What I've read so far in June
What I've read so far in June
I admit I get a silly kick out of the ordinary girl becoming a princess trope, but at the same time, I might have been most engaged by the complicated relationship between Bex & her sister. It all added up to just the right amount of tangled tension. It wasn't perfect, as Bex seemed to lose more & more of her own sense of self as the book went on, and I was never quite convinced that she'd found it again. But it wrapped up sweetly.
While I understand the likely intent of the author to begin with a prologue that reveals the protagonist‘s fate and conclusion of the novel, I‘m not sure it works. I think it diminishes the story arc, removing a lot of the speculation and emotional investment in the book, and it‘s characters, along with the wonder that would exist otherwise. Read Red, White, & Royal Blue instead; it‘s a much better novel in every way.
The first half really dragged but things picked up in the second half. I don‘t think I‘m going to continue with the series.
I needed something light this weekend and this hit the spot. It is (not so) loosely based on Kate Middleton and Prince William with a heavy dose of snark which is not surprising since the authors also created the Go Fug Yourself blog. I am greatly looking forward the sequel which will be out this June.
I had heard so much about this - and most of it positive. But it was such a let down for me. Everyone is horrid. You never really get a sense of why Bex and Nick are a good couple - or why she thinks it‘s worth it. And so many terrible decisions. Not a person you‘re rooting for among them. Sigh.
Happy Mother‘s Day from #Chloe and me! We‘re spending it so far snuggled up on the couch. I‘m reading the tagged book and she‘s taking a very thorough cat bath. My actual child is still asleep 😆
I‘m planning to celebrate further with yoga, bubble bath, and then pedicures with my mom (so really just a regular Sunday). Hope all the other moms have equally lovely, chill plans. ❤️🥰
This one was so fun and just hit the spot. I didn‘t want to put it down. It‘s a novel loosely based on Kate and William‘s royal relationship. It‘s definitely fiction, but it‘s a lot of fun. Bex and Nick meet at Oxford. Despite his royal status and the fact that she‘s an American, they fall in love. Their siblings, Freddie and Lacey, and his responsibilities cause some major road blocks for the couple. A great light read.
This book was the cutest! An American student meets a prince (meet-cute 🚨) and they fall in love. It was a little predictable but completely worth it, just adorable. I will say that when I picked this up from the library, the page count threw me a bit, and I questioned how badly I wanted to read it. Yes, it‘s long but it doesn‘t drag at all. Plus, there‘s a sequel coming out next year! Maybe 🍼? This was an excellent guilty pleasure read.
Only a few hundred more pages to go, and 50% of the cats for company. This Saturday is off to an excellent start! Plus this book is so fun and I‘m super bummed I kept putting off reading it.
1. I read m/m romance to boost that happiness
2. Reading + getting my house ready to move my parents in
3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
4. I can touch my nose with my tongue
I can't believe we're at the end of the #RoyalRead! It's been so fun to revisit this book and delve into some of the real-life inspiration behind it. Questions below! @Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl @MellieAntoinete
I just came home to the most lovely surprise!!! I thought it was the mouth guard I ordered from amazon (I recently started to grind my teeth in my sleep and it has been causing me insane mouth pain) I was shocked when I opened it and found a book!! I have NO IDEA who it‘s from but it has to be one of my Litsy friends! I want to thank you so please let me know who sent me this awesome gift!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
This was such a fun read! It was lighthearted, yet with moments of deep sorrow and pain. I loved the parallels with the British royal family - though written around the time of William and Kate‘s courtship, there are certainly echoes of Harry and Meghan‘s relationship in this book. So glad I had a chance to read this for #RoyalRead . Thanks so much @ferskner ! Thanks too to @CoverToCoverGirl and @MellieAntoinete for joining! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
So. Much. Drama! This section is hard to read since we see Bex losing hold of herself in ways we haven't through the rest of her relationship with Nick. I remember reading opinions that Meghan gave up too much to marry Harry, and that came to mind while reading about everything Bex is forced to abandon. Questions below! @Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl @MellieAntoinete
I loved this so much! Longer and deeper than I expected, with a lot of character growth, but still with those fizzy, bubbly feelings of reading about two people falling in love. Witty writing that made me absentmindedly smile while reading it and I rooted for almost every single character.
Part 3! One of the reasons I love this book is because I'm super jealous of Bex's life. Not the marrying a prince part, but that she's able to settle in London and really make a life for herself, and even work in an amazing museum. I've only been to London once, but it was totally addicting. This book makes me a little sad since I'll never get that life, but I can dream through Bex. Questions below! #RoyalRead @Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl