I had a good feeling going into this one, but I was surprisingly swept away by its nostalgia and how much I fell in love with the story. It reminded me so much of my younger years and how "innocent" the internet can be. It also brings to light the way introverts have the ability to really show themselves to friends they find and connect with online.
- BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS by Renee Carlino -- I read and loved her debut novel, Sweet Thing, but wasn't a huge fan of her next novel. So I was on the fence if I'd like this one or not, but wanted to give it a try. I am so glad I did! What a beautiful, heartbreaking, and ADDICTING story this turned out to be. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Looking ahead... stay tuned for my blog tour stop of IN REAL LIFE, tomorrow on the blog! Plus I am putting together a special paperback release post for BREAKFAST SERVED ANYTIME by Sarah Combs next week (!!!). Oh and since I ordered myself two copies of SUMMER SKIN by Kirsty Eagar (all the way from Australia!), I'm thinking about hosting a giveaway for one of those to my US readers. Gotta share the aussie YA love! So stay tuned...