April was a pretty stressful month, what with finals and last minute assignments. So not a whole lot of reading was done 😦
ELEANOR AND PARK
By: Rainbow Rowell
I finished reading Eleanor and Park earlier in April and I have to say that I was disappointed. I guess Rainbow Rowell is just not for me. I’m not a huge fan of contemporary, but usually I don’t mind it all that much. What really bothered me about this book was Eleanor and Park’s relationship. It didn’t feel realistic…or maybe it’s just me. I’ve never been in a relationship before, so I don’t really know what is normal and what isn’t. I just felt that at times, the conversations between Eleanor and Park were just not conversations actual people IRL have. The way they talked about their feelings and love and things like that were just weird for me. I read Landline a couple months back and I think this was also why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to. Do real couples actually talk about their relationship and love and their feelings? I’m not really the kind of person who likes to talk about my feelings with my family, but I am a lot more open with my friends. I like to think that if I got married, that I would be able to talk about everything with my husband, but sometimes it kind of feels like a stretch – like I’m being too hopeful. Anyway, maybe this could be something I could expand on in another blog post. As for now I don’t plan on reading anymore of Rainbow Rowell’s books (and yes, that includes Fangirl, even though I’ve been told that it’s her best book!). Maybe one day I’ll pick up her books again.
By: Susan Dennard
Rating: 4.5/5 ★‘s
I’m currently writing the review for this, but all I can say is that I was really surprised! I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, but WOW was it good!
Also Merik and Safi 😍
BLOG POSTS FROM THIS MONTH:
This wasn’t a great blogging month for me, but here are the posts I wrote this month:
May is going to be officially Tamora Pierce month! If you didn’t know, I’m doing Nori’s Read Tamora Pierce 2016 challenge! I read the Circle of Magic series back in February and decided to start her Circle Opens series, along with her companion novels to the Emelan Universe this month. There are 7 books in total, so I’m definitely going to be busy! (Hopefully, I don’t get into a Tamora Pierce reading slump from reading too many of her books all at once.)
Here they are in the order that I’m reading them:
I’m also thinking about picking up a classic – probably Jane Eyre – because my goal is to read at least a couple this year!
POSTS YOU SHOULD LOOK FORWARD TOO!
- April Book Haul – I was supposed to have this post written by now, but the sun has decided to disappear for a few days and I can’t do a book haul without showing you guys the actual books, and I need natural (good) lighting to take pictures…do you see my dilemma 😒
- Truthwitch Review – It’s coming, I promise! I’m going to try and write more reviews now that it’s summer and I have time
- TTT – I’m excited for this week’s topic!
- I’d like to try and participate in T5W this month and also Teaser Tuesday
- I’m also planning to write a discussion post on romance in books
- Some personal/lifestyle posts
Hope you all have a great reading month!