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Recent Reads: September

It's book day on this little blog! The quest to become a bookworm is going well, and dare I say that I would actually consider myself a reader now? I have a list longer than Santa's naughty list on Goodreads of books I want to read in the future- one fine day I will get to them all! I am excited for some travel days ahead. I've decided that there is really no better time to read than on an airplane!

Okay, so on to my 3 most recent reads...



Perfect Chemistry
by Simone Elkeles

I really enjoyed this one. A lot of books take me several chapters or more to actually get into, but I enjoyed this one from the start. It's basically the high school version of Grease meets How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. It's hardly realistic but would make a fabulously cheesy romantic comedy. It's an easy read and kept me engaged the entire time. There was a twist at the end to keep me on my toes, and I would recommend it to a friend!


Flightsend
by Linda Newbery

Confession: I chose to read this because it was shorter than most novels, and I didn't feel like I had the time to commit to a super long book. That was a mistake. I really should never choose to read something based on the number of pages, and I learned that lesson with this book. I finished all 256 pages and had absolutely no idea what I had just read. It didn't seem like anything happened. It was a documentation of a girl's summer after moving to a new house, but it lacked a single exciting incident in my opinion. The girl did adopt a dog, and I am all about people adopting dogs, so I guess there's that. Other than that, I can't recommend this one for your to-read list.


The Lucky One
by Nicholas Sparks

You really cannot go wrong with Nicholas Sparks. While I did feel like this book took me several chapters to get into, I couldn't stop reading by the end of it. It was sweet and cheesy and the whole time, I didn't know how it was going to end. I have not seen the movie yet, but I am not really sure how Zac Efron was cast as Logan Thiboult. Thiboult is supposed to be a rugged, gruff man with long hair, so that image doesn't really scream Zac Efron to me, but I am excited to watch it nonetheless! I liked this book. If you are late to the party like I was and haven't read it, read it now!

So that's it for September reads! Have you read anything amazing lately?


12 comments :

Carly Blogs Here said...

Great reviews! I haven't read anything by Nicholas Sparks in such a long time- I wouldn't mind reading another one sometime soon!

Elizabeth (anchortales.com) said...

I LOVE The Lucky One! It's the book that got me hooked on Nicholas Sparks in the first place! The movie is so good as well :)

Jenn @ Lost in the Right Direction said...

I loved the Lucky One as well, and like you I wasn't so sure about the casting for the movie but I actually really ended up liking the movie.

Bailey Kay said...

The Lucky One is one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books. My favorite, though, is Dear John-- which, spoiler warning, doesn't end the way you would hope. At least the book version doesn't.

Aishlea said...

If you want something easy to read and entertaining, try The Royal We. I loved it! (and all of Nicholas Sparks' books are my favorites!)

~*Laney*~ said...

I'm a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks and have been since The Notebook. The Lucky One - the movie was a good one! Zac did it well. It's The Longest Ride, I was disappointed in.

Jen said...

My books consist of textbooks haha!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Do you have the Overdrive app on your phone? You can rent them from your library (assuming you have a library card) and read them for free! It's pretty neat!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Nicholas Sparks does have some good books out. I love reading!

Janelle Vannice said...

I love The Lucky One - both the book and movie! :)

Stephanie said...

You really can't go wrong with a Sparks book. I wasn't as fond of the movie version. I felt like they left a lot out of it plot wise. Also you will find as a reader that you will never find an end to your reading list. It is always growing!

Lisa C said...

If you see The Lucky One, you will definitely appreciate Zac Efron as Logan :)

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