4.10.2013

{what i'm reading v.4}

So it's that part of the month where I admit to you that I have absolutely terrible taste in books, because I know you all secretly love them too. I also have to give you an update and let you know that I've read 17 books toward my goal of 52 books for the year. That puts me 5% ahead of schedule, thanks Goodreads!
I've actually read more than this since my last post, but two of the books were so forgettable that, well, I forgot what they were even about.

Anyway, so I've been reading the Mortal Instruments series for a few months now, but I've been having to take breaks because I just can't read them all in one sitting! The first three were great, and this one was good too, but seriously? I'm just so over the drama between the two main characters. Can't they just make out, be together, and get on with the rest of the story? There's so much other content that could be addressed there, but the author just keeps dragging out the reasons why they can't be together. It's getting old.

I like to read lots of random books that I find on Goodreads, and I was actually pleasantly surprised with Sempre. I just happened to stumble across it, and downloaded it with a whole bunch of other books at the same time, but this one really stood out to me. Be warned: it's long. And really sad and pretty melodramatic (but I love those angst-ridden dramas, really). Though it does compare to the typical story I'm drawn to, this one definitely had a twist. I liked it. 

Okay, and now onto Walking Disaster. Sigh. I don't know if you've ever read Beautiful Disaster, but it is basically the epitome of a bad-boy-meets-good-girl angsty new adult fiction novel. As much as I didn't want to like Beautiful Disaster, ohmygod it drew me in and I haven't been able to let go. Walking Disaster is the same story as the first, but written from Travis's point of view. I usually like sequels that are the same story, just written from a different POV, but not really this one. I found that it was really just a lot of the exact same dialogue interspersed with some of his thoughts, though not nearly enough to make it much different than the first. Eh, maybe it's just because I've read Beautiful Disaster too many times, but this just didn't have a whole lot of new to keep me interested. I actually felt myself skipping over a lot of the parts that I already read in Beautiful Disaster.

And that last one on the list? It comes out at the end of April, and I'm so excited to read it! If you haven't read Slammed yet (and the sequel, Point of Retreat), I highly recommend them both. They are some of my favorite new adult novels, and Colleen Hoover's other novel, Hopeless is just as good (if not better). Definitely go read all of them, and then get This Girl at the end of the month! I just know I won't be disappointed in it. 

So, what are you reading these days? Do you have any recommendations for me?

4 comments:

Joelle Duff said...

I haven't read the Mortal Instruments series yet, but I really want to!

Joelle Duff said...

I feel you on MI series thats why I honestly prefer the Infernal Devices series, it is supposed to end with Clockwork Princess... a simple trilogoy

Joelle Duff said...

So glad you mentioned that about the Mortal Instruments Series - I like the books so far, but it is dragging a bit. I'm going to stick it out though, because I want to read everything before I see the movies!
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Joelle Duff said...

I am reading The Innocents now by Francesca Segal, and it's INCREDIBLE. It's an homage to The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton :)