It’s been quite a week, and today it’s more of a Sunday Struggle than a Sunday Snuggle, as I am on my fourth cup of coffee, trying to stay awake on a lazy afternoon. My chores await and I am carefully avoiding them.
This week my Kindle Unlimited subscription ends – so this is the last Kindle Unlimited haul for a while. I wasn’t able to read all the books I borrowed, but that is okay! I managed to read 11 books, so I think it went well!
On Kindle Unlimited I got:
On Netgalley I was approved for:
Aaand my boyfriend and I went to a date on Saturday to a bookstore, where I got:
He charmingly offered to carry the books for me and, take notes guys, that is how you conquer a girl’s heart (jk). That and the fact that he just made me my fourth coffee today so I could blog about books while he does some house chores. The 3 Bs of love: beverages, books and breaking the patriarchy! (yay!)
Like a good book nerd, I read far too much (I love shocking my co-workers with the sheer number of books I’ve read so far this year). But there are still way more books out there than I can possibly read anytime soon, so there are many authors I haven’t read anything by (yet)! Here are the ones I predict will become my favorites once I get to reading their books:
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
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I have received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I got this book on Netgalley, but since I have Kindle Unlimited this month, I also got it in Audiobook – I love listening to thrillers!
Her Last Word is the story of Kaitlin Roe, whose cousin Gina disappeared fourteen years ago and was never heard of again. Kaitlin is working on a podcast, trying to gather all information she can to bring the cold case back to the public and enhance the chance of finding her. She was the last person to see Gina, as a man with a clown mask took her cousin, but her memory fails her. Did she recognize his voice? How did she end up with Gina’s blood on her hands? Continue reading
So you guys know I’ve been doing lots of reading on Kindle Unlimited – so I am bound to have read some books I just didn’t like. I pick the books I’ll read very carefully, and I like most of the ones I get. So here are the ones that ended up underwhelming:
The Light of the Fireflies, by Paul Pen
My Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. I was enjoying it so much – it’s a story of a boy who lives with his family in a bunker, and the boy was born there and never seen sunlight. It’s a mix of mystery and horror. THEN. The book starts unraveling its answers for all the mysteries and it has: rape, blaming of the victim, protection of the rapist, abuse, horrifying sexism. I ended the book in complete astonishment, feeling betrayed. I signed up for a horror book, and WELL, I was horrified for sure. I finished cheering for the “villain” and was so angry at the book. I still am! Continue reading