The first fantasy series I finished this year! It’s November already, so I’m not doing well but I’m happy to have read it and definitely want to chat about my overall feelings on the entire series.
Happy Monday, everyone!
I know that Mondays are always a pretty annoying day of the week. However, it may make it a little bit enjoyable knowing that I’ve reviewed some books. Right?!
If you know what I’ve read on bookstagram, then you must know there are reviews for these books waiting on Goodreads to review.
Here’s what I’ve read recently and reviewed up on Goodreads:
This is the story of a young guy named Joe who obsessively starts stalking a woman named Beck. He believes that they would be a beautiful couple together, but Beck doesn’t know it yet. And Joe does everything in his power to make sure that their relationship is perfect and flawless and unforced. Sadly, everything is forced for Joe as he stalks her, hacks her email, imitates her friends online, and even kills people.
I wasn’t that impressed by this book. However, it wasn’t terrible. I actually did read the entire book at the end, so that has to count for something. But there were a few themes that I didn’t like and skewed my thoughts on this book. Check them out.
Misery is actually the name of a character written by Paul Sheldon, one of the main characters of this book. He was kidnapped by Annie Wilkes, a huge fan of Paul Sheldon’s who happened to find him passed out in his car. When Annie takes him home, she decides that he needs to right some wrongs in his writing and forces him to write a new book starring the lovely Misery.
I don’t think I could have been freaked out enough with my first Stephen King novel. Seriously, I read this book in a day and had my face in a pillow for most of it. I had to even take a walk around the block afterward just to clear my head of the kind of person Annie Wilkes turned out to be. Shuttering.
This is a collaborative book written by two authors about the apocalypse. It follows Aziraphale and Crowly (an angel and a demon respectfully) who are trying to keep the end of days from happening because they’ve become accustomed to life on Earth.
The book is really interesting and I can’t wait to see how this plays out on the TV show. I loved how all the details of the book kind of come together at the end. The first half is to introduce all the characters and what they will be doing and the other half is the actual end of time. However, the writing was a little bit extra. Granted I don’t think this will be an issue on the show (since most of what was described can be very masterly done on screen), but in terms of a book it wasn’t jiving with me.
I had the crazy opportunity to watch Love, Simon a few weeks ago on a plane trip across the country. The movie didn’t disappoint, but I hadn’t read the book. I felt like I should read the book as well and that’s exactly what I did. LOL.
This is the second novel I’ve read by Kristin Hannah and I’ll admit I’m a bonafide fan. This book probably solidified that but I think I knew from the moment I finished The Nightingale. She does not disappoint.
I’ve been having a pretty difficult slump lately, so I’m glad to finally finish one book! I’m already happy that September’s got me reading again.
When the world seems like it’s falling apart everywhere we turn, it’s always good to know that younger generations of people are gaining the same knowledge and understanding of the world. We may not be able to protect our young people from the prejudice and stereotypes and hate that surrounds them, but if we open up the floor for them to speak their truth we might find that what they say actually matters.
I don’t know how I came across this book, but being a mood reader my brain tells me when I’m ready to read a book. For some reason, I wanted to read this book so I borrowed it from the library. It immediately downloaded to my kindle and I couldn’t put it down until I was done.