Roomies

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How did I get it?:
Bookbridgr, many thanks to them!

Synopsis:

It’s time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they’ve never met.

Thoughts:

I have been aware of Roomies for a while now. I had heard many mixed reviews about it, but I still felt curious enough to have a read of the book itself and form my opinion! I thought Roomies was a decent read. It wasn’t anything that blew my mind, but it wasn’t all that bad either. It didn’t take long to read at all.

This book is told in alternating chapters between our two main characters, Lauren who lives in San Francisco and Elizabeth who lives in New Jersey. Lauren and Elizabeth are complete strangers to one another, but start to get to know each other via email before they start college as roomies! It seems like Lauren and Elizabeth live completely different lives. Lauren has lots of siblings and just wanted to have a single room to escape being surrounded by others. Elizabeth is eager to get to college because she’s an only child and lonely at home. Through their emails we get to know the girls better. Their interactions with each other and the alternating chapters was a really effective way to get to know the characters.

I found Roomies to be enjoyable and engrossing to read. I can see why it does have mixed reviews, as there’s not much of a deep plot or amazing character development. I think it’s worth taking a look at if you’re interested in the synopsis!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Roomies is an enjoyable, quick read! 

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WWW Wednesday #96

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book cover to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

What are you currently reading?

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I am currently reading The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. I’m enjoying it so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

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I recently finished Belzhar which I found incredibly interesting! It didn’t take me long to devour! My review is already up HERE

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’m very much looking forward to reading Roomies, despite the mixed reviews!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post or answer the questions in the comments below! Happy Reading! 😀

Stacking The Shelves #83

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

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!

As ever, click on the book Image to get to the Goodread’s page!

From Bookbridgr:

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I succeeded in not buying any books this week, but I did receive these three books from Bookbridg. I have wanted to read more from Jennifer L. Armentrout and I liked the sound of Cursed. Hopefully I’ll get to read it soon. I’ve heard mixed things about Roomies, so I’m intrigued to see what I make of it. I’ve also heard a lot of positive things about The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull. It’s another one I’ll try and get to ASAP.

NetGalley:

Robin Talley - Lies We Tell Ourselves

I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, so I was thrilled to be accepted to review this book!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!