She Reads

Sorry, I haven’t updated this page for a while now… Will do as soon as I find the time. So many books, so little time!

Ps I Love YouPs I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Where do I begin? In between my reading and sobs, I have managed to squeeze in a few unavoidable quick trips to the toilet – that’s how hooked this book got me. The moment I started reading, I was immediately out of touch with the world and I just had to finish it. And no, I can’t be bothered by anyone, not even my husband. The last time I have gotten this much engrossed in a book was with Destiny by Sally Beauman and that’s nearly a decade ago.

It’s a story about true love, soul mates, family, friendships, and celebrating life. It nearly covered everything, really. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It’s simply a lovely read. Unforgettable!

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Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book! Abby is your usual good girl with a dark past, while Travis is the very definition of the man your parents wouldn’t want you identified with, so much so, be in love with. Their magnetic pull towards each other is simply crazy, and bound for a disaster.

I enjoyed the roller coaster ride and the length of the book was just enough not to keep you hanging and wanting for more. The story came very close to the reality of obsessive and dangerous kind of love. Not to spoil your read, but do expect the following: sex, violence, gambling, hustling, love/hate, obsession, jealousy, lots of angst,and possessive love. Although, I found it amusing how Travis got away with his reckless behavior. I wouldn’t recommend this to people who are easily offended by violence.

If you adore bad boys, then you will definitely find this book to be a pleasurable read. I actually finished the book in one sitting, all 344 pages, need I say more?

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Sundays At TiffanysSundays At Tiffanys by James Patterson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It is a story about a lonely little girl, Jane, and her imaginary friend, Michael. Michael leaves Jane as soon as she turn 9 years old, only for their paths to cross again many years later. Jane never forgot about Michael, and so did he…call it “real” love, except the problem is: is Michael real this time?

This is not your usual James Patterson story, but it is a fast read like the many others. Was it hard to put the book down? No. It surely caught my interest though. The concept of having an imaginary friend has fascinated me since time immemorial. I realized I know a few people who actually has them, as a form of escapism or part of their “made up” life. Strange.

Back to the book, it’s a good laid back read. I found myself rooting for Michael and Jane’s relationship, finger-crossing that their love survives the odds. Who doesn’t like a happy ending, right? Anyhow, I also found myself making excuses for the lack of explanation on Michael’s existence and Jane’s doormat submissive behavior. Despite that, I still liked the book. It’s quite refreshing really.

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An Abundance of KatherinesAn Abundance of Katherines by John Green

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sadly, I am off to a bad start with John Green. Not quite sure if I could still endure the whiny Colin prodigy character much longer, I had to throw in the towel halfway through. I simply had enough anagrams & “fugging” to last a year or so. Too much Katherines and whining in a book can be very overwhelming, I now reckon.

Not giving up on John Green just yet though. I still have Looking for Alaska,Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars to attend to soon. Hopefully they won’t be as painful to read as this one.

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Because You Tempt Me (Because You Are Mine, #1)Because You Tempt Me by Beth Kery

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Because You Are Mine is an eight-part novella series which unsurprisingly, is about a billionaire (yet again) who fell in lust (then love) to an unsuspecting normal girl (an artist, no less) who later, after several lustful scenes, finds herself to be madly in love with mister mogul as well. Of course, the man’s struggle to commit was factored in, and the self-doubt of the other – Fifty Shades of Grey all over again.
I’m not a fan of it being serialized (in instalments – all 8 parts total to 368 pages only!), as you are barely given enough to read to warm up to it. As a result, the storyline and characters are not fully developed and each part (very short one at that) are more focused on the steamy sessions.
I wouldn’t write this off right away; it is a quick and good enough read indeed (if you’re a Fifty Shades fan who needs something to fill the void from Christian Grey). I’m still unsure if all 8 parts are worth your penny though.

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I Heart New York (I Heart, #1)I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You ever have those moments where you just want to run off to the farthest place possible where no one who knows you could ever reach you? You know that escapist’s desire to run away and start anew? Lindsey Kelk have absolutely hit that mark with her hilariously written I Heart series of books.

The heroine, Angela Clark, endearingly clumsy and reckless as she might be, is almost worthy of hero-worship really. Imagine impulsively flying across the globe on the same day your heart has been broken, all for new beginnings. Hoorah! Who wouldn’t want that? How many among us would be brave enough to do such a thing though? Hah. I have identified with the need to flee. I have chosen to settle with escaping vicariously through these books instead. Fun and safer that way, makes you dread the last pages of the book where you have no choice but to close it and get back to reality. Bummer.

I have fashionably lived and struggled all the way from New York to London through these books. I have fallen in-love with a hipster “hottie” from Brooklyn in the character of Alex, the heroine’s boyfriend. And I almost feel like I’m an expert in the fashion industry now. Free to dream.

My verdict? Definitely a good read. It’s light, funny, and refreshing in its subtle way. I’m currently on the fifth book of the series, I heart London, eager to get my hands on the next one; fingers crossed there’d be more to follow.

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Anyone But YouAnyone But You by Jennifer Crusie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This has been my first book of Jennifer Crusie and it has been a delight to read! Anyone But You is the kind of book you would want to go home to after a long tiring day at work. No deep thinking, or serious thoughts involved; only a lot of laughter and cute romance.
I felt a little rushed towards the last chapters though, or it could just be me regretting that the story is about to end. All in all, it’s a fun read! I’m eyeing my next Jennifer Crusie book already!

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BookendsBookends by Jane Green

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was thrilled to find that the book revolves around the dynamics of friendships and the differences in the characters, although this wasn’t established right away; I was lost during the first few chapters, and then not, and then lost again. I also quite enjoyed the occasional banter between friends. There’s definitely humor in it, a failed attempt in keeping its readers entertained. There were a lot of unnecessary ramblings in the narration that it could easily make you skip a few pages in boredom.

It’s my first Jane Green read, and I may not do it again.

Whatever happened to Eddie anyway?

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