What I read: March 2020


Reading was a total struggle this month. There were a couple of books I started and DNF (didn’t finish) because I couldn’t delve into them. I didn't read EVERYTHING in Nicaragua except on a plane. I have felt SUPER's attention in recent weeks for obvious reasons. And in general, I didn't love most of the books I read in the last two months. Welp.

I am honestly surprised that I managed to read 5 books this month – and I plan to read 52 more in 2020. I think it helped make Henry Cane's abuse quick and easy, and The Idea of ​​You completely sucked me in.

As always, I'd love to hear from you: What are you reading right now? I have a feeling that quarantine has put me through the whole book fall in the last two weeks and I'm watching books that would amaze me.

What I read this month:

For Musical Rom-com musical theater fans:

Christina Lauren's room

I've enjoyed everything I've read by Christina Lauren and the writing duo behind Roomie, no exception. This book was especially my jam because it included my favorite: musical theater.

Holland Bakker has a huge impression of a guitarist who plays regularly at a nearby metro station.

The Netherlands is hosting Calvin's performance for the Broadway show. The only problem is that he is an undocumented immigrant from Ireland and cannot work in the United States. The Netherlands agrees to marry Calvin so that he can make these two unfamiliar rooms.

I liked this book, but I didn't love just like I absolutely beloved Christina Lauren's book "My Favorite Midnight Stand".

Roomies is in many ways a predictable rom-com with some familiar notes (the music selection isn't meant to be), but it's still cute and worth reading, especially if you like musical theater.

My rating: 3/5 stars – ★★★

📚 A book in which I felt so-so about:

Mia Sosa best worst man

I wanted to LOVE this book, but I felt lukewarm about it.

Carolina Santos is the wedding planner who stood in front of the altar. Ironically? Yep. Three years later, she is a highly successful wedding planner in Washington DC and a fictional hotel for an exciting position. As part of the job interview, he or she must put together a thorough presentation. It turns out that the marketing expert he has to work with at the presentation is his ex – fiancé 's brother Max AKA – the man who persuaded his fiancé to organize a wedding party.

Although Lina tries to hate Max, she begins to realize that she's not really such an evil man, and maybe she might even like him or find him attractive.

The book is cute and I love weaving Brazilian heritage all over the world, but it didn't do it for me. It was almost like that ka saccharin and it seemed like I could tell from the tender where the book went.

My rating: 3/5 stars – ★★★

📚 A book designed just for fun (and for younger fans):

Abuse of Henry Cane by Charles Brookes

Ghostwritten – author Jo Piazza, who has written two of my favorite books, The Knockoff and Fitness Junkie.

I'm a big fan of the TV show Younger, and I enjoyed reading this book written by Charles & # 39; about the TV show.

In the book, Henry Cane (aka the young version of Charles) is entering the real world after graduating from Princeton School. After the summer, he will spend the summer in Sag Habor, as always. However, this summer is different and he accidentally starts a double life and spends his days in a boat as a blue-collar fisherman named Joe. This summer, he was also hit by a crazy relationship with a rich, older, married woman.

I wanted the book to give a more in-depth look at who Charles is. It just fell flat.

All in all, the book was nothing special and definitely not worth it if you are not a younger fan.

I really liked the book Maternity leavewritten by Charles' ex-wife. During the maternity leave, there was a really interesting view that you feel as if you have lost the identity of mother and woman.

My rating: 2/5 stars – ★★

📚 YA book that is completely different:

I'll give you the sun, by Jandy Nelson

I had never heard of this book, but bought it because it was the book of the Bad Club paper book of March. I have torn my thoughts on this book. It's beautifully written and made me cry quite a few times. I can't hate any book that gives me lessons! But on the other hand it was painful get through at times. I got into a quick read so that I could just continue printing at certain points.

The book follows the twins Noah and Judah, alternating between the past when they were in high school and the present three years later. Noah and Jude were once inseparable, but not so much now. Throughout the book, you'll learn about all the ups and downs of these relationships and why things are so tense right now.

My rating: 4/5 stars – ★★★★ Although I think I would really give it 3.5 if there was a half sign symbol I could use 😂

📚 The book that made me WRECKED and gave me the worst book of all time hangover:

Robin Lee Lee's idea of ​​you

SEE. BOOK. Gahhhhhhhhh !!!!!!

I don't have enough exclamation points to share my absolute love for this book. I've heard good things about The Idea of ​​You, but I was by the garden – it seemed to me happy. But trust me, that's good.

The book begins with Solene Marchand, a 39-year-old divorced gallery owner living in LA, who took her teenage daughter to Vegas to meet and greet a popular boy band after her ex-husband was hit.

One of the members, charming, British, gorgeous, 20-year-old Hayes Cambell (based on Harry Styles in bulk!), Flirts with Solene and invites him and his daughter to come backstage after the show.

Through a series of events, Hayes and Solene begin with a crazy, vortexing relationship.

I read this book in 3 days. And it's only because I forced myself to slow it down and taste its parts. I currently have a so-called book hangover and am working to start another book.

I've been thinking about this book a lot and why people are so obsessed with it, so am I. In my opinion, there are some factors that make this book so damn good:

  • The protagonist Solene is not a girl in trouble. He is smart, he is successful and there is no need to save him.
  • The book is sincere and not too gentle or saccharin.
  • It seems very real, although the fantasy of capturing the heart of a famous pop star seems to be pure fantasy.
  • This highlights some really interesting points about being a woman who is no longer "young" and her prime minister. There are so many discussions in the book about Solene's age and how people appreciate her for beating this younger guy, but when you turn the table, no one catches your eye.

TLDR: Stop everything you do and read this book so I can discuss it with you. Thank you.

My rating: 5/5 stars – ★★★★★

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