When you sit there and wish things had happened differently, you can’t just wish away the bad stuff. You have to think about all the good stuff you might lose, too.
― Taylor Jenkins Reid, Maybe in Another Life
Tag: Taylor Jenkins Reid
TTT: Recommended Books
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation”.
I’ve talked about great recommendations before, but I have plenty more to share!
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed – my review.
- Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
- Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
- Once Was a Time by Leila Sales. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations.
- Jackaby by William Ritter. Recommended by Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue.
- The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
- The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
- The Incorrigble Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
- The Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. Recommended by Dagny @ Vauquer Boarding House.
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Recommended by my mom. 😀
Mini Reviews (19) – Recent Random Reads
- One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer, obviously observant of human emotion, and quite masterful at ripping her readers’ hearts into tiny pieces. I cried. A LOT.
- Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This wasn’t what I was expecting. I expected teen chick lit – fluffy, frothy, candy floss. This was more – it touched on grief, bullying, cyber bullying, loyalty, honesty, sexpectations, and friendship.
- Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
A decent retelling, but too weird for my tastes.
- Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery
I hate to give an L. M. Montgomery book a low rating, but good grief, this was bad! Full of racism, superstition, and sexism, with nothing to redeem it.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
The first half is incredibly dull. I kept wondering HOW a book about a POW being tortured could be so boring. The back half was much more interesting, and explained a lot about the beginning. It’s definitely worth reading, but not one I’d ever bother to re-read.