Books I’ve read lately

by michelle on January 30, 2015 · 0 comments

I’ve been reading and listening to audiobooks a lot lately, and I really enjoy knowing what others are reading and liking, and so maybe sharing is caring?

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater – This is a YA series that sure, it’s about a search for a long-maybe-dead Welsh king, a family of psychic women,  three teenage boys that go to an elite boarding school for rich kids, and Blue. But it’s not about the paranormal as much as it is about friendship and relationships between all of the people you meet in the books. The story telling is DREAMY. The characters are amazingly and beautifully real even amongst such other-worldly backdrops. The relationships are beautiful. Recommend.
I’ve read The Raven Boys, but I’ve listened to the rest in audio. The audiobooks are SUPERB. The narrator is amazing.

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster – This was not my cup of tea. It was funny at times, and I appreciated her story of losing her job and the aftermath of that. But I just…never got into it.

Never Love a Highlander – by Maya Banks – A highlander romance! I found this book on Felicia Day’s goodreads, and I thought her review sounded like it would be a fun read. And it was! It started off a little bit lame, and while this is definitely a romance if you know what I mean, it focused on relationship building and not just the romance. Fun, fluffy, easy to read.

A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean – Historical Romance. Romances can be fun. Romances with Bad Boy heroes? Also fun. I know they’re not for everyone, but romances circulate as much as anything else at the library, and there’s a reason why. They’re fast paced, easy reads, and they typically have intriguing plots outside the romance that keep things interesting. Anyway. This was also just a really fun read.


Fallen by Lauren Kate – YA paranormal about a girl at a boarding school (why is the boarding school thing such a YA trope? I mean – is it just an easy way for the author to remove parental figures? I’m getting tired of the premise.) who discovers a classmate and herself have been repeating a tragic story for centuries every 16 years. Anyway. A fun premise, but this lacked something.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – One night, when this book was new, I bought this ebook on a whim. It showed up in my recommendations on amazon, I liked the description, and it was like fate. This series is seriously one of my most favorites ever. The audiobook was really well done. I recommend these in either format.

Farewell Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister – So fun and funny, about a woman who, when writing, is fierce, but in real life is timid. One fateful day, she stumbles upon the spirit of Dorothy Parker, and hilarity ensues. A touching story, and fun.


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