Show Us Your Books Link-Up: April 2019


It's book day! Woo hoo! Three books doesn't feel like a lot, but there is one that I haven't finished yet even though I should have (Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women by Sarah Bessey)...and one reread because apparently my brain is tired and wanted some comfort (The Reef by Nora Roberts).

Anyway, on to the new & completed reads for the month.


The Women's War by Jenna Glass
TBH, I really liked this book...and then I read the reviews and felt kind of bad about it! Lots of people didn't like it, or think it was inclusive enough to truly be labeled feminist. And that may be fair...I don't always read critically, sometimes I like to just turn my brain off from it's over-analytical tendencies and enjoy a made-up story. I did like the ways that people were shown from many different sides and things weren't always what they seemed. I didn't always agree with them, but I enjoyed the overall story and world. 
 ★★★




Everyone has loved this book...and I did not. If you are a person who cares a lot about plot and tying up all the little loose ends...this is probably for you. But I am a person who always falls for character, and I couldn't ever really care about these people. It was tiring to match up everything and keep up with it...and it just wasn't for me. A good theory, but there were too many twists and additional weird rules and blah. It was just not for me.
★★★ 
(but really like a 2.5...I should have just DNF'd).



Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I read this immediately after  7 1/2 Deaths, and it was a freakin' breath of fresh air. It's told basically all in interview format. There is very little description of setting or appearance...it's all about the characters and that is 100% what I'm here for. Loved it. Also loved that it managed to be just as compelling as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, also by TJR, while being a totally different format. Behind the times, but I'm so getting on the TJR train. 
★★★





What have you been reading this month? 
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Life According to Steph

16 comments

  1. I just checked out Women's War from the library! And I have Evelyn Hugo on my kindle and put a request in for Daisy Jones so here's hoping I enjoy those two as much as everyone else!

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  2. People seem to love Daisy Jones!

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  3. aw bummer about Evelyn Hardcastle, but yay Daisy! so good.

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  4. I definitely want to read Daisy Jones. I'm very much a character person too.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. Daisy Jones was exceptional!! Really love this book!

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  6. Daisy Jones looks super interesting!

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  7. I've had Daisy Jones sitting on my kindle forever and am definitely going to read it this month. I enjoyed Evelyn Hardcastle a lot but yes, all the character flipping would definitely annoy some.

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  8. Daisy is a phenomenal book, and I love that she wrote the songs, too (TJR. Not Daisy. Obviously).

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  9. I'm on the waiting list at the library for Daisy Jones, but there are 108 people ahead of me. I might need to just buy it!

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  10. I loved Daisy too. TJR has never let me down!!

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  11. Definitely going to check out Daisy Jones!

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  12. I'm waiting for Daisy Jones at the library, I keep hearing SUCH great things about it! Bummer about Evelyn Hardcastle though. That's one I've heard mixed things about, but I'm not sure it's for me so I probably won't pick it up--I also need to have someone to root for.

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  13. I've heard great things about daisy jones!

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  14. Loved Daisy Jones! Women's War sounds like something I would enjoy too!

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  15. 7.5 deaths is on my tbr and can't wait to read it

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