Posted in 2017, Books, July, Reviews, Romance, Short Stories

Summer Days and Summer Nights – Book Review

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Back last December, I read My True Love Gave To Me. It is a collection of short stories, written by various authors (who primarily write Young Adult fiction) about romance during the winter holidays; the whole collection is edited by Stephanie Perkins. You can read my review of it here. Once I found out another collection of short stories, also edited by Stephanie Perkins, which is about romance during the summer holidays, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Just like my My True Love Gave To Me review, I’ve ranked my Top 12 favourites stories from the book. Even though I did like them all, there were some I liked more than others. Feel free to make your own list if you wish (and if you read the book!)

Also, I’ll be discussing each story in some detail, but nothing that will spoil them for you! Continue reading “Summer Days and Summer Nights – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, July, Romance, Sci-Fi, Short Stories

Books I Aim To Read This Month (July 2017)

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My personal reading challenges have been very successful, so why not continue? I won’t be reading as many books this month because I want to write more discussion posts – they are a lot of fun to write!

Anyway, enough about me and my aim to discuss (or rant) more about books, here are the two books I aim to read this month! Continue reading “Books I Aim To Read This Month (July 2017)”

Posted in 2017, BEDM, Books, Fantasy, May, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

On The Other Side – Book Review

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So I have been keeping to my New Year’s resolution of reading more romances as I have finished reading this book. What I haven’t been keeping to, however, is just to read a little everyday. Why?

To put it simply, I just couldn’t put it down!

(Before I begin my review, I will put a spoiler alert right…here! You have been warned.) Continue reading “On The Other Side – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, April, Books, Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

Everything, Everything – Book Review

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This book was recommended to me at the beginning of this year and I have finally got my hands on it. I had asked for romance novels recommendations since it’s a genre I never really read much. I simply thought they would be predictable and, since I was more into unpredictable books, I didn’t think it was a genre for me.

But did Everything, Everything change my mind on romances? Continue reading “Everything, Everything – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Contemporary, Fantasy, March, My Friday Thoughts, Mystery, Romance, Short Stories, Thrillers, Young Adult

My Friday Thoughts – Books I Aim To Read This Month (March 2017)

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Since my last ‘Books I Aim To Read This Month’ went well, I’ll try again this month. I have picked four books, three of which I bought a while ago and the other is part of a book club I have recently joined. I am excited to read these books, so here are the books I aim to read this March! Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – Books I Aim To Read This Month (March 2017)”

Posted in 2017, Books, Classic, Comedy, February, Genres, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

My Friday Thoughts – Genres I Should Read More Of

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On Wednesday, I uploaded a post about my Top 5 Fiction Genres (which you can read here) and it got me thinking this: how about the other genres I neglected? What if there’s a story out there perfect for me and I haven’t read it because it’s a certain genre? Well, I have given it some thought and I want to discuss these genres in more detail.

So, here is a list of genres I no longer want to neglect! Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – Genres I Should Read More Of”

Posted in Books, Christmas, Romance, Short Stories

My True Love Gave To Me – Book Review

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I have mentioned before, in my I am the Reader post, that I’m not a huge fan of romance books, but that I’m keeping an open mind. Well, thanks to The Little Contemporary Corner‘s Christmas Read-Along, I picked up My True Love Gave to Me. This is a collection of twelve, romantic short stories by various authors based around winter, Christmas and other holidays during this time of year. I felt I had a good chance of getting a better look at the romance genre with short stories and seeing if this genre is really the genre for me.

What did I think of it? Well, here’s how I’m going to conduct this review: with a Top 12 List. I felt that this book is a mixed bag. There were some stories I thought were kind of ‘meh’, others I felt could have been better, and others I fell in love with. So, I thought what better way to explain these stories and how I feel about them then with a Top 12 list? I mean, I have thought of other ways, but I prefer the Top 12 idea.

Now, enough about me and my book reviewing strategies, here is my Top 12 Stories from My True Love Gave to Me. Continue reading “My True Love Gave To Me – Book Review”