Good-Bye Book Blogging

If you haven’t seen it yet I made a little announcement yesterday on Twitter that I’ll be quitting blogging.

It’s been super awesome to be apart of this community and to interact with authors and make new friends. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my blogging experience, but I feel like it’s time for me to go and do something else.

I’ve been thinking over this decision for awhile now, since last year, and I felt this is the best decision for me. While I used to love blogging about books, it’s not as much fun anymore. I feel pressured to read and I haven’t enjoyed reading as much anymore, so I felt it would be best to leave.

I will obviously still be on Goodreads and Twitter if you  guys still want to interact with me. I’m sorry this is a short post, I’m not very good at this kind of thing. I just want to thank you all for following my blog and for commenting. You guys are awesome!

Goodbye!

Review: You by Caroline Kepnes

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My Rating: 4/5 Stars
Source: Library
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
Series: Yes

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

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My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: Library
Publisher: Viking Children’s
Publication Date: April 14th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: Yes

What Sunny Saw in the Flames transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

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All Aboard the Hype Train!

You’ve probably gotten on the hype train before, haven’t you? You get on thinking this is going to be a fun ride, but then you realize this train ride isn’t fun. In fact the hype train seems to be heading towards a cliff and you can’t get off, but this is your fault, the hype train was too irresistable now you’re going to fall off a cliff because of it.

My little intro may be a little dramatic, but that’s how feel all the time when a book is hyped. I love finding new books, but sometimes a book is waaayyy too hyped.

Over hyping a book can make me not like a book. I’m not a hipster where I hate every book that’s popular, but when everyone is talking about a book it kind of makes me not want to read a book.

Books such as the Throne of Glass series, Harry Potter, and Truthwitch are books that have been way too hyped. I haven’t read HP due to the hype that surrounds the book and it’s been spoiled for me constantly. I actually like ToG, but Truthwitch was way too hyped. There were street teams and everyone kept talking about it on Twitter, but when I read it I didn’t even like the book.

A  book that is over hyped doesn’t make me immediately hate the book, but it does make me want to read the book less.

What do you guys think about over hyped books? Let me know in the comments!

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: Library
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Series: No

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

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