We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist - 3.5 Stars (finished 5/11)
I really enjoyed the format of the book and the voice. It was such an easy read and it was very comical. It wasn't a typical read for me though and I am not sure that I would read it again. It's really more of a memoir and that is fine.
The book goes through different almost-girlfriends of Josh Sundquist, a cancer survivor and amputee. He goes over their encounters and then meets up with them years later as an adult to find out what went wrong. In the end, he learns that it was him who had flubbed all these almost-relationships up. The ending came a lot faster than I expected and I wasn't really big on the "resolution".
But again, it was a pretty decent read and I did like it. It just wasn't something that I would read more than once and memoirs aren't always my favorite type of read.
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige - 4.5 stars (finished 5/17)
BOOK 2 IN THE DOROTHY WILL RISE TRILOGY
A great second book that didn't fall into the dreaded filler book in a trilogy category. I really liked the continuation of the plot from where the first book left it [highlight to see spoiler with Dorothy on the run after the little battle and The Wickeds disappearing]. It was dark and heavy at times - which I really loved. Everything isn't always sunshine and rainbows, so I like when books get into the nitty gritty. And the ending....WOW!! So super stoked for the third book.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider - 4.5 stars (finished 5/19)
This novel was very easy to read. I loved both Sadie and Lane's POVs. I feel like it is the novel I would have finished in a day back in the day when I read 24/7. It follows two teenagers diagnosed with total resistant tuberculosis who have been shipped off to a sanitarium called Latham House.
I felt like, even though this is a pretty unique situation, the author made it very authentic. I think it was authentic in the mannerisms of an older teenager and those suffering from an incurable disease.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - 5 stars (finished 5/27)
BOOK 1 IN THE SOUTHERN VAMPIRE MYSTERY SERIES
When I first heard about this series, I read most of the books in one day. I would stay up until 4 am just to read. I couldn't put them down. I am so happy that rereading the first book was similar experience to the first time. I just love the style of writing and the plot flows so seemlessly. I still feel the way I did the first time...not sold on Bill. Also I completely forgot about Bubba. He is my fave!!