What I’ve Read During Quarantine

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

You’ve probably heard all about this book, and rightfully so! I hadn’t planned on reading it for a while, but Amazon was selling it for just $10 (and they still are!), so I scooped it up immediately. At first it took me a while to get into it, but eventually I couldn’t put it down and just had to finish. The author’s writing is absolutely beautiful and completely transports you to the marsh. It’s an interesting look at socio-economic status, and I highly recommend this book!

RATING: 5/5


TWICE IN A BLUE MOON

Okay, I had high hopes for this book – especially since I’ve heard nothing but great things about Christina Lauren (they’re actually two authors and not one person). Unfortunately, it was a major disappointment. It took forever to get into the meat of the story, and then once it did – everything just seemed so unrealistic and absurd. Don’t get me wrong – I love a good, romantic YA novel, but this was not it. If you’ve read it, I would love to hear your thoughts!

RATING: 2/5


THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER

I loved this book! It was such a cute and easy read, and made me long for a vacation/makeover/long break of my own! This book is about Amy Byler, a single mom, who has been left by her husband and gets a second chance at love. I thought the author did a great job of showing the hardships of being a parent, and how much is selflessly sacrificed when having children.

RATING: 5/5


SUCH A FUN AGE

This book had been at the top of my list as soon as it came out. I had heard such differing opinions, and knew I needed to read it to see how I felt. While I didn’t dislike the book, I didn’t love it either. I think the subject matter of fetishizing black people is so spot on, but I think the author did a disservice when it came to how she portrayed the black characters. Overall, I think it was a decent read.

RATING: 3/5

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