Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Books I've finished lately

I'm seriously slacking on my 2013 reading goal.


My goal is 45 books and I'm only at 30. Thirty books in one year sounds good, until you see the part where it says I'm currently 7 books behind. I need to haul ass and do some speed reading to catch up and get back on track with my goal for the year. Do you think I can do it? I do!

Here's a look at the last 5 books I finished- I happen to really like them all.


  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth- This one is the 3rd book in her young adult dystopian/science fiction series, Divergent. I would have to say dystopian is probably one of my favorite genres because I love all of the different ideas on what a post-apocalyptic world would be like in the future. If you like The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner series, you'll probably love this one. A lot of people gave this 3rd one bad reviews because of a major plot spoiler that was revealed, but I gave it 5 stars and thought the twist was quite fitting and perfect for the storyline and characters. 
  • The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty- I don't usually go for these kind of books, but I went out on a limb here (plus it's a New York Times Bestseller). This part won me over when reading a little about the storyline: Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . ." I gave this one 4 stars.
  • Under the Dome by Stephen King- My first Stephen King novel! The idea of a small town being shut off from the rest of the world and being stuck inside of a dome intrigued me. This little town is pretty corrupt too, so there's a lot of extra drama and conflict involved. I'm not a fan of the TV show and haven't watched, but I've seen a few previews and I'm glad I did because it helped me put a face with the character names (there are a lot of characters and it gets a little confusing at times). 4 stars!
  • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (this is a pen name for JK Rowling)- I absolutely loved this book from the very beginning. I felt like I was actually in the story, and I could really relate to the one female character in particular. This book is more of an adult murder-mystery type, and JK Rowling is an amazing storyteller and made this book come to life. The twists and turns left me not wanting to put this one down. 5 stars!
  • Shutdown by Heather Anastasiu- This is the 3rd book in her Glitch series (another young adult dystopian one) and I loved it. The romance thrown into the plot isn't too overdone- I hate when a good book or series is ruined by stupid love interests. Can we just have a female heroine who doesn't give it all up for love? While this one wasn't quite as good as the first one, I still give it 4 stars. 
And Heather Anastasiu made me fangirl a bit when she tweeted me back. Eeep!
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    I've had this one on my to-read list for a while now and I've heard really good things about it!

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    6 comments:

    1. I loved The Cuckoo's Calling too - it was the perfect, old-fashioned British murder mystery. I feel like the book ended by hinting at a series, but perhaps JKR won't do it now since her cover was blown.

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    2. The Husband's Secret is one I am planning on reading soon. Glad you approved!

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    3. I actually just added The Husband's Secret to my list on Goodreads. Can't wait to read it!

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    4. I had a goal of 50, and I'm currently reading number 48. I was worried I wasn't going to finish, but I've been dedicating more time to finishing, so I think I'll be okay. I just finished some King, and I have The Cuckoo's Calling on my to read list. Good luck with your goal!

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    5. Ooo. I think I just found some new books to read! I love Stephen King and I am interested to try the JK Rowling one, too! My goal this year was 15 books. I'm almost there, but I need to get on it!

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    6. I actually finished reading Alligient last night, but haven't had a chance to write my review yet, although I do feel similar to you. Part of me hates the end, but I do think it made a lot of sense considering everything that had already happened.

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