Saturday, 16 May 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up May 9th-15th

I managed to finish seven books this week. Two were audio, one was an e-book, so that makes the rest physical copies.

Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle ****
Another pretty good NA. Nothing new as far as character problems. But I really liked the cast. What really stood out was the setting. Halle created such a vivid journey through New Zealand. It's clear she must have explored the country herself. New Zealand is near the top of my bucket list, and this booked really encouraged my excitement for the day that I can get there.

The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham ***
This one was pretty mediocre. I enjoyed bits and pieces of the story. But for the most part I didn't really care about the characters. They really had a lot of selfish moments. I think I'm now caught up on all Wickham/Kinsella books. So that's a plus.

All Played Out(Rusk University #3) by Cora Carmack ****.5
Alright, Nell and Torres has taken top couple spot out of all Carmack's books. What a fun read. I knew I would absolutely love getting to know Torres on a more personal level. He's such the comedian. And damn sexy. Nell though, I totally connected to her. I may not have been totally into studying, but I'm a total hermit. Actually I connect a lot more to her now than I would have in my college years. Anyhow, I adored them together. Such opposites, yet that's the draw. They complimented each other. All Played Out was just a really fun time. It has solidified itself as my favourite Carmack book to date. 

Tragic(Rook and Ronin #1) by J.A. Huss **
Ah, sorry Samantha, this one was not my favourite. I was so very hot and cold well reading. Seriously, I'd like one page and absolutely go all eye rolly on the next. That happened through the whole book. I didn't like Rook or Ronin. Sure, they had their moments. But for the most part they were both idiots. And the writing felt really forced. Especially during Rook's chapters. Her thoughts never flowed. I felt like I was being told not shown. It didn't feel natural.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before(To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han ****.5
Review to come within the next week or two.

Something Real by Heather Demetrios *****
Review to come within the next week or two.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover *****(re-read)
I just needed to re-read this one. It's one of my favourite books. My library had the audio available so I clicked to download. Narrator's were pretty good. I do think the audio version missed the marked by not incorporating the songs(original soundtrack) into the reading of the book.

What did you guys read this week?

Happy reading!



  1. I really wish I could read at work! I don't even get time to take lunch most weeks! I am so glad you loved To All the Boys, i cannot wait to read it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. New Zealand is a place that's never really been on my radar until recently but I wouldn't say it's quite on my bucket list yet but it's getting there. That Cora Carmack series is taunting me. I have the first one and really do want to read it but then I forget about it until I see a review for the latest book in the series and think "I STILL haven't read the first book!" Have a great week!

  3. It sucks that you didn't like Tragic, but oh well! At least you never spent your own money on it! I'm glad you gave it a shot though :)
    NELL AND TORRES <333333333
    I'm adoring TATBILB even more the second time around. Lara Jean is just amazing and I adore Peter. I really need to get Something Real! I've been seeing it around a lot and everyone seems to love it! Also, a Maybe Someday re-read is definitely needed at least once a year - if not five times. :)