Quarterly Reading Recommendation

This is my third installment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favorites. Then at the end of the year I will compile my lists and pick my top 10 overall from the books I’ve selected where I will be going a little more in depth! If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE.

So in no particular order my reading recommendations for July-August-Sept are:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

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Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

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September Wrap Up

The month started a little flat for me and I wasn’t all that motivated in picking up any of the books from my TBR so I once again got swept into a romance/smutty series that was just an easy, fun, entertaining read for me. However, the last few weeks of the month I actually really got stuck into my TBR and managed to finish a couple of series off! I was overall very happy with the amount I was able to get through!

Whiskey Chaser by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo⭐️5/5 stars

Sidecar Crush by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary⭐️4.5/5 stars

Moonshine Kiss by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

Bourbon Bliss by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

Gin Fling by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

Highball Rush by Lucy Score & Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman⭐️5/5 stars

Stardust by Neil Gaiman⭐️4/5 stars

Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan⭐️4/5 stars

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo⭐️4/5 stars

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden⭐️4/5 stars

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson⭐️4/5 stars

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden⭐️4/5 stars

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan⭐️4.5/5 stars

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan⭐️4/5 stars

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden⭐️4/5 stars

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The Flatshare Review

41436031._SY475_Tiffany has just recently been dumped by her boyfriend and is in dire need for a place to stay. Funds are short and in a moment of desperation she decided to accept a flatshare with a man she has never met before. From the times of 9am – 6pm Leon has the flat and the rest of the time it’s all hers.

I thought this was such a unique concept! Sharing your life and bed with someone you have never met at different times of the day. I enjoyed all the rules that Tiffany had to comply with and the fact that Leon’s girlfriend was adamant that he was not to meet Tiffany. Gradually coexisting quite well together and getting to know each other through the notes was incredibly cute and highly engaging for me.

I originally thought it was going to this fluffy little contemporary romance that would be a nice palate cleanser for me but the book actually went in an explored some deeper tones that I was not expecting. Case in point was the whole evolution of Tiffy realizing that her ex-boyfriend wasn’t who she thought he was and the way he was manipulating and gas-lighting her throughout the course of their relationship. There was times when I would get so frustrated with how much she would be swayed by him but then just thinking of how for two years she has been second guessing herself and being manipulated by this sociopath who wants to own her basically. I thought she clawed her way out of his clutches so well and I was so glad that she decided to get help and figure out what was happening.

I like the way Leon’s perspective was formatted throughout the book. It really went a ways in demonstrating how little he actually talks and the weight of his thoughts and how he expressed himself. We really see him come out of his shell in the book and get a look into his mind and how he manages to process everything that is changing around him. Leaving his girlfriend after realizing he wasn’t in love with her and developing feelings for Tiffy before he even really met her and dealing with all of the drama with his brother and understanding how much it means to him that people think he’s innocent.

I love that Tiffy and Leon are such contrasting characters that somehow mesh so well together. It was a little insta-lovey I will admit but there was so much back and forth between them that it seemed inevitable really.

It was never easy for Tiffy and Leon at any stage of the book which made me appreciate the ending so much more. It did tie together a little conveniently but at that point I was beyond caring and just was so invested in these characters and the story that I loved every minute of it!

⭐️4.5/5 stars almost perfect!