Wrap Ups

Reading Wrap Up 2017 – Books #[51-60]

This was supposed to go up by the end of July and now it’s the end of August and just like that, I’m the queen of procrastination. These are all the book I’ve completed recently (well, not so recently) and here are my opinions on them :))

P.S. The next wrapup is going to take a loooong time to come so this is pretty much the last wrapup for a while :)

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

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This is a cute adult contemporary story on marriage, love, friendship and fidelity. It’s the best kind of book to pick up randomly, and be pleasantly surprised from. It has no well-formed plot, but still manages to be a compelling read! Read my review here.

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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This was absolutely amazing. It was real, raw and heartbreakingly emotional. A must read, it basically spans the story of a girl coming from an abusive household who falls into an abusive relationship and how she finds her way out of it. Read my review here.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

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This is the second Paula Hawkins novel, and though I can’t say which one I loved more, I’m still glad I picked this one up! It’s an intense murder mystery and though it has its cons, I’d still suggest reading it:)

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

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This is a YA thriller I picked up expecting quite a lot from, but eventually got disappointed from. Though the writing is addictive and the story moderately good, the flat, horribly-written characters and the representation of a few things was what ruined this for me. Read my review here!

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adeyabo

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This is the kind of book I love, the kind of stuff I mainly want to spend time reading. An excellent novel about a woman unable to bear her husband a child, and the measures they take from then on. Must, must, must read.

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

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I just did not get the point of all these stories. I’m anyway not the hugest Roxane Gay fan, but this short story collection was really not good. Hugely unremarkable and even more disapppinting.

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

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A short novella I mainly read to get one book done during the BookTuber-A-Thon. It was a quick, cute read, but nothing worth remembering or even talking too much about. I would far recommend Rowel’s full-length YA novels.

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

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I DNFed this book. I tried, guys, I tried. But I was in the hugest reading slump, and a complexly written magical realism love story was not the right thing to pick up.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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This is an adult thriller I picked up only because the premise sounded really good. Though I did enjoy it a lot initially, it eventually became boring and the ending was quite flat. The writing was addictive and engaging, but the overall plot was nothing special.

Whiskey Words and a Shovel II by R.H. Sin

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Hugely annoying, repetitive, boring poetry and some absurd assumptions about women. Basically sums up this book. Regret picking this up.


So these are all the books I had to talk about! Have you read any of these books? What are some books you’ve read recently? Share below!

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8 thoughts on “Reading Wrap Up 2017 – Books #[51-60]

  1. Awesome wrap-up post! I love the covers of Standard Deviations and Bad Romance. Going to check out your reviews. Sorry, you didn’t care for One Of Us Is Lying. I am afraid to pick it up just because I don’t feel like it’s going to live to the hype I’ve seen going around.

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    1. Yes their covers are great! I don’t think it lived up to the hype, though there have been quite a few negative reviews going around about it too. If you do pick it up, I hope you enjoy it :)

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