To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
I read this one because the movie was coming out and I thought that I ought to read the book before the movie came out. I wasn’t expecting much because I was in this place where I wasn’t feeling YA contemporary, but this one just blew me out of the water. I was obsessed with the story and read it really quickly. I loved, loved, loved it. It was sooo cute and Lara Jean was a fantastic protagonist. It made me really rethink me thoughts on YA Contemporary, and made me open my mind a bit more!
What They Don’t Know
This was the first eARC I got off of NetGalley, and I have a full review on this blog. I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting when I read it. It had sounded interesting, and it was coming due the soonest, so I sat down to read it on my couch and I didn’t move until it was done. I cried a lot, and it was just such a good read. I highly recommend it.
Undead Girl Gang
I had heard a lot about this one, but sometimes the hype freaks me out. I am never sure if I’m going to like it as much as everyone else who reads it. So I tried to go into it with low expectations despite picking up a copy for myself. I loved it. Each and every page was a delight and the characters were so fantastically complex. I loved their interactions and the plot came across very originally to me. I definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it already.
You’d Be Mine
This was another eARC I read. I got it at the same time as I got What They Don’t Know, but put it off for a very long time. I wasn’t really sure by the time I read it, if I was really interested in it anymore, but I was so glad that I read it. Clay and Annie have a very compelling love story, and until I read this book I didn’t know I needed a country music romance read until this. I am obsessed. I am definitely thinking about picking up a physical copy of this one to have on my shelves for all my re-reading needs.
I will admit that I watched the movie of Dumplin’ before I read the book. I know, I am a bad reader. Very naughty. However, the movie motivated me to go pick up the book (which was recommended by the librarian at my school last year, I really should have listened), and I am so glad I did. The movie was fantastic, but the book was so much better. The book really developed on things that the movie only touched on. I was just blown away. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to read it!