Genre: Contemporary

Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Review: Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A heretic is someone who has belief, but not the right kind. At least according to the Catholic Church.” Full disclosure: I would NEVER have picked this book up on my own, ever in a million years. I don’t read contemporary much to begin with, and even though the cover is interesting for a contemp, the fact that it sounds religious would probably have deterred me. But, Harper sent the book to me, and I was in the mood for […]

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Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trigger warning: Abuse To be completely honest, I never would have picked this book up on my own. I’m not a contemporary fan, and I’m even less of a romance fan. But, my good friend Erin highly recommended it – and in the utmost form of bookpushing, sent me a copy. So, I gave it a go – and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I never thought I’d enjoy it as much as I did. It’s definitely not something I […]

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I feel very, very alive. It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I read this book, so it’s hard to review it! I’d forgotten a lot of it so I had to skim the book to remember. I did really enjoy it while I was reading though! The story is super cute. “But you know, there’s an upside here. Because when you spend so much time intensely wanting something, and then you actually get the thing? It’s magic.” There’s something […]

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Review: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Review: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 16, 2016 | 4 Comments

I am vengeance. I loved Not a Drop to Drink, so I was expecting to like this book even though it’s outside of my genre comfort zone. But I wasn’t expecting for it to blow me away! This book is so raw and realistic. There’s something about Mindy’s writing that perfectly captures the characters and coveys the story. But more than that, this book is pretty heavy. It’s very honest about what it’s like to be a teenager in a way that most […]

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Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

This was my first Rainbow Rowell book! And I have to say I do see the appeal. This book was pretty adorable! It’s pure fluff, which isn’t something I would typically pick up, but I did enjoy it. It won’t make it to my favorites, and isn’t something that will necessarily stick with me, but it was a cute and fun read. The idea is kind of creepy, but somehow it worked. It was the book version of one of […]

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Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 11, 2016 | 6 Comments

I was kind of bored through most of this book, honestly. The parts where Emily was doing things on the list were fun, but other than that the prose was very…mundane. I’m not a big fan of contemporaries because of the fact that it’s everyday things you’re reading about, and I personally don’t want to read about what someone does in their daily routine. To me, it’s Snoresville. So when I do decide to pick up a contemporary, I need […]

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