Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List. I use Goodreads to track my To Be Read pile. I used to use it as a wishlist of sorts, but now I only add books that I actually own, to keep the list more organized. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

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Book Review

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl is one of those books that was a massive bestseller and actually had a decent movie adaptation – to say I was excited to read this book would be an understatement. Gone Girl was unlike anything I have ever read before – a tightly wound thriller with tension for days and legitimately surprising twists and turns.

Gone Girl is about the relationship between Nick and Amy, whose marriage has been far from perfect for several years. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. All that is left behind is a violent crime scene and a clue to the start of Nick and Amy’s traditional anniversary treasure hunt. Nick is understandably upset with the speed of the investigation and starts to search for his wife by himself (and starts the treasure hunt). As time goes by, the police discover that the crime scene is fake and nothing is quite what it seems.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To. This one hits a little close to home, guys. I went through a lot of big life changes in 2018 and reading got pushed to the bottom of my priority list, sadly. That being said, I’m looking at this list with a glass-half-full perspective: I still have plenty of amazing books to read. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

Book Review

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

I’m going to be honest – I only bought this book to brink my shopping cart total up to get free shipping. The premise seemed cute (totally taken from You’ve Got Mail?) and I figured that that would be a pretty hard premise to mess up. Sadly, I was mistaken and this was easily one of the most boring and under-baked books I’ve read in a long time.

Alex, Approximately follows Bailey as she moves across the country to move in with her dad in beautiful California. She’s an avid movie fan – she lives and breathes classic cinema and is a part of an online community of fellow film fans. On these online forums she meets Alex, and they spend every waking hour discussing and watching movies together. When Bailey starts a new job, she meets Porter – a typical California surfer dude who she starts to feel things for. She spends the rest of the summer getting to know Porter while also low-key trying to find Alex – who turns out to be the same person as Porter.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018. This topic is pretty easy for me – I went through a period where I wasn’t really reading much due to life getting in the way. Since I didn’t read much for almost five years, some really great authors debuted and I was lucky enough to get to read some of them last year. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”