Monday, February 15, 2016

Recent Reads: Some John Green, A Little Smut, and Two Mysteries


It occurred to me recently that I hadn't done any updates on what I had been reading for the second half of 2015.  I also decided that it was time to try a new format for doing my book reviews, where you can click on the book above to find it on Amazon and get a brief synopsis.  It is also one of my first stabs at using affiliate links, which means that I get a small commission if you buy any of them using my link.

Over the summer, I tackled the After series, after Kristina from Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly recommended it on one of her vlogs.  These books are racy and graphic and a bit Fifty Shades of Greyish, however with much better writing and more interesting characters.  I normally get bored when I read a series by the time I get around to the third book, but I listened to the four of these straight through.  The writing was engaging enough to keep me wanting to know what happened next.  

My husband and I (and technically our three dogs) listened to Don't Look Back on our cross-country road trip out to Atlanta.  It was a pretty engrossing "who is this guy really" kind of mystery.  I listened to Reconstructing Amelia on my daily work commute.  There is a mystery surrounding the circumstances of fifteen year old Amelia's death.  Her mother has to put the pieces of the past together to determine if her daughter committed suicide or if her death was something more sinister.  I wasn't expecting the ending at all.  

Finally, I listened to the two John Green's novels on plane trips across the country.  The Fault In Our Stars is still my favorite book of his, but these were both fun reads.  John Green has a way of writing teenagers that get you emotionally invested in their lives.  I don't know how he does it, but the man can tell a good story.

Have you read any good books lately?  I am always looking for new books to add to my list.


Amy's Fashion Blog said...

I haven't read a book in a long time.

rooth said...

The Paying Guests is one of the best ones I've read this year... I'm a roll with reading (particularly because it helps pass the time in airports)

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