Stacking The Shelves #168

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Bought:

I Have No Secrets

This book looks fascinating. It’s a mystery/thriller through the eyes of a narrator with cerebral palsy. How different!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)

Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of this trilogy, I’m intrigued to see how it ends!

When Dimple Met Rishi

I have heard so many things about this book, I thought it was time to pick it up! 🙂

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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The Oops Review- We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

A confession. I read and intended to review this book a while back.  It was only when I got to linking up my reviews for my previously reviewed by the same author section of a Jenny Han review, that I realised I forgot to review this book!

I can still remember it though, so I thought I’d do a mini review so my Jenny Han section is complete for The Summer I Turned Pretty series!

image-2Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did the other two books in the series, it’s still a fun, cute read!

P.S. I Still Love You (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

How did I get it?:

I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Summer I Turned Pretty
It’s Not Summer Without You
We’ll Always Have Summer
Burn For Burn
Fire With Fire
Ashes to Ashes

Synopsis:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

Thoughts:

I have to admit that I struggled a little bit with the first book in this series. I mean, I like Jenny Han’s writing and I adored The Summer I Turned Pretty and Burn For Burn. I just didn’t quite get the love for her new series. It’s enjoyable enough sure, and is a decent YA read, but I didn’t get the adoration that most of the YA reading blogosphere did. However, I wanted to give this book a go because it is Jenny Han and she is a brilliant writer. This book didn’t take me long to read at all, but I wasn’t overly impressed- there was far too much relationship drama for my liking.

I guess I was expecting a bit of a cute romance with this book but in the next instalment, Lara Jean encounters another boy that comes back into her life. Lara Jean’s feelings for the boy from the past start to develop and she finds herself wondering if she can be in love with two boys at once. To me, this book felt like the younger end of young adult, especially with some of the silliness involved. The plot seemed a little too ridiculous at times. There didn’t seem to be much of a plot and the story didn’t seem to gel well in my opinion.

I was a little disappointed with some of the character development. Peter didn’t quite turn out how I wanted him to either which was a shame. There’s something about it that kept me reading though. Jenny Han’s writing is addictive and I can imagine that many readers are going to lap up this book. It is certainly fun and light to read and doesn’t take much time to read at all. It has some fun moments and some really witty writing.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Whilst I wasn’t overly impressed with this sequel, I know fans of Jenny Han and contemporary YA will enjoy it!

This Week In Books #47

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book to get to Goodreads!

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2) Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) Disclaimer

NOW P.S. I Still Love YouJenny Han– I’m about a quarter of the way through this book (I finally got there!) I’m enjoying it more than I had anticipated.

THENDumplin’Julie Murphy– I was a little disappointed by this book. I had heard mixed things, so I’m not surprised that I was disappointed. I’ll try to get a review up within the next week or so.

NEXTDisclaimerRenee Knight– I have heard great things about this book, so I’m intrigued!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know or leave a link to a post that you do! Happy Reading 🙂

This Week In Books #46

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book title to get to Goodreads!

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club, #2) P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

NOWDumplin’Julie Murphy– I’m about a third of the way through this book which has a self proclaimed fat girl at the centre of the story. I’m enjoying it so far. It’s not blowing me away, but it’s a decent read.

THENHow Hard Can Love Be?- Holly Bourne– I love this series which make look light and fluffy, but does deal with some serious issues. I love the talk of feminism and the consistent theme of friendships.

NEXTP.S. I Still Love YouJenny Han– I was supposed to read this book several weeks back, but other books got in my way! The life of a bookworm…

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post or any similar posts!

This Week In Books #45

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book title to get to Goodreads!

This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1) P.S. I Like You P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

NOW- This Is Not A Test- Courtney Summers- I am excited to start this book as I’ve really enjoyed Courtney’s books so far. I will hopefully get a good chunk of this book read today!

THEN- P.S. I Like You- Kasie West- This was such a cute contemporary read. Kasie West’s writing is so easy to read so if you’re into cutesy YA reads- this one is for you!

NEXT- P.S. I Still Love You- Jenny Han- A similar title to the last one, I seem to be all about the love this week. I am somewhat looking forward to the next book in Jenny Han’s series. I’m a little cautious as I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know in the comments below or leave me a link to a similar post that you do! 🙂

Ten Books on my Autumn TBR

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we are listing ten books that we aim to read this coming season. I’ve decided to go for books that have been on my kindle for quite some time. Let’s hope I knock some of these books off the TBR this Autumn!

Book images go to Goodreads

Dark Places- Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

I’m really looking forward to Dark Places after hearing such wonderful things about it. Then I’m all caught up with Gillian Flynn’s books!

Behind The Scenes- Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)

I have heard such wonderful things about this book, so I have no idea why I haven’t got around to reading it yet.

Flat-Out Celeste- Jessica Park

Flat-Out Celeste (Flat-Out Love, #2)

I have loved the Flat-Out books, so goodness knows why I haven’t got around to this one yet!

How Hard Can Love Be?-Holly Bourne

How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club, #2)

I loved the first book, but haven’t read the next yet! Holly Bourne is a great writer so this is bound to be good.

P.S. I Still Love You- Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

To be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but I’m intrigued to see how it follows up with the next instalment!

The Half Life of Molly Pierce- Katrina Leno

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time now. I’m hoping that by reminding myself it’ll totally happen?!

Don’t Touch-Rachel M. Wilson

Don't Touch

I totally forgot about this book. The cover is stunning and the synopsis really intrigues me.

The Promise of Amazing-Robin Constantine

The Promise of Amazing

I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but sometimes a book like this is just what I need in busy times.

Uninvited-Sophie Jordan

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)

I really enjoy dystopian/thriller reads and this one looks like my sort of thing. I’m not sure why I’ve held off.

The Swap- Megan Shull

The Swap

This book looks like a cute read! I hope to get around to it this Autumn.

What is on your Autumn/Fall TBR? Please feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!