Books I’ve Read but Don’t Own

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is books I’ve read but don’t own. Since I’ve started utilising my local library a lot more this year I’ve acquired a few books now that I have read but don’t own. I kind of have a mild obsession with owning all of the books that I’ve read, but I’ve started to restrict myself to only purchasing books I’ve rated 4/5 stars or higher. Just so I only own books that I know that I absolutely love! I’ve really cut down on just randomly purchasing books based on reviews without actually reading them first!

So these are 10 books I’ve read and rated 4 stars or higher that I will be purchasing soon:

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Final Girls by Riley Sager

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Spinning Silver & Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

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Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

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

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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10 Books to Read in a Day

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is a freebie so I thought I would go with 10 books from different genres that are fairly short, fast paced, highly enjoyable and very engaging that I finished in a day or less!

Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendriks and Sarah Pekkanen

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What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

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Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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May Wrap Up

I had another great reading month in May! Finished nearly everything on my May TBR and then managed to complete a few extra books on the side that I have been wanting to get to for a while now. I think this was my most successful reading month of the year so far and I had a great time reading through these books!

Pride by Ibi Zoboi⭐️3.5/5 stars

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio⭐️4/5 stars

Never World Wake by Marisha Pessl⭐️4/5 stars

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne⭐️4/5 stars

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning⭐️3.5/5 stars

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence⭐️5/5 stars

Save the Date by Morgan Matson⭐️3/5 stars

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ⭐️5/5 stars

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness⭐️5/5 stars

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang⭐️3/5 stars

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera⭐️4/5 stars

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland⭐️4/5 stars

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️5/5 stars

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang⭐️4.5/5 stars

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart⭐️4/5 stars

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What If It’s Is Us Review

36341204This gave me Serendipity vibes!

This book follows the story of Arthur and Ben who ran into each other at the Post Office. Arthur is in New York for the summer and has an internship at his mother’s law office and Ben just broke up with his boyfriend and was trying to post a box with all of his ex’s things. They have a conversation and immediately feel a connection but loose each other in a crowd.

First of all this was hella cute! I was pretty much immediately enraptured by the storyline and was highly engaged throughout. I loved seeing them going about their lives after this pretty small interaction but unable to forget each other because of the connection that they felt for that brief period of time.

I found Arthur terribly endearing and adorable. He felt very genuine and real in his awkwardness. He hasn’t had a lot of experience with other boys and he has lived a very sheltered life in comparison to Ben. I like how honest Arthur is with everyone and isn’t afraid to share his feelings. I liked that he finally spoke up and shared his feelings with his friends and they eventually explained what was happening and why. Ben I liked but didn’t really love. He has his own insecurities and idiosyncrasies and also isn’t afraid to speak up for himself. I loved the relationship he shares with Dylan and how comfortable they are with each other.

I like that both characters are flawed and regularly make mistakes and say the wrong thing but the other will definitely call them out on it and they both grow together. Their whole relationship was quite charming and their dates were hilariously disastrous.

The premise as a whole I thought was interesting and had me intrigued. The overall plot was a little bit predictable though and the ending was a little underwhelming for me but it was also pretty realistic so I can’t really complain. Happy endings don’t always happen in real life and summer flings sometimes don’t last.

⭐️4/5 A super cute, diverse, contemporary summer romance!