Let’s talk books today, huh? A couple weeks ago a youtuber I follow named mynameismarines posted a video called “The More I Think About It,” and I have been thinking about it ever since. The video was about how after finishing a book we are usually on an emotional high because most books, even bad one, have emotional endings. The more time that passes and the more we think about the book as this emotional high wears off the more our true options are likely to surface. She shared books that she felt one way after reading only to feel another way later after thinking about the book for awhile.
Over on my youtube I did a video that was sort of the opposite. I shared 7 books that I can’t quit thinking about and I will link that below. Today I want to copy Marines and share 3 books that my initial feelings toward changed the more I thought about them.
The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella - My Goodreads Rating: 3 Star Average
I read these books back in the late 2000’s around when I found twilight and discovered I loved to read. After reading Twilight…and rereading Twilight…and then rerereading twilight (#noshame) I picked up this series. I remember liking them. I read I think all but one in the series. The more I have thought about them over the years the more fond I grow of that series. Now I am not saying that it was literary genius or that they are modern day classics but they were really fun reads for me in a time where reading was new and exciting. Thinking about them definitely make me want to read more Kinsella.
2. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern - My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
I read this book last month and I gave an a decent review I think in my wrap up. The more I have thought about this book the more and more I dislike it. I think it all goes back to the fact that I didn’t like the characters as people. They're disabilities aside, they weren’t good people. I enjoyed the writing and the story was great the people just weren’t. This is one of those books were the ending was so emotional that I generously gave it 3 stars.
3. Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson - My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
I think I give books three stars when I haven’t allowed myself time to really decide how I feel about a book. I review Kiss of Deception here. In that review I mentioned the the first have to 3/4 of the book was just slow and didn’t hold my attention. The end was great. This is one of the situation Marines mentions in her video. If the first half is bad…that’s not okay. Why did I give this book 3 stars? Good question. I really don’t know. Maybe because so many people I respect LOVE this book. It has a 4.08 average on goodreads. That’s an awesome rating. I just did not love it and the more I think about it I'm not sure I liked it…
4. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch - My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
I finished this one back towards the end of May. I haven't written a review on it but you can click here to check it out on Goodreads. I blame this book for my current book hangover. It has been over a month and I still love this book. This book as become a filter for me this year. It is the book I have been comparing all other books to in last month and a half. Even before that actually. This book caused me to go back an reevaluate several recent reads and it caused me to realize they weren't as good as I had originally though. Does that make sense? This book sets a standard for me, I believe. So many books lately either seem like they're using recycled ideas and plots from other series or the characters either suck as humans or they're so general and generic that I can't muster up enough cares for them or their well being. This book pulled me in and reminded me why I love reading and what a great book can make you feel.
That’s my list. Please share any books that would make your list down below! Disagree with any of the books I mentioned? Tell me why!
If you have read Snow Like Ashes tweet me or hit me up somewhere and tell me what you thought! I am seriously craving discussion in regards to this book!
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