Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Daisy Jones & The Six πŸ”₯πŸŽ™πŸŽΈπŸŽΌπŸŽ€ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The SixDaisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So of course I have heard about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books before now, No self-respecting book blogger hasn’t; but I knew they were good and I knew I wanted to savor them slowly, like you are supposed to, and that meant waiting until I had time off work.

The day finally came and I really wanted to start with Daisy Jones & The Six since I am also a massive music snob. And my friend had recommended that if I was going to start with Daisy, that I should do the audiobook.

I am so glad I listened to this instead of reading. I mean I do think the written version is amazing but let me tell you the audiobook ROCKS.

Holy shit did these narrators DELIVERED. The whole book is this cinematic recounting of the greatest band that ever was and how every single person involved remembers the experience of being on top of the world and the road that put them there (and out).

It was so incredibly interesting, fast-paced and edge-of-your-seat conflict and feelings galore ensured. I lived to listen to Daisy, Karen, Camila, Simone—omg, the girls in this book are goddesses.

And the guys, well dudes will be dudes but also: the Dunne brothers are just some of the realest men I’ve ever read.

Basically the whole cast is what makes this story so great. So many flaws in all of them


Man, also, the SONGS. And the lyrics, and the ending, and the feelings. I didn’t know it could be satisfying to get your heart broken but here we are. Proceed with caution, people. This book will wreck you.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Review: Eight Hours by Lia Louis

Eight Perfect HoursEight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I consider myself to be a (non) certified holidays specialist. I love the Christmas season. I love every movie, song and story. Therefore I was 100% ready to dive right into Eight Hours, a book that promised all the feel-good stuff.

It’s about Noelle Butterby, a girl who’s spend all her life putting herself last, who suddenly finds herself in a traffic jam that lasts eight hours, where she meets the guy in the neighboring car, Sam Atwood.

This seemingly random encounter starts a chain of events in Noelle’s life that makes her reconsider all the aspects of her life she has been neglecting. She was a really likable main character, grounded and loving, you can’t help but root for her.

The book is full of “too good to be true” encounters and accidental meet-ups, but hey, that’s all part of the magic, isn’t it? *wink*. Although I do confess that I felt it was a little slow in the middle, but the romantic aspect of it was fantastic and it kept me going. The pieces falling into place were the best part for me, really gave you that “it was FATED” feeling.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

People We Meet On Vacation πŸ– ☀️ by Emily Henry

People We Meet on VacationPeople We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emily Henry has once again managed to create a sweet, gorgeous, and fun novel about people falling in love. This time around, though it was especially special, meaning it was so full of complex emotions and feelings that neither Poppy, Alex or myself could pinpoint exactly when everything changed.

For the longest time I have been a fan of stories about former friends realizing they actually love each other as more-than-friends, so you can imagine how thrilling it was for me to get to participate in the deliciously slow-burn relationship.

Poppy and Alex shouldn’t like each other. They are too different. The only sensible thing would be for a platonic friendship to blossom. Problem is, this long friendship is born where they become just the person each of them can truly be themselves, these naked versions of themselves.

It was so nail-biting, painfully-glorious to watch these two lovely, fun, caring people wake up to the reality of their true feelings. And while yes, you might have already realized where this is going, I assure you, the ride is one-hundred percent worth it.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

One Night Only by Catherine Walsh

One Night OnlyOne Night Only by Catherine Walsh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It has been ages since I’ve gotten so hooked on a story, on a pair of characters (or I guess in a whole group of characters) that I actually fly through the book like a hungry miss pac-man. One Night Only brought some fresh fun and romance to my life this weekend and it deserves its corresponding good review.

Sarah is a commitmentphobe who is living her worst nightmare, her one-night stand turns out to be Declan, the brother of her best friend’s fiancΓ©. That puts both of them into all kinds of awkward and hilarious situations they can’t escape.

Now of course this had the potential to be wonderfully messy, but both Sarah and Declan are so funny and wonderful that I just wanted them to turn out to be perfect for each other. So I spent a few hours completely engrossed in what was one of the most fun books I’ve read in a while. I am so totally reading whatever Catherine Walsh puts out next. Until then catch me wearing my copy of One Night Only down to the bone.

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