Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming to you with a new reading update for this past week! I’ve been in a really really good reading mood lately, to the point where I haven’t watched a single movie this month and I’m hardly listening to any music, which is completely unlike me, but also I’m really enjoying all of these different stories I’m reading!
So far this month I’ve read 4 new releases and I’m honestly so proud of myself and hoping to read at least one more before the month is up! I’m also contuing last week’s theme of being super into romance, so if anyone has any good 2021 romance recommendations!
My Goodreads Goal Update!
What I’ve been reading!
🎧 – audiobook
📚 – library copy (physical)
🔁 – re-read
🌈 – queer
✨ – 2021 release
The Viscount Who Loved Me | 🔁🎧
I don;t have a whole lot about The Viscount Who Loved Me except that I’m having an interesting time going back and re-reading this series now that I’ve actually finished the series and I know everything that happens, and also having seen the show. Julia Quinn’s love interests are so much more appealing when they’re not in their own books. I love Anthony but when he’s the main character he’s borderline unbearable and treats kate like a child and that’s also the way he talks about her a lot of the time which is completely disgusting. The man is either horny dot com or talking about her like he’s her dad… it’s n a s t y and not in a good way. And the same can be said for the other men in the series. Benedict is full on and forcesful and Colin has legit anger issues and manhandles Penelope for all of his book, but we never see any of that in the other books.
Lost in The Never Woods | ✨🎧
Aiden Thomas really said Rise of The Guardians but make it Peter Pan!
This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and while it wasn’t a total letdown, it definitely didn’t live up to how much I’d hyped it up in my head! I love Peter Pan retellings and there were aspects of this that I adored, like Aiden Thomas’ writing and the little insights we got into Peter, but other than that, this felt undercooked and like it needed to go through a few more edits before getting published.
This felt like a cliche fanfic idea that had a lot of potential but missed the mark! Some really interesting ideas and character descriptions that make me think this would’ve been better as an animation or graphic novel, rather than a book.
Find my full review on Goodreads & StoryGraph!
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café 🎧
- The Deal 🎧🔁
- The Wall of Winnipeg and Me 🎧
- Act Your Age, Eve Brown 🎧✨
- Arsenic and Adobo 🎧✨
- The Soulmate Equation 🎧✨
- How to Mars ✨
What are you currently reading?
Are we reading any of the same books?