Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+

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This was another book that I would not have read without the book blogging community, although I cannot remember anymore whose review exactly convinced me to read it. I expected this to be a more light-hearted, fun read, but it was far more powerful and emotional than that, and I was quite pleased by the surprise! Continue reading

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Review: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes!

Genres: Contemporary, Literary Fiction

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Little Fires Everywhere was one of the books coming out in 2017 that I was most looking forward to! And did Celeste Ng deliver. She certainly did.

Noriko at Diary of a Bookfiend and I started reading this book basically at the same time, and we chatted about it and let me tell you – her thoughts on it are spot on, she writes beautifully and you should definitely read her review! Continue reading

Review: My (Not So) Perfect Life, by Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life Sophie Kinsella

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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Sophie Kinsella’s books for me are a hit or miss – I liked The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret?, but was not really much of a fan of Twenties Girl and Remember Me?, so when My (Not So) Perfect Life came out, I was not too convinced to buy it, although the synopsis sounded very interesting. But I actually ended up enjoying this one! Continue reading

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys Ive Loved Before Janny HanRating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

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I added this to the list of books I wanted to read this Summer out of sheer curiosity. Like When Dimple Met Rishi, this is a contemporary, young adult novel with lots of romance. I normally don’t gravitate towards this kind of book, but apparently this Summer I did. I like to go through many genres throughout the year if I can, as I’m a firm believer that it’s not that some genres are bad or not for you, it’s just that you need to read the right book.

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Review: When Dimple met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple met Rishi Sandhya Menon

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

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This must be the most adorable book I have ever read. In my life. Dimple Shah has just graduated High School, and has been accepted into Stanford to start studying Computer Science. But her parents have different plans for her – specially her mom, who is quite disappointed on Dimple’s unconventional behavior. She dreams of Dimple finding an ideal husband, settling down, marrying and having children. The mere idea of becoming domestic terrifies Dimple. Continue reading

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U GiveRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes!

Genres: Young adult, contemporary

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This is the fastest I have given 5 stars to a book  in my life. A few pages in I just knew. This book follows the story of Starr, a 16-year-old black girl raised in a poor and mainly black neighborhood and studying in a overwhelmingly white school in the suburbs. She puts an incredible amount of mental load into belonging to both places, going to the extent of changing her speech and temper to fit in. One night, leaving a party with her friend Khalil, two cops stop the car – and murder Khalil right in front of her eyes. We then follow the struggles as Starr seeks justice for what is clearly a murder the cop should be charged for. This book is fantastic, it made me laugh out loud, bite my fingers and gasp so many times. It makes you angry, frustrated, scared. Oh my god, this was such a powerful story, so real you feel like it could anytime be showed on the news. It grasps perfectly the struggles of black Americans to get justice, the deafness of white people who only look for the reasons why the murder of black people is justified and the hypocrisy of racists. If this books doesn’t make you angry, nothing will.

Every person on Earth should read it, really.

Verdict: Need I say more? Read it now. Trigger warning: this book depicts violence and abusive relationships, and has mention of drug abuse.

Review: Everything I never told you, by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You Celeste NgRating: ★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

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I cannot get this book out of my mind. It has less than 300 pages and it’s easy to read it in one day, but it stays with you for a long time.

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know it yet.”

Lydia comes from a mixed-race family and has two siblings, but she is her parent’s clearly favorite child. Both Marilyn and James see in Lydia the hope of fulfilling dreams they could never see come true for themselves – Marilyn wants her to become the doctor she could never be, and James wants her to be the social and popular kid he was never allowed to be due to his foreign looks. Continue reading

Review: Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

fates-and-furies-lauren-groffRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Contemporary fiction, drama

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Let me just start by saying that I could stare at this book’s cover the whole day. How gorgeous is that? Also, I added this book to my TBR* because I thought I had read somewhere that Michelle Obama recommended it, but actually it was Barack Obama’s recommendation instead. Continue reading

Review: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

26247008Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fiction, contemporary

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I got to know Liane Moriarty’s work almost by accident: it was a cold week of February and I had just finished the book I was reading  two days earlier than I expected and desperately needed something for the 2-hour trip that awaited me that Friday.


Synopsis

Truly Madly Guilty follows the main characters through flashbacks and current days’ events as it slowly starts to unfold the mystery of what went wrong on a rainy day during that ordinary barbecue on a Sunday afternoon. Continue reading