April 2019 book wrap-up

Friendly reminder that I keep these mini-reviews here on the blog pretty short, so click on the book title for my full Goodreads review!

I read 7 books in April (28/50 for the year!), mainly due to the fact that I spent a week laying on a beach doing basically nothing but reading and drinking for my honeymoon. I re-read a childhood fav (now an adult fav, too!), and got to a variety of genres!

Disclaimer: I finished The Dreamers on May 1, so it’s technically a May book, but I had to return it to the library so snuck it into April’s bookstack!

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February 2019 book wrap-up

Friendly reminder that I keep these mini-reviews here on the blog pretty short, so click on the book title for my full Goodreads review!

I read 7 books this month, bringing my total for the year to 15/50. I’m reading a lot faster than I usually do, and I think listening to audiobooks has helped increase that number! But most importantly, this month I had basically ALL SOLID 4-star reads. I’m surprised I had only one “true” 5-star (BORN A CRIME!), because I’ve been on such a good book streak lately!!

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January 2019 book wrap-up

Yeah, so… I’ve been terrible at keeping this blog updated. I’ll be posting my monthly wrap-ups here until I’m caught up. There are short mini-reviews here, but click on the book title for my full Goodreads review!

The above photo is misleading, I actually read a whole 8 books this month, which was wild!! I think my favorites were The Kiss Quotient and Verity.

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Book Review: Our Kind of Cruelty

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Our Kind of Cruelty – Araminta Hall

3.5/5 stars

The epitome of an unreliable narrator, Mike’s story wasn’t really connecting with me at first. I struggled to get through the first 50ish pages, but it’s essential to get into the same mindset as him.

Not really a spoiler, as it’s mentioned in the first couple pages, but Part 2 and 3 amped up the action. The courtroom scene especially felt like something out of a Law and Order: SVU episode, except, you know, as told by the defendant/stalker instead of Olivia Benson.

I love the way the writing manipulated the truth, leaving me wondering what was truly “real” and what happened only in Mike’s mind. I’d read the e-mails and voicemails from V and think, ‘there’s not possible way he can misinterpret this,’ and yet…

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