Recent Reads

I reached my halfway mark on Goodreads last week and I was so happy to know that I am on track with my reading challenge. It’s really satisfying when you look back on all the books you’ve read and think of how much you either loved or hated it. I have to say that 2015 (so far) hasn’t been treating me too well in terms of good reads; but I have a feeling that’s going to change because I managed to get my hands on some really interesting looking books this weekend – which I will share soon. But for now, these are some of my recent reads:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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I am not sure how I feel about this book. I guess I expected something more from it even when I knew I shouldn’t. But I think that was the point of it though, to remind us that life is life. It should be lived and accepted for what it is. And sometimes we are put in real crappy situations whereΒ you have to let go of what you love most.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I am really getting into the whole YA, Science Fiction and Fantasy genres lately. When I first read the Divergent series I truly hated it; but I re-read it recently because I really wanted to like it, and I found that my opinion on it has changed quite a bit. So I am not surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Red Queen is also going to be a series, and if I have to compare, I would say it’s a mix between Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight. A story filled with drama, action, betrayal and a power struggle of epic proportions.

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

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After discussing this book with my sister-in-law who is also a major book worm like me, I was left with mixed feelings. When I was finished with The DUFF I didn’t particularly find it amazing, but I still liked it. I found it to be light and entertaining. My sister-in-law hated it and she explained why she had such strong feelings toward this book (which I understood and agreed with by the way) and made me rethink the entire experience. But I finally came to a conclusion about this book: no matter how strong you are or how confident you may feel, being rated or judged based on your looks is hurtful and demeaning and it affects everyone who has to deal with it. This is the lesson I chose to take from this book.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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When I saw all the hype about this book on the internet I knew I had to read it, especially since I was looking for something light. The first book was… nice. I mean, I enjoyed it and all but it didn’t live up to all the great reviews that I’ve seen. It was entertaining but filled with so much fluff which made it a drag. With that being said, in my opinion, there was absolutely no reason for a second book. I felt like the story had no depth; or substance for that matter. It left nothing to the imagination which defeats the purpose of reading for me.

What books have you read recently and is there anything you recommend? I’d love to have some idea of what to reach for on my next trip to the book store!

– Nihaad

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20 thoughts on “Recent Reads

    • Nihaad says:

      Aww thanx Tyler! I am still trying to find my way.. YouTube is extremely addictive! I will go watch something for a few minutes but then end up spending hours watching random videos. There are SO many fantastic books that’s been released lately, you will find something in no time! Xo

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    • Nihaad says:

      Hi MichΓ¨le! This is the only one I’ve read by her but I enjoy her writing so it won’t be the last. You should definitely give it a try, have a box of tissues near you though… πŸ™‚

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    • Nihaad says:

      Hi Fanny πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see more of you over here… You should read more, there’s some awesome stuff out there that will blow you away!

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  1. Karen Rees says:

    I was wondering why your posts weren’t showing up on my newfeed Nihaad – I wasn’t blooming following you!!!!! Have put right to that πŸ˜‰ hehe Awesome post huni, it’s been so long since I’ve fired up my kindle and snuggled down with a good read!! I’m a huge fan of Marian Keyes – have you read any of her books lately? Karen XXX

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    • Nihaad says:

      Oh yayyyy!!! Welcome Karen, so happy to have you over πŸ™‚ Thanks for following… Reading relaxes me and it keeps my mind in one place for a time, which I love because I have a million thoughts going through my head :/ it gets exhausting! I have some of her books but I have to say I never read anything by her yet. What would you recommend I start with? I’ve been meaning to read her books.
      Xo

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      • Karen Rees says:

        Awwwwh what a welcome πŸ˜€ I’m sooooo darn happy to finally be here (officially of course) I was so confused why I wasn’t seeing your posts – mystery solved eh? lol lol Yes, reading really does help to clear the head of thoughts – I’d personally recommend Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, I think that was one of the first ones I read and remember really enjoying it πŸ˜€ Having said that I think all of her books are fabulous so go with whatever comes to hand, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed – she’s very witty & funny!! hehe xXX

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      • Nihaad says:

        I am so happy to have you over πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I went book shopping today and went straight to the Marian Keyes books and found something I can’t wait to start πŸ™‚ I remembered you recommending her so had to get something today since I only have her books on my e-reader but I wanted to add something to my bookshelf… So thanks for the recommendation πŸ™‚ Expect a vote of thanks over here when I do a review πŸ™‚ Xox

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      • Karen Rees says:

        Awwwh that’s wonderful πŸ™‚ you’ll have to let me know what you think of it!!! She’s amazing! I’ve just started The Mystery of Mercy Close… seems really interesting! Can’t wait to get into it properly πŸ˜€ X

        Ps: Such a lovely heartwarming comment – you made me smile soooo much. Thank you huni *hugs* X

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      • Nihaad says:

        Of course I will let you know! I am really excited to get started with it (I’m sure you can tell)

        Awww I am happy to have made you smile πŸ˜€ this comment just made ME smile so thank you!! After a long weekend, back at work just wishing the day could be over when it hasn’t even started yet; you can imagine how very much it is appreciated πŸ™‚

        *hugs* and lots of smiles πŸ™‚ Xo

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      • Karen Rees says:

        You’re making ME smile even more now!!!!! lol lol Why do I get the feeling we’re just sitting grinning at our computer screens lol Hope your week goes as well as can be, work is always so darn tiring but it’s nice to come home to a welcome from blog buddies… and comments that makes you smile so much hehe πŸ˜€ XXXXXXX

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