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Me Before You // This is Why I Don’t Read Much Contemporary Stuff!

me before you coverAuthor: Jojo Moyes

Published: December 31st 2012 by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking

Pages: 481

Genre: adult // romance // contemporary


I am not a romantic person. Not even close. I don’t try looking for mushy-gushy love stories. I was really hoping this wouldn’t end up that way once I decided to read it. However, the reason I did decide to try this out is because I had never read a book with a physically disabled main character, so I was curious about the representation and how this would play out. I don’t know if that seems harsh in any way (please don’t take it that way), but it’s much like people reading LGBT books to see how they may be represented, right? Plus, the blurb hinted at secrets and I like secrets.

So I was wary, but I found a pleasant surprise! And I just happened to read it the same year a movie released! Hadn’t even known until after I finished the book. (DAENERYS IS LOU.) Continue reading Me Before You // This is Why I Don’t Read Much Contemporary Stuff!

Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

I am most definitely a member of Goodreads, since only recently, and I am upset with myself for never joining earlier! That place is super helpful with keeping track of the books you read and want to read, discovering new books to read, and how you feel about all those books. And the community! I’m still new, so I haven’t really met many people, but from what I can see, you can find a ton of people who have similar interests (especially in books) and opinions (especially about books). Just…Aralyn…come on. Shame on you, for waiting so long.

Another nifty part of that place is the annual reading challenge! Never knew it existed until I was looking at book blogs last month. So now I am working on my goal of 80 books this year! It started as 150…then I realized I had a late start, probably couldn’t manage that, especially with senior year of college starting this August… So I brought it down to 100! And then I still thought about college and how it’ll be different this time because hello, capstone…now it’s 80. Let’s see if I can manage that. Thus, we are now to the reason for this post: since I started book blogging late this year, there are some books I’ve read that I haven’t discussed and probably won’t discuss all of them on here. So I wanted to bring an update of my progress as of today, and share the books I loved and the ones that were a little disappointing… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

The Others Series (#1-4 ONGOING) // Supernatural in Epic Proportions & Cute Romance

*Review for books 1-4, ongoing thoughts about the series so far. More books to be published*

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Roc

Genres: older young adult(?) –> adult fiction // paranormal > shifters, vampires, elementals // slow-burn romance

A Written in Red synopsis for your curious minds. The next books are Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, and Marked in Flesh.


THIS REVIEW IS SPOILER FREE, ASIDE FROM THE LITTLE TIDBIT ABOUT THE ROMANCE…is it really a spoiler, though? *shrugs*

This series is wonderful. I couldn’t recommend this enough for people who enjoy these types of books.

This series is basically about war. Not a spoiler! It’s the entire theme. It’s like an escalation. It gets heavier as the books progress. It is a slower progression to allow for the development of the characters, for you to really get to know them. Which I found important because as you grow to care for characters, laugh at the humor peppered about, fear for those loved characters, and hate others, you realize it’s because you could learn about them that you can experience that rollercoaster. Continue reading The Others Series (#1-4 ONGOING) // Supernatural in Epic Proportions & Cute Romance