It was a great week for books! After finishing A Court of Wings and Ruin I fully expected a book hangover of epic proportions. Luckily that didn’t happen. When I finished book 2 in the series last year it almost ruined books for me for months! Thankfully I was able to get right back into the reading game and finished two books this week
BOOKS I FINISHED THIS WEEK:
Across The Universe <—– (Full review) This had come highly recommended from other science fiction lovers and it was a pretty decent read. The plot had originally been compared to the movie Passengers but I only found a few similarities between the two. I mostly found myself comparing it to The Giver. While I found it entertaining, I wasn’t able to connect with it the way that I hoped. I gave this one 3.5 stars.
The Hate You Give <—– (Full review) This book. I mean – THIS BOOK!!! The excitement I felt going into it didn’t give it justice – it was just that good! I honestly felt self conscious of writing my review because I knew there was no way to properly convey my love and feeling about this book. If there was ever a book I would recommend to literally everyone, this is it!
Starflight by Melissa Landers – I’m just over 250 pages into this one and it’s quite entertaining!! Convicts, space pirates, space weddings, elaborate escapes, and unexpected friends and families – and that’s only in the first 250 pages!! This is such a great, FUN, and adventurous book to reset myself! Just what I needed
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – YES – IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING! I’ve had pretty much everyone in the bookish world (and in my real home life as well) literally screaming at me to read this! Everyone who reads it praises it to no end and claims that you fall down The Outlander Hole (which I suppose is like the Scottish romantic time travel type of a Twilight Zone??) I’m only about 100 pages in and i’m not obsessed yet. People have told me that it picks up around page 200 when it gets more into Jamie’s story. I’m looking forward to be able to gush with the rest of you who’ve read it!
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
I do enjoy doing book tags now and again. But this week I actually published two tags! First was The Zombie Apocalypse Tag which was hands down the most fun I’ve ever had doing a tag! Some of the outcomes were spot on while others were hilarious! I need to find more tags like this!! Then there was The Disney Princess Tag which left me thinking “Geez that’s a lot of Princesses!” But it was also fun to do!
OTHER POSTS THIS WEEK:
As usual I continued with my weekly Top 5 Tuesday post. This week was my Top 5 underrated books. I hope that some of these books get discovered so they can get the hype they deserve. If you want to take part in this weekly feature, click on the link and you will be directed where to find upcoming topics. Next week is the Top 10 series I love!
And lastly – today is mothers day! Happy mothers day to all the moms out there! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! To honour all the moms out there I did a post about Mothers in books. What I failed to remember was one of the most important mothers in books – MRS. WEASLEY!!! I am a sorry excuse for a Harry Potter fan! I now feel like I’ve failed you, Mrs. Weasley. One of the most amazing mothers in the history of the printed word and I forgot her. So here’s you you Mrs Weasley!!! I hope you can forgive me…..
I hope you had a fantastic week and enjoy your mothers day!
Until next time, happy reading!