Three months later….
Okay so I’m a flop.
What else is new?
The last two months have been crazy, I’m unemployed, I’m applying for grad school and I’ve taken six pretty intense tests.
All of this to become a teacher… a ridiculously underpaid career choice.
But it’s okay and whatever, kids are great. I haven’t been reading many YA books, because all the copies I have are physical, and when I’m stressed I tend to stick to romance books on my kindle.
I’m starting something new on my vlog called SPOTLIGHT!
One of the reasons I pulled away from blogging is because of the types of reviews I was posting. While I do read lots of YA and I’m currently writing a YA novel… 90% of the time…if someone catches me reading on my kindle, or at the BART station or WHATEVER….it’s a romance novel.
So I’ve decided to spotlight my favorite romance novels every wednesday. I considered posting reviews of new romance novels, or something like that. But… I don’t want to do that. I’m really picky with books and this sounds pretentious AF but, I start about 20 books a week and probably finish 3-5. It would be way easier for me to spotlight books i love, and reread on a constant basis.
The plan is to do this once a week, but this seems like easy, and simple content I genuinely want to do, and it may occur more than once a week.
I’m…going to start with older books, and move up to more recent releases.
Spotlight #1 is…..
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Ok, don’t be discouraged by the insanely low reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. This is a book I reread at LEAST four times a year, every few months.
A lot of the reviews mention that this book reads like Meg Cabot’s YA books, and I definitely agree (to an extent). But that’s what I’ve always enjoyed about her stories. They’re consistent, and FUN.
This is the THIRD book in a trilogy, and the more I think about it…this is so random. I remember checking out all of the books from my local library, absolutely hating the first two and LOVING this one.
The first novel, Queen of Babble is crazy reminiscent of Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella, but not nearly as good. And the second is just…boring. By the time I got to the second book I was sick of both love interests.
Then it got messy and the cheating started.
Basically, she gets rid of the main guy, and exchanges him for the other. 16 year old me ate this up, and 7 years later….23 year old me STILL is eating this up. Usually, I hate couple stories that are not standalone, but this is the exception. Because I literally read this book like it is a standalone, and the first two don’t exist.
Do I recommend this? Not really. But I do. It’s old, and pretty cheap on Amazon (the entire series), and it’s definitely available at most libraries. So if you can get it cheap or for free, I would.
(I do NOT recommend this book if you were angered by the 3rd novel in the Bridget Jones series.)
I’m trying to think of a book that centers cheating, but I can’t really find one because it’s not a trope I typically read.