Oy! Happy summer ☀️
I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet. At least not in correspondence with the almighty force that is whoever decides the first day of summer is June 20. But for me, school is out and I’m ready to embrace summer in a big ole bear hug. Ice cream, kayaks, and warm weather shenanigans, here I come!
The last week has been pretty busy with all things school being wrapped up in a pretty little bow. Not busy in the sense that we were doing a ton of stuff (I played Uno in three different classes), but it felt busy. Like the ahhh stuff is happening sort of busy, if you know what I mean.
But that’s not to say I haven’t been doing some reading! I’ve been on a major contemporary kick as of late and I may or may not have been reading them by the bucketful.
I haven’t felt overly motivated to write a ton of words, so I decided I would just share a quick thoughts (a reading vlog, if you will) of my reads for the week. Well, from May 22-28 at least.
And to keep track of the books I read during the week, I have officially decided that I’ll be playing the bottle of milk song/game/thing. But backwards. And with books. You know what, it sounded better in my head. I find my somewhat strange antics amusing, and that’s what really counts. I’m going with it
May 22, 2:22 AM… Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
Someone tell me why, once again, I have abandoned all hope of a sleep schedule by reading a book that I’m really not enjoying but am also somehow invested in??? The characters are highkey annoying and I just want to scream into the abyss. But quietly. And respectfully. Because it’s two in the morning. These characters just need to sit down and talk about their feelings because I will combust.
Eh I’m just going to let my feelings simmer on this one. There were definitely moments I enjoyed so ⅖ feels too low, but there were also moments where I would have willingly spoonfed myself lava over reading it. Sooo I’m going to think about it.
1 bottle of books on the wall, one bottle of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are two bottles of books on the wall
UPDATE: 2.5/5?? Or maybe ⅗?? Idk man
May 22, 11 AM… Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
After like eight billion failed keyboard smashes, I have given up. *dramatic sigh* I’m just going to channel the energy of the key board smash and go with it
Ew no, please don’t make “radish” be a freshly minted nickname
I think I would melt into human soup if someone said that to me
Dude, why you gotta be so mean
I’m dying over here, the voice is absolutely immaculate
Aggg we were doing so good with this romantic proclamation until you tossed the radish in there
Petition to ban young adult books from using vegetables as a nickname
*insert intermission music because April went to work*
You go girl
Literally how is this so good
Love, love, love! Final verdict ⅘ stars
2 bottles of books on the wall, two bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are three bottles of books on the wall
MAY 23, 10:20 AM… Discuss up to chapter 11 of Love is a Revolution with the ever lovely Saniya @ Sunny Side Reviews
Three takeaways from the book thus far:
- Nala is driving me mad
- No good relationship can be built on a throne of lies
- Jealousy is not it
MAY 23, 12:30 AM… Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
This girl’s main personality traits are cocky and stabby and I’m here for it
Sass, sword fights, and ships (aka everything I could possible want from a pirate book)
Fast paced and delightful. Final verdict ⅘
3 bottles of books on the wall, three bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are four bottles of books on the wall
MAY 23, 7:38 PM… Buddy Read of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid with the best mutual lunchtime acquaintance one could ask for (hehe)
Don can acquaint his face with a cheese grater
Literally all the men in this book can
Evelyn terrifies me but I also kind of respect her ambition
No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Nooooooooooo that can’t be it??? There has to be more???
Somebody has read ahead (*dragon hiss*), so now my only solution is to binge read the rest of the book. Farewell, the rest of my evening. It was nice knowing you.
UPDATE: It is currently 2 in the morning and I don’t know if I will ever feel feelings properly again. Thank you and goodnight.
4 bottles of books on the wall, four bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are five bottles of books on the wall
MAY 24, 2:16 PM… These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
We are watching Criminal Minds in law… again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always here for a good crime show, but my book is sitting right there. Sooo I might have started These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. I’m not very far in, but I can say that everything — from the characters to the setting — is so vibrant and lush.
MAY 24, 4:36 PM… Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
The library books were staring at me again. So I did the only reasonable thing and binge read Made in Korea by Sarah Suk.
“Clarinet is neat”
Omg the awkward double thumbs up, I can’t—
Stop it, they are too cute
Final verdict: ⅘
5 bottles of books on the wall, five bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are six bottles of books on the wall
MAY 25, 8:36 AM… Happy Book Release Day!
Happy book release day to Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar and Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth! Both are highly anticipated releases for me, so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!
UPDATE: My hold on Not My Problem just came in. I’m currently in health class and exhibiting oh so much self control and actually paying attention.
UPDATE UPDATE: Who are we kidding here? I lasted ten minutes and then dove right in.
*insert more intermission music because April is getting her second dose of the vaccine*
MAY 25, SOMETIME IN THE EVENING
And thus, my reading of Not My Problem continues
So you shove one person down a staircase and suddenly you’re a fixer, eh?
Don’t mind me while I cackle at the whole getaway scene
Petition for a book with just Kavi’s rambling tangents and Kavi’s rambling tangents only
Aww the friendship
Don’t you dare ignore them! No no no. Ma’am, if you don’t get back here and fix this
I can’t— these fake illnesses keep getting better
Brilliant humor, brilliant coming of age story! ⅘ stars
6 bottles of books on the wall, six bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are seven bottles of books on the wall
MAY 26, 5:16 PM… Sunkissed by Kasie West
My skull feels like it’s been hit by a small freight train. My solution: expel the headache via fluff. Scientifically proven.
Vibing with the cover change (at least in comparison with the rest of the books by Kasie West)
No thought, I’m just basking in the fluff
Solid ⅗, would recommend to someone looking for summer vibes and a cute story! And thus, Sunkissed ends. Alack! Alack! Alack! April shall taketh a nap.
7 bottles of books on the wall, seven bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are eight bottles of books on the wall
MAY 27, SOMETIME
Umm. I thought about reading books today?? Today was my last day of A classes and I just didn’t really feel like reading.
MAY 28, 4:16 PM… Once at Midnight by Ashley Poston
I read a grand total of 13 pages of wholesome joy today and I have no regrets.
I lowkey want to reread Geekerella (again!) ahhh
Final verdict 4/5
8 bottles of books on the wall, eight bottles of books. Take one down, pass it around, now there are nine bottles of books on the wall
How was your week? Read anything exciting??