May TBR Books Read: 2
Total Pages Read: 2,186
Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde – 3/5 – I went into this expecting a fun and light-hearted read, and that’s exactly what I got. I know that the name and blurb indicate that this story would be full of “geek” and pop culture references, but it was a little bit too much for me personally. Having said that, I would recommend this if you’re looking for a fun and easy read with a bit of geeky romance thrown in for good measure.
Artemis by Andy Weir – 2/5 – This book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I found the female protagonist almost unbearable to read, and the plot mostly boring. I would only recommend picking this up if you’re a huge fan of Andy Weir, or really enjoyed the Martian and are curious to see what else he has to offer.
And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich – 4/5 – This was honestly one of the creepiest (and strangest) books I’ve ever read. This is the kind of book it’s best to go into blind, and I don’t want to give too much away. But I will say this would be a perfect Halloween read, or something for a cold and stormy night where you just want to be curled up with a book and lost in a scary story.
November 9 by Colleen Hoover – 4/5 – I have to admit, the first quarter of this book had me worried that it was going to be a sickly sweet insta-love situation, but I was surprised by the twists that happened along the way. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like this, and I would recommend it if you’re looking for a New Adult romance.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – 3/5 – This was a book I picked up for the #BorrowAThon readathon I participated in May, and it was enjoyable enough. I was interested in the story, but the romance subplot just didn’t grab me and I don’t think I’ll bother continuing with the series.
Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides – 2/5 – I am so glad to be done with this book. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jeffrey Eugenides’ other books, but I have come to discover that short story anthologies are not for me. This felt very dry, and was a bit of a struggle to get through.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – 3/5 – This was the #ReadYourFaceOff Book Club book of the month, and it’s been on my radar for a while so I was happy to have a reason to pick it up. This was just an okay book for me. I am quite character-driven so reading books where I find the main character quite unlikeable makes it difficult for me to enjoy the book. Overall though, the story was good and it was an interesting view on how some people deal with grief.