Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
They say this book isn’t like her other books. They’re right.
To be honest though, I feel like she kind of took a couple steps back when she wrote this. I mean, the last few books she’s written she stepped away from the high school teenager scene and started writing for the older YA’s. Then this book pretty much brought her right back to that. Which, don’t get me wrong, is really not a bad thing. Personally, I was just very excited for the direction her writing was taking. That being said. This book was still on a Colleen Hoover level of greatness.
OK so I started reading this book and then when I got to about page… 218, I thought I would review this book differently than how I usually review. I thought I would write down my thoughts as it went along. So sure, you missed me reading the first 217 pages. But from page 218 to the end, I give you good material… Me losing my mind.
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
That’s basically all I can say. Goosebumps.
I don’t know if it’s my inexperience with psychological thriller books or if maybe I ate something before going to bed, or what… but the first night after starting this book, I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, crying, and thrashing about in the bed. Nightmare.
Prior to reading this book, the list of psychological thrillers I had read consisted of Gone Girl and The Girl On the Train. Neither of those were put on my Favorite Reads list. Not saying they were bad, just not my favorite by any means. Now this one was a completely different story (pun intended).
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Wow. Liane. Quickly climbing to the top of my list of favorite authors. Don’t worry Colleen, your spot in first place is safe, but Liane is quickly making her way to second place. The first book of hers I read was Big Little Lies and I loved it, so I decided to try another one of her books. Hence The Husband’s Secret. Continue reading
When it Rains by Lisa De Jong
Guys. The time has finally come. This is about to be my least favorite blog post so far, because it is my first negative one.
With a 4.29 star rating on Goodreads,and also because it was on my guaranteed-to-make-you-cry list, I went into this with high expectations. After skimming some of the reviews on Goodreads and seeing that an overwhelming majority of them start with “cried my way through this book” or some variation of that sentence, you can imagine how excited I was to read this. Needless to say, I did not need a box full of Kleenex. The Kleenex I needed was probably limited to two. Continue reading
I sat down the other day. And read a book. It was about damn time too, I’ve only been on vacation for 11 out of the 14 days…
So I thought since I enjoyed Me Before You, the best thing to read should be the next book. And boy did it not disappoint. I do have to say tho, I didn’t know what to expect out of this book. I didn’t necessarily want it to be all about a new love she’s found but then I didn’t know what else it could be about. Well let me tell you, Jojo surprised me with this. Continue reading
So I may be a little late to the game when it comes to writing a review for this wonderful book, but I promise you I read it months before the movie came out. If that helps my case in any possible way. Also, in all fairness, had I had a blog, I’m sure I would have written a review as soon as I had finished reading it.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
I am dedicating my very first post to this book because after I starting and finishing it yesterday, I had to get my thoughts about it out. But the question became, where do I share my opinions? Do the good people of Goodreads really want to hear what I have to say about it? Why don’t I have a blog of my own where I can say what I want about what I want and no one can complain? So voila. Welcome to The Coffeephile Diaries. Continue reading