What I read 5/11-5/17

Posted May 17, 2015 by Emily in Uncategorized, What I read / 0 Comments

So this was a slow week. I only read 5 books. However, I really enjoyed all of them. 3 were ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) that I received at TLA.

So you've been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson

Title: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Author: Jon Ronson

Genre: Nonfiction

Format: ebook

Publishing Information: 4/30/15 by Riverhead books

Source: purchased

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I love Jon Ronson. He writes nonfiction about odd or interesting topics. This book explores the new trend of internet retribution; the way people’s lives can be destroyed with one stupid comment on social media. I also recommend The Psychopath Test.

The Master by Kresley Cole

Title: The Master

Author: Kresley Cole

Genre: Romance

Format: ebook

Publishing Information: 2/17/15 by Gallery Books

Source: purchased

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This is number 2 in a series. Its about a Russian mobster who finds love in the least likely place. The Heroine is running from her past and runs straight into Maxsim’s arms.  The story and the characters were very detailed. I like a good story with my romance. Read this if you like Nora Roberts.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Genre: YA

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages

Publishing Information: 9/1/15 by Delacourte Books

Source: received free ARC at TLA

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I’m going to do a more detailed review of Everything,  Everything in a few days. The theme really reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars. It was about young love and living every day as if it’s your last. I highly recommend it! It comes out in September.

 

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by  Jessie HartlandTitle: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Author:Jessie Hartland

Genre: YA

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages

Publishing Information:7/21/15 by Gallery Books

Source: received free ARC at TLA

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I read this because it was a graphic novel, not because it was about Steve Jobs. I wouldn’t have touched it if it wasn’t. That being said, it wasn’t bad. However, I thought this book was really contradictory. I explained things like how big a byte is in great detail but glossed over things like using cards to program computers or what going public means. Sometimes it felt like a middle grade book and sometimes it felt much higher.

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Title: The Stars Never Rise

Author: Rachel Vincent

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Dystopia

Format: Paperback, 368 Pages

Publishing Information: 6/9/15 by Delacourte Press

Source: received free ARC at TLA

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This is another book I LOVED and I will be doing a more in-depth review in the coming week. I’ve been a huge fan of Rachel Vincent’s since a friend brought me back an ARC of the first Soul Screamer book in 2010. It has a really interesting Dystopian theme that I haven’t seen before. I guessed the twist early, but it was ok because it still kept my attention til the end.

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