Wednesday, June 21, 2017

currently reading

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I'm back with another Book Review! Scroll down to see my most recent book reviews!

The Silver Linings Playbook || I saw the movie before I read this book, and even though the movie was “different”, I still enjoyed it and wanted to give the book a shot. I actually really, really enjoyed it. It was both funny and kept me interested throughout the whole thing. It also gave a look into mental health awareness, which I am always grateful for. 

overall, 4/5.

Here If You Need Me || I actually found this book at a thrift store, and it sounded good so I grabbed it. I figured it was only .50 if I really hated it, haha. It is a true story, and was written as a biography but was like a storyline. I don’t usually read books like this, but it wasn’t half bad. The beginning was better than the rest, in my opinion. I sort of lost interest half way through, and I had some conflicting thoughts about my faith versus her faith. I don’t think I would read it again, but I don’t regret buying it!

overall, 3/5.

The Life I Left Behind || Ahhhh this book. This book was…conflicting. The cover made the book sound like an on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of book, which I love, so I grabbed it. Here’s why it was conflicting: the storyline was really good. The author has a great imagination and it was a great story. But, it was so hard to read. The chapters bounced around, and you had to really focus to figure out what year/time/area you were in. I’m personally not a fan of books that jump around, but this book had really good potential. It was just frustrating to read. Also, the ending: I was literally sitting at the kitchen table at dinner when I finished, and I read the last page and looked up at Kyle and said, “Wait, what?” 

overall, 1.5/5.

Two by Two || Nicholas Sparks is my homeboy. He’s my favorite author ever, and if I ever write a book, he’s my inspiration. I love his style of writing, and I have never read a book of his (which is all of them, in case you’re wondering) that I didn’t love - including this one. This one was different than his normal style, but not in a bad way. It had a love story in it like his usual style, but it focused more on other loves in life - like children and family. It was great, even if it was a change of scenery for him.

overall, 5/5.

Who Do You Love || I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. It did jump between characters and time frames, but not in a hard-to-follow way. It touched on the “hush hush” areas of society that many people don’t talk about, but the author did it in a way that makes you want to go help every person you can. The only part I didn’t like about it was that the main male character was kind of a jerk. Some of the things that he did or said in the book kind of put me off. There were even a couple times I was like, “Oh, I’m not rooting for him anymore.” I don’t like characters like that in “love stories” because it worries me that a young girl is going to read it and think it’s okay for a man to treat her like that. But other than that, it was a good read.

overall, 4/5.

Prodigal Son || I think this is the first book by Danielle Steel that I have read, but I’ve seen her name many times. I was very happy I picked up this book though because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her writing almost reminds me of Sparks’, and I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much. It seemed like a plot that he would write about. It was very good, and even though you could kind of figure out the ending early on in the game, I would still recommend it. I look forward to reading more of her books.

overall, 4/5.


  1. I have been wanting to read Two by Two, but haven't yet. Love Nicholas Sparks books.

  2. Well now I have so many books to add to my summer reading list! :)

  3. Oh my, you just added a half a dozen books to my to read list!! Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorites and I had been wondering about Two by Two. Looks like I need to get on that!