Saturday, 9 May 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up May 2nd-8th

I managed to read nine books this week. Well I guess really eight(Sweet Filthy Morning After doesn't really count). Two audio's. Two e-books/e-ARC's. So that makes four physical books. 

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley **
The story was interesting enough. I've not read a contemporary novel that focuses on DID.
But the writing lacked emotion. In theory this book could have been a pretty emotionally heartbreaking story. But with the simplistic and choppy writing it was hard to connect to Angie or her terrible ordeal. Add in the lack of emotion in 90% of Angie's thoughts as well as any of the characters. In fact half of them treated it like a joke(her kidnapping). The seriousness of Angie's situation was missing. Which in turn had this one missing the mark for me.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling ****
What is there to say? I listened to this on audio. Because really is there any other way? Mindy wrote a memoir exactly how you figure she would. She's herself. Which is funny and relatable. Mindy is just like every women, loves her body but still struggles. I loved her jabs at her Office cast mates. Just a great great book. I'm still extremely flabbergasted that The Mindy Project was cancelled. What even? What is wrong with Fox?

Love on the Ledge(On the Verge #2) by Zoraida Cordova ****
Review will be up next week.

Days Like This by Danielle Ellison ****
Review will be up next week.

Sweet Filthy Morning After(Wild Seasons #1.5) by Christina Lauren ****
Just a very quick audio book(30 minutes) of the time that Ansel wakes up, very hung over and realizes he's married. So pretty much it's just a very quick change in POV from a scene in Sweet Filthy Boy. I really enjoyed it. The narrator's french accent was fantastic. Totally could imagine it was Ansel.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen *****
Find the full review here.

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West ****.5
Review will be up next week.

Overruled(The Legal Briefs #1) by Emma Chase ****
I'm so glad I was recommended Chase earlier this year. Her Tangled series was great. And Overruled is right one par. Her books are a totally sexy romcom. Stanton and Sofia work together as lawyers but are also friends with benefits. I always love that romance trope. Because you just know it's never going to remain without feelings developing. Stanton is a southern charmer and Sofia is a very strong lady. They're great together. Banter is fantastic. I loved when the setting changed to Mississippi. I think there's a bit of stereotyping but it was done in all good fun. Plus all the cast of characters were flushed out. Stanton's daughter was a sweet spot for me. Her and her daddy had me LOL'ing. Cannot wait for the next book.

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith ****
Although I enjoyed this one(I always like myself a Smith contemporary) I really don't have a lot to say about it. The romance was super cute. But to me it wasn't really about the romance. Both Owen and Lucy were sort of at a stand still in their lives. Owen trying to move on from his moms death and Lucy figuring out the the perfect spot between being invisible and standing out. I thoroughly enjoyed the travel aspect and realizing that the word home isn't necessarily a house or city. Smith is really good at delivering a sweet contemporary showcasing self identity.

What did you guys read this week?

Happy reading!



  1. I loved the Mindy Kaling book and have been wanting to go back and listen to it. I hadn't heard that the Mindy Project was cancelled but I am surprised. It seemed to have a really big following. I have Geography of You and Me on my Kindle but haven't gotten to it yet. You've had an impressive reading week!

  2. Awesome haul this week. Can't wait to see what you think of Love on the Ledge!

    I hope you enjoy! Happy Reading :)

    Heres my Weekly wrap up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs