Guys, this was a good reading month for me. I finally have read more than 4 books! That’s right, read 5 this month, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself. I realize that last statement sounds kind of lame, but I really don’t care.
The only down side to this epic month is that I did not get to everything on my original TBR. I only read 2 out of the 7 books. I started 2 others, and missed the rest. Oops. It just leaves some awesome books for the next month.
Anyway let’s get to the books that I actually finished this month. Drum roll please.
1. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson — After I finished Matson’s most recent book, The Unexpected Everything (review here), I knew that I had to read more of her work. BookOutlet had a great deal on a box set of her three other novels, so of course I picked it up along with The Unexpected Everything. I chose this one over the other three because it was her first book. I figured I should probably read the rest in publication order.
This book follows Amy and Roger who embark on this epic road trip across the country. Amy’s family recently moved from California to Connecticut, and it’s Amy’s job to get the car to Connecticut. Roger is there to drive her because she refuses to get behind the wheel after her father died in a car accident. Adventure, with a side of romance ensues.
All I wanted to do while reading this book was go on a road trip. The feeling lasted even after I finished it. While I thought the pacing was a little slow, I really enjoyed reading this book. I like how Matson develops relationships in such a natural way. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a solid road trip book. (Rating: 4/5 Stars)
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston — This book has been following me and begging me to read it. Even before it was released. It is basically a retelling of Cinderella featuring fandom and nerds. Three of my favorite things. I had such high hopes for this book and I was not let down. It was so adorable! I loved the dual perspective, it really added a layer to the story and made you fall in love with both of of our main characters. I thought the end could have been stronger, but still a solid book. Can’t wait to see what she comes out with next. (Rating: 4/5 Stars)
3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne — This is another book I’ve heard a lot of buzz about from BookTube and also a good friend of mine. As I was on a contemporary kick, I decided to pick this one up. It is “adult” fiction that follows two coworkers that hate each other. They are both gunning for the same promotion and somehow fall in love.
I also really enjoyed this one. Who doesn’t love a good hate to love novel? Similarly to Geekerella, I thought this book fell apart at the end. At least for me. That being said it was still a ton of fun and I enjoyed reading it a lot. Man is our male lead, Joshua, so swoon worthy. It was such a great debut novel and I can’t wait to see what Sally Thorne writes next. (Rating: 4/5 Stars)
4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas — Yes. I’ve finally finished this extremely hyped, massive book. Oh. My. God.
This is the second book in the ACOTAR series by Maas. She has such a way of writing addicting books. Sure, they may be a little problematic but they are so entertaining. This one is no different and featured some of the best character development I have read by her. I can see why everyone has been so excited about this book because it was epic. I really enjoyed it and thought it was an excellent sequel. Absolutely cannot wait to get into ACOWAR. Check out my review here. (Rating: 4.5/5 Stars)
5. Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky — This was definitely the most unique book I read this month. That being said, I don’t think it’s a book for everyone. It follows these fangirls who kidnap a member of a boy band. Craziness ensues from there.
This is definitely a dark comedy that parodies the fangirl life. I picked this book up because it involved fangirls and sounded absolutely ridiculous. I like out there concepts and don’t think people take advantage of them enough. Especially in the “real world.” I wasn’t super impressed by the writing. Also, there were a few issues I had with it. At the same, I really l loved reading it and laughed out loud multiple times. It was an interesting take on fangirls. (Rating: 3.5/5 Stars)
Boom. 5 more books read this year. I’m officially on track for my 2017 Reading Goals, which is kind of exciting. This was definitely a good reading month and I hope next month is just as good.
If I had to pick a favorite book of the month, I’m gonna have to go with A Court of Mist and Fury. It was just great and I loved all of the characters. It had this whole team thing going on that was awesome. Seriously, cannot wait to read the next book and see where the story goes next.
Also, I will be reviewing most, if not all, of these books. I’m still behind with my reviews! I’m almost caught up, but I will get there. Promise.
What books did you read this month? Did you read any of these? Was this month also a good reading month for you? Let’s chat down in the comment section below.