Something About Books | Currently Reading

by - 10/13/2015

Hello Lovelies!
It feels like it's been such a long time since I did a 'Something About' post. I fell into that rut of not really wanting to read anything and just went on watching shows and trying to catch up in that aspect of my life (which will never happen, btw). This is kind of a different kind of Currently Reading/Book Haul kind of thing. As you can probably tell from the little stickers at the top, these books are not ones I've purchased. I still go to the library. A LOT. Most of my friends have kindles and nooks, which I think is pretty cool and convenient because you don't have all that weight with you, but I much prefer the tangible thing. Plus I like smelling the pages. No shame, it's one of my favorite smells. I haven't read through all of these yet, but I really wanted to show you what my nose has been in lately.

One of my ongoing missions in the book world was to find and read all books written by Sara Shepard, which most of you will know as the author of Pretty Little Liars, which I have loved for years until the show started tearing apart Aria and Ezra. Ugh. That's a rant for another post. Anyway, I found a good handful of books that she had written both before and after PLL. The Heiresses is one of her newest. I had seen a lot of negative reviews on this on Goodreads, which most of you will know is basically where I'm constantly updating my virtual library. If you'd like to follow me, you can find my page here! I love a good mystery and I do think that Sara Shepard has this genre down well. I will admit that she writes a lot about privileged people with lots of money and all that jazz, which can be exhausting, but the plot to this story was well thought out, I think. The only thing I didn't like was that we are introduced to a lot of characters all at once, and they all have different narratives. If you've read her before, you know that she likes to write in different perspectives, and there are around six or seven narratives, not to mention a whole slew of related characters. BUT. A good plot and mystery, altogether. I'd honestly love another installment.

Another by Sara Shepard, I have to say that I don't quite know how to feel about this one. I definitely went through it easily enough, but it wasn't quite mystery, though it did have some hidden family secrets. And thankfully, only one narrative. It follows a girl whose father is slowly descending into mental illness, her mother has just up and left, and her brother is extreme in some ways. Her life is a constant up and down struggle and I found myself shaking my head at some of her decisions, though she was dealing with some pretty heavy stuff. I suppose I could say that I liked it and would recommend it to someone if they described that they were looking for something like this, though I probably wouldn't pick it up and read it again.

Currently, I'm in the middle of reading this one. I can't get over the cover, by the way, I absolutely love fall and all the leaves here just make my heart melt! This one has three narratives and a little bit of a mystery, though it has mostly been focused on family issues and miscommunication. I can't give a proper review, since I'm still in the process, but so far so good! This is the last novel I have by Sara in this little haul and after this, I think it'll be good to finally move on to someone else.

I have a couple other books in the haul that I'll be working on. I have incentive. They're all due before the 30th!
What have you been reading?

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