One Day by David NichollsWhen I mentioned reading this book a month or so ago, a ton of you commented that you were very curious to see what I thought of it. At first I really didn't like this book. It was a slow read, and I couldn't quite get into the story. Once I got through the first half though I really started to enjoy it. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that I hated the ending. Overall, I'm really glad that I read it though. I still haven't seen the movie, and plan to watch it soon!
50 Shades of Grey Trilogy by E.L. JamesI'm a sucker for any book that gets a lot of buzz, so I couldn't resist this series after all of the attention it was getting. I didn't read these books nearly as quickly as many of you did, but I definitely got sucked in. Overall, the writing is pretty lackluster, and the plot parallels Twilight so closely that the story becomes predictable, but I did enjoy them. The love story was entertaining, and well, the parts that got this book so much attention definitely made this prude blush more than once. I'm glad that I read them though, and haven't talked to too many people that haven't enjoyed them.
Insurgent by Veronica RothI couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequel to Divergent, but didn't really love this book as much as I'd hoped. I think the biggest problem was that it has been months since I read Divergent, and I couldn't really keep all of the characters and factions straight in my head. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I'd read it right after finishing Divergent. Overall, I'm still a huge fan of this series and recommend it, but I do suggest reading a thorough summary of Divergent first if it's been awhile! Has anyone heard what the 3rd book will be called and when it's going to be released? I have a feeling I'll be waiting a long while to see how this series ends!
Bloom by Kelle HamptonI'd heard so many wonderful things about this book from several bloggers recently, and couldn't wait to read Kelle Hampton's memoir. Kelle's story of having a daughter with Down Syndrome is touching and beautifully written. This book is full of photographs that Kelle has taken of her family, and they really help add to the story. I'm now a loyal follower of Kelle's blog, Enjoying the Small Things, and can't wait to continue to read about her family's journey. I read this whole book in less than 24 hours and highly recommend it!
The Next Always by Nora RobertsI'm currently reading the first book in the Nora Robert's Inn Trilogy. I loved her bride quartet, and so far this series seems to have a very similar feeling and I'm really enjoying it. I'll be back with a full report once I get it finished.
Here are some other books I plan to read this summer:
- 11th Hour by James Patterson
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
- Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
- The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts (Book 2 in the Inn Trilogy, Book 3 will be released in Nov.)
- The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
- Where We Belong by Emily Giffin (Available July 24th)
- I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
What do you hope to read this summer?