Books I’ve Read Recently

Recently Read

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I sure did! On Saturday I got to go down to my nephew/godson’s 3rd birthday party and on Sunday I stayed home and did nothing but read and stay in bed. It’s rare for me to have a Sunday just to myself nowadays so when I do I take full advantage. I recently discovered reading again after losing internet and not getting any wifi in my room. My dad is trying to fix it but at the meantime I can’t do much in there unless I go out to the living room. So I decided in the beginning of August to check out some books online and buy them on my iPad. I haven’t read all year which is really strange for me. The past 2 years I’ve read quite a number but this year I had read none. I usually took books to my cousin since there was no internet at her place and I would happily get an internet detox for a week and just read the whole time. Now that she is abroad and I can’t just go over to her house I didn’t need a reason to read. I think it’s pretty sad so when I all of a sudden had no signal in my bedroom and got tired of staring at the ceiling I remembered what I used to do back when there was no internet to rely on. I thought it would be nice to incorporate a little lifestyle here and there so I’m just going to show you a few books that I’ve read recently.

To start off with I have loved musician centric young adult reads. I just love when the story revolves around a musician or a rock star right now and I guess it comes down to wanting someone musical in my life since I know no one with musical talent. Maybe it is just my mind telling me that I want a bad boy rock star god to serenade me with his guitar and whisk me away to his tours and be his muse. I don’t know but a girl can dream for a rock star boyfriend. So the first one is Idol by Kristen Callihan and it was such a great read. I found it rally a nice light read and a storyline I find it something that I have read before but there is just something about it. A short summary in my explanation is a rock god of the most famous rock band goes into hiding and takes a break after stressful things in his life. He moves into the middle of nowhere in the country and of course meets a girl. They don’t get along at first and then he finds out she is a music lover to and it just starts from there. I enjoyed it and loved this and read it in a day and a half. It is the first and I’m waiting for the second. Next is The Fall Up and The Spiral Down by Aly Martinez which is just an amazing read and it took me two or maybe almost 3 days I guess to read this. I found this so entertaining to read and a unique story dealing with the behind the scenes of the life of the famous and maybe something similar happens in real life. The characters I found really interesting and loved finding their stories unfold and discover their problems and personalities. A short summary by me again is a girl is on a bridge every night and so is a guy they both are from different worlds but the guy thinks she there to commit suicide and she thinks the same about him and it just follows the two. The second one is LGBT which I think maybe the first one I’ve read. I love that they are coming out with more like that and I get to read it. I found the second one so interesting and found it so cute.

The next set of stories also follow a theme but this one is where it revolves around three separate story so one book is one story and you kind of get it. I love reading stories like that which have the common characters in their perspective. The series I’m refereeing to was Bad Habits by Staci Hart which has three books each individually named. I read them in order but they are standalone but I liked the flow of reading them in order to get the back story a little better. The last one I read like that was Anna and the French Kiss series and this is sort of like that but more grown up. I got into this because the first book involved around a professional ballet dancer and since again it is my dream to be one but failed at it reading it and living through the characters vigorously is all I can do. To give a short summary it is a group of 6 or more friends living in New York and it just centers about their love lives and their struggles. After I read all three I loved the characters and felt like I was in their friend group and knew them personally so thumbs up to the write to making them seem real and like people that really exist and are out there. I got through them in about 5 days total with all 3 books which I’m not sure if it was fast or slow but this series I didn’t want to end and just read on and continue being a friend. I do recommend if you like books like that. I can’t tell you my favorite of the three but I did enjoy the first because it involved ballet but all of them had their own separate good points.

Another one is the typical teenage young adult reads. I found the P.S I Like You by Kasie West such a fun quick read. I read it in a day and love light and fluffy reads like that. I have read I think all of her books and find them so cute and keep going back to her work. A summary by me is about a girl in high school and she feels like she is not like everyone else and has such strange taste in everything. One day in chemistry class she gets her notebook taken away from the teacher as she is always writing in it during class. She is a song writer and always itching to write which I related to that scene s much as I did it in class all the time myself. She then writes a lyric of her favorite song on the desk. The next day someone writes back with the next lyric. It then follows the same story of a mysterious boy who she has so many things in common which she thought no one was like her. It’s really cute and a light hearted young romance story. I actually watched a similar Philippine movie just like it and loved that story so this was just like that.

There are a lot more I’ve read recently but if I go on then this post will be forever as I’ve read quite a lot in the past couple of months and have a lot more to go. In the picture you can find all the recent ones I have read or you can just follow my Goodreads page since I update it every time I start and finish a book. Also if there are any new books or releases I should know about and think I would love please suggest it and I’ll look into it. I hope you found this entertaining since it has been almost a year since I last did a book post like this. Another thing you should let me know how you find my book posts or should I just sick with fashion and beauty. It would help me out a lot. So I hope you liked this and maybe you’ll get reading next weekend too.

What is a certain theme book you always go back to?

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  1. Sarah Smiles
    September 27, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I always tend to go back to YA and crime books – definitely heading over to your Goodreads, I love new book recommendations! 🙂 xxSarah / Sarah Smiles

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Thanks Sarah! I've read one crime book recently and love t k should try some more out and isn't it fun to get new book recommendations. Jackie 🙂

  2. Heather Nixon
    September 27, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I haven't read any of these – I'm loving halloween/creepy books recently xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    • Jackie
      October 3, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Heather! I actually never thought of reading any spooky books I've always watched the movies but thanks for the idea. Jackie 🙂

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