BOOKS I’M READING
BOOKS I’VE READ
I wanted to like This Song Will Save Your Life, I really did, I just couldn’t deal with MC Elise. It was awful that Elise was so often the victim of bullying, but it was hard to feel sympathy for her when I heard all the snobby things in her head, and I just couldn’t handle the blasé way it looked at suicide and such. It was a short book, but it took me a lot than it should have to read little more than 100 pages because I was basically forcing myself to get through it. Sadly not the book for me, although I’m sure it has a great meaning behind it, especially toward the end – I just couldn’t force myself to read that far.
Scarlet went better, but I’m still not loving this series as much as everyone else apparently does. I just seem to be having trouble connecting with many of the characters. I liked Thorne in this book, but I didn’t really care about Cinder, Scarlet, or Wolf, which made it hard to care about the story. I’m not sure I’m going to be picking up the third book, even though I wish I could love these books as much as everyone else does – I mean, they’re fairy tale retellings, and I love fairy tales! I guess it’s just not meant to be.
And I’d already read Lola before, so I knew it would be a nice palette cleanser (and, luckily, I was right). It a bit more dramatic and over the top than I remembered, but, hey, that’s Lola!
And then I was back to DNFing – Like Mandarin just wasn’t drawing me in and seemed like it was relying on some tropes I’m not a fan of if not fleshed out better (hating and desperate to get out of a small town, misunderstood wild child that the MC is obsessed with).
BOOKS IN THE READING SHELF
Well, I went to the library and got plenty more books! And, thanks to Reign, I decided to get Carolyn Meyer’s Mary, Queen of Scots book, along with the stories of Marie Antoinette and Catherine de’ Medici (sorry if I spelled them wrong – I’m don’t feel like looking them up right now), and I got a few other books as well.
NEW BOOKS IN THE TO-READ SHELF
This is a *gasp* non-fiction book! I know, that’s a first for me, but I saw it on Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner‘s “November Most Wanted Books” post and thought it sounded so interesting! I love fairy tales, but I love hearing about real life royalty just as much, as you can see from the multiple Young Royals books I just got this week.
There is a new cover for E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, but I’m waiting until they put up a copy that doesn’t have “Entertainment Weekly” stamped on the bottom.