Soooo… The Reading Rush has ended and those of you who follow me on Instagram will probably have seen all my stories. Long story short, The Reading Rush was a massive success for me! I switched one book on my TBR, but did manage to read seven books and complete all seven challenges!
Title: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After (original title: The Bookshop on the Corner)
Author: Jenny Colgan
Release date: January 11th, 2016
Rating: 2/5 stars
Things were a bit hectic so sorry we weren’t able to put a post up yesterday. So here is a review to make up for it. We hope to post something else today in order to catch up!
The back of this book states that this is a book for and about readers. It is dedicated to book lovers and readers. This was enough to convince me to buy this book and give it a go. I was, however, extremely let down by this book. The plot sounds absolutely amazing, but it was in my opinion quite poorly executed. Read on to find out why.
Title: Pigeon – Blood Red
Author: Ed Duncan
Release date: February 25th, 2016
Publisher: Self published through Smashwords
Rating: 2/5 stars
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the author and publicist Kelsey Butts in exchange for an honest review. This will in no way affect my opinion of the book.
Hey guys! So as you may or may not know, the Booktube-a-Thon is upon us. Now I am obviously not a booktuber, but I thought it would still be fun to participate. This will be the first time I take part in a read-a-thon so i’m not sure how it’s gonna go, let’s just hope I manage to read a decent amount. In this post I will be sharing the books I am planning to read in order to complete the challenges. The Booktube-a-Thon takes place from July 24th – July 30th. Without further ado, here is my TBR.
Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Release date: April 5th, 2012
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
I have had this book on my shelf since the summer of ‘13 and started it no less than a whopping 4 times! Every single time I could not get myself to read past the first 50 pages. However, last week I had a lecture on Virtual Reality and it all sounded so cool! Guess what I realised when I thought about it some more? That’s right, I remembered that I had a book all about VR on my bookshelf! I didn’t even have to go to the store to get it, if that isn’t fate I honestly don’t know what is. So I picked it up and I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t as good as I was expecting it to be… Read on if you want to know my detailed thoughts.
Title: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Author: Joël Dicker (translated from the French by Sam Taylor)
Release date: May 7th, 2015
Publisher: MacLehose Press (imprint of Quercus Publishing)
Rating: 5/5 stars
I had been eyeing this book on bookdepository for a while, but since I never really took the time to figure out the premise of this book I never picked it up. But when I saw this book on the shelf at Boekspot Hoog Catharijne (which is a place where you can pick up a free book or leave a book you finished for someone else to enjoy) when I was there with Inge I decided to give it a go. And I am so glad I did!