Review: The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

Challenge criteria: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to.

Blurb:

Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…

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YA myths debunked 

Ask people who don’t like to read a lot of YA and they’ll all tell you roughly the same things. It’s boring. It’s too easy. It’s too fluffy. I’ve heard these time and time again, and I’m here to set the record straight.

There are quite a few common misconceptions about YA fiction, but these are the most common ones I felt really needed to be addressed.

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Six books I did not finish

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I may be a massive bookworm, but there are some books that even I couldn’t get through. There’s no book too long, but there can be a book too tedious.

Marking a book as DNF, or did not finish, is almost like admitting defeat. There can be so many reasons why you would abandon a book halfway through – maybe you couldn’t get into the story, or perhaps it was just too long for your concentration to hold at the time.

Whatever reason, these are some of the books I’ve closed the cover on long before the final page. If I can’t get into it after three reading attempts, our relationship comes to an end.

Image via Jared Hiebert

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Six for Sunday: Questions I Want to ask Authors

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from Eenalol.

I’ve got a lot of respect for authors. They create worlds we lose ourselves in, and can dream up characters that some of us take into our hearts faster and fonder than we do our own friends and family. I’ve even tried my hand at writing a book myself. It’s with this that I come to the feet of the authors of the world with just a few questions.

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Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Challenge criteria: A book made into a movie you’ve already seen

Blurb:

Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

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