These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a book so many people seem to love. I’ve known about it for a long time – heard people talk about it, seen it as a recommendation, and generally had it in the peripheral of my attention – yet I was never really all that interested in it. It never really screamed out to me. However, I have the habit of diving into popular books simply to see what all the fuss is about.

Unfortunately, with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I cannot understand why so many people are in love with the book. This one took me far too long to get through – months, in fact, as I kept putting it down and picking it up as it was not holding my attention. As someone who powers through high fantasy tomes in the space of a couple of days (when I’m in the right mood, I can do them in a day), spending months on a young adult contemporary romance read shows you how difficult I found reading this one.

You see, I just did not care. I didn’t care for the characters or the story – I felt as though it was nothing but pining and whining, two things I don’t care for. So many people have labelled this book as cute, but for me it all felt rather flat and filled with excessive naivety.

I’m not the biggest lover of young adult contemporary to begin with, but this one is certainly up there in those I’ve enjoyed the least.

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