Tag: Novel Thoughts

5 Star Books of 2019

5 Star Books of 2019
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last year I saw Cristina @ Girl in the Pages post about her 5 star reading drought (which was originally inspired by Lauren @ Bookmark Lit’s post here), and I thought it was such a great post, so I did one of my own! It was really interesting to see what me 5 star reads looked like for last year, and I definitely want to start doing it every year! 5 star books of 2019 This number is usually low since […]

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Books That Made Me Ugly Cry (I May Be a Closet Masochist?)

Books That Made Me Ugly Cry (I May Be a Closet Masochist?)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

I have a whole shelf on Goodreads dedicated to books that made me cry, but I also count ones that only made me shed a tear or two in addition to the ones that made me feel like my soul was being ripped from my body. Those are the ones I want to highlight in this post – the books that made me ugly cry. You know, the sobbing, snotting, can’t-breathe-feeling-of-despair crying. That doesn’t happen very often for me, and I may […]

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5 Standalones That Deserve a Sequel

5 Standalones That Deserve a Sequel
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

Last week I talked about sequels that didn’t live up to the first book. This week, I want to highlight a few amazing standalones that I desperately wished DID have a sequel! (Is there no middle ground?!)   Stain – This book sent me into such a slump, it’s one of my favorites! Definitely my favorite standalone. I desperately need more of the characters and world! Words cannot describe how incredible the world is! Sorcery of Thorns – Another one that […]

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When Sequels Don’t Live Up to the First Book

When Sequels Don’t Live Up to the First Book
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

Do you ever read a book and LOVE it – then you wait in desperate anticipation for months for the sequel, only to read it and be totally let down? Happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. What is it with Second Book Syndrome? Here’s a few that I gave very different ratings to the second book as compared to the first: Do you agree with any of these? What sequels were you disappointed by?  

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Books I Wish I’d DNFed

Books I Wish I’d DNFed
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 10, 2019 | 5 Comments

If you know me at all, you know I’m a ruthless DNFer. When I’m not enjoying a book, I rarely stick around for very long unless I have a reason to (usually hype, or a friend rec that I trust). I talked about the reasons that I DNF in this post! Here’s a few books that I miraculously didn’t DNF, despite not enjoying them at all. I held out hope that they’d get better (probably due to the hype, or […]

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5 Star Books of 2018

5 Star Books of 2018
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 13, 2018 | 4 Comments

I recently saw Cristina @ Girl in the Pages post about her 5 star reading drought (which was originally inspired by Lauren @ Bookmark Lit’s post here), and I thought it was such a great post! It made me wonder what my 5 star reads looked like for 2018, and I thought I’d do a post analyzing my own stats! 5 star books of 2018 I figured the number would be low since I’m a picky rater. I had 13 in […]

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