Just One Day by Gayle Forman - The first quarter of Just One Day made me feel one, stupid, and two, tired. I know very little about Shakespeare, though, I am feeling a bit more informed after picking this book back up and vowing to get through it. This is my current read and with only 15% left to read I am happy to say, that I did finally get into the story (and Shakespeare), and am itching to get to the end.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han - This nearly went in the DNF pile once I realized that there would be no character growth, nor, development. Somehow I stuck it out and joined Belly through the Summer she turned pretty, though, I will not be continuing the series.
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp - When I first started The Spectacular Now I was plagued with a book hangover. A really really good book hangover. The shift from Unhinged to TSN was not easy. The writing styles clashed, the genre, it was simply a bad pick on my part. I did come back to this, however, and ended up liking it well enough that I could have slapped myself for putting it down in the first place.
Fallen by Lauren Kate - Possibly the slowest build in the history of slow build. After Fallen there were a lot of questions I needed answered, so I did move on to Torment and enjoyed it, but I’ve yet to read Passion. One day I hope to. For now, I’m just fine not trudging through another inky incline.
Dark Lover by J. R. Ward - I loved this book once I got past the rap loving, homeboy talking vampires. LOL It was hard picturing vampires this way. However, it worked, and I do plan to go on to finish the series.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks - I had seen the movie before I read the book so I was constantly comparing the two. At certain points I just wanted to give up on the book since it was pretty different but sticking with it was good because I ended up loving the differences.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth - I ended up putting this down for about 2 months before going back to it. I was a victim of a book hangover and needed something not dystopian. I’m so glad I didn’t give up on the series though. It is now one of my favorites.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare - Another book part of a series I almost gave up on. It took me 9 months to actually finish this book. I put it down the moment I found out a huge spoiler and it turned me off from it. I ended up pushing through and liked the ending enough.
Looking for Alaska by John Green - I love John Green and The Fault in Our Stars is one of my favorite books ever, but when it came to Looking for Alaska, I couldn’t just get into it. I liked it enough and it was really good but it felt like the slow build was too slow for me.
Bared to You by Sylvia Day - I almost put this down before even starting. I am not a fan of Fifty Shades so reading something along those lines was not something I was into. However, I devoured it eventually and it’s second book but then it got too crazy for me to continue on to the third.
Until Next time!