Top 5 “ships” I’ll sail to the ends of the earth (and I by this I mean relationships….. not literal ships) Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Bookworm. She is really awesome! you’ve probably known about her, but if you haven’t check out her blog!! Also, to join in on Top 5 Tuesday, the topics for February are over here. So, "ships" and OTPs! my top 5 ships are: 5. Autumn and Dax
I have only just started listening to audiobooks. I thought it would not be the same experience as reading a book. But, audiobooks have been gaining popularity and thought I ought to give them a try. After listening to two books, I feel like they are an excellent way to read books and they really save my time. But, I don't think I can listen to a high fantasy book or books with complicated timelines in audio form. It might be too confusing. But for contemporary and light fantasy/ paranormal books, I think audiobooks might do just as well as physical books. However, we miss some awesome maps and glorious illustrations in audiobook. I have made a list of things I like doing while listening to audiobooks:
I consider myself to be a fan of Nora Roberts. I used to read a lot of her books. But it had been quite some time since I had read anything from her. Reading it was like falling back to a place, of which I had fond memories. I remembered again, why I loved her books. Her genre is generally focused on romance but her books have a touch of paranormal, magic, time travel and just about everything. The Witness is a romantic suspense novel. I am extremely happy with this book. Even the ending was perfect, well almost perfect. I wish there were a couple more chapters following that ending or twenty! If you like romantic books with suspense, you must read it. It won’t disappoint! A heads-up though, it’s not very heavy on the suspense.
I have no idea why I enjoyed reading this book. Half the time I was wondering what the hell am I doing, I could just stop- but I just could not stop reading it. Frankie is a very interesting character. She has so much going on. Once I started reading, I was just sucked into it. Her boyfriend, Noah was brutally murdered in front of her and it has been a couple of months but because of stress and PTSD, she cannot remember the attacker’s face. Her way of dealing with grief, anger and stress was making utterly reckless decisions and not letting anyone help her deal with it. After witnessing his death she realizes that perfect grades, being the perfect daughter and having the “good girl” reputation in school was not everything and she just stopped caring about the consequences. Her mother does not seem to have any idea on how to deal with her. All of this crazy behavior leads her having to move in with her father, who is an undercover cop, transferring to a public school, Monroe.
What kind of a title is “Trust me, I’m lying”, right? After reading the book, it makes perfect sense. Characters: Julep our protagonist is a 16-year-old grifter. Grifters are professional con artists. She has been learning all the tricks of the trade from her father. Nobody really knows what they do because if they did, they would not really be pros, right? She is the perfect sassy protagonist with con artist skills, what else do you need? It was really fun to get inside her mind. I kind of wish we could be friends. Sam is the dorky nerd guy in the friend-zone. He reminded me very much of Simon from ‘The Mortal Instruments’. It is so clear that he likes Julep, like are you really that blind, Julep? Tyler is the new guy with all the charms.
I have read all of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, watched BBC’s Sherlock and am currently watching Elementary for no other reason than that it is about Sherlock. Also, a movie with Tony Stark no wait, … Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock. So, it’s pretty safe to say I love Sherlock in general. And by love I mean borderline obsessed with. So, I come across this book and I was like where have you been my entire life??? As soon as I read the part about the description about Mycroft’s hair I was so freaking sure I would love this book. This was exactly the shit I was craving for. All the descriptions and feels and everything. I am not even sure I can give an accurate review of this book. I was just so happy and excited about reading this. Fangirling all over the place.
This book is just soo good. Simon is such a fun character and he is so relatable. It was just so nice reading from his point of view. There are lots of other characters that I had to keep track of, and except for Martin, no one else is a hot effing mess. I really liked the fact that both families were absolutely cool with their son coming out. I just felt so good and I loved how supporting they are of him. Of course, there are tons of moments of his internal dilemma of Simon before telling his family and friends.
Plot twists can only go two ways. Either they can resolve a conflict or they cause even more conflict. Here is my list of plot twists I did not see coming AT ALL among the books that I read recently.