Books Left Unread #154

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingsele

The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)

The cover is stunning but I cannot figure out why I haven’t started it yet. Maybe the fact it is a fantasy and I struggle with them? Let me know if you have read and if you think I should bump this up my list.

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Books Left Unread #153

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Just Visiting

This sounds right up my alley but I cannot figure out why I haven’t started this yet. 😦

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Books Left Unread #152

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

The Revenge Playbook

I think I haven’t read this one yet because it has a sports theme. Do you like book with sports themes?

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Books Left Unread #151

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes

Girl Against the Universe

I seriously adore this author but cannot figure out why I haven’t read this one yet. 😦 Have you read it?

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Books Left Unread #150

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Unhooked

This sounds like it should be right up my alley since it’s a retelling but I haven’t picked it up yet. Have you read it?

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Review: Anger Is A Gift

Anger Is a Gift

 

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started this one but had a feeling it was one I needed to read. I’m not entirely disappointed in what I read but it was just not what I was hoping for. I felt it was lacking something. I know that sounds terrible as this can (and probably is) seen as an important book. However, for me as a reader it wasn’t everything I was hoping for.

While this book does have an incredibly diverse cast of characters (gay characters, bisexual/biromantic characters, trans characters, non-binary characters, and more!) I felt there may have been just too many characters. This story follows so many of them around that their voices began to sound the same. It was difficult for me to keep them straight. Their individual story lines were blurred and I quickly lost track of who was talking and what their story was. 

The other thing that lead towards my struggles with this story was the fact it was a really long book. I know, I know. I’m the type of reader that will finish off an 800+ page book and love it but this was not one of those times. As noted above about the size of the cast of characters, this book went on much longer than it needed to be. With confusing details and under-developed individual story lines this book seemed to go on longer than it should have. It often felt far too wordy for what the author was trying to say and the point he was trying to make. 

There was strong content matter so this book was not a light read. There were moments where it felt emotionally unnerving and difficult to continue with the story. That’s the sign of a great story teller! Be warned, it does described in detail graphic violence against both teens and adults. It felt unsettling because events like that happen every day in real life and having that realization gave me pause. I guess most of the time I don’t want to think about those things happening simply because they can be overwhelming. However, for those very reasons I applaud the author for including them because people need to be aware.

In the end I really liked the overall story but it was the lack of individual character voices/stories that bothered me. If either the number of characters were reduced or individual stories better developed, this would have been a home run for me. I do hope you will give this a go if you have not already.

Books Left Unread #149

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Books Left Unread

Welcome to my blog post where I talk about the books I have been meaning to read, but just have not yet. You know what I am talking about – the books that have remained unread for various reasons yet when you see them you think, “You know, I really need to read that.” Instead you get distracted by another book, series, or something in your TBR pile. It happens to the best of us. I want to spotlight those books in the hope that I can persuade myself to move them up on my TBR list.

This week’s post is dedicated to:

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims

Please Don't Tell

 

This cover is stunning! I am so attracted to it but apparently not enough to read it. Have you read this?

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