Book Discussion: All The Rage by Courtney Summers.

I get the irony of the situation. After I protested against reading any YA contemporary book anytime soon, I’m still here talking about another book of the same genre. But this one is very different from the ones that I’ve been reading and I wanted to read this book so that I could know if this is worth recommending. Now I have read it and I have to recommend this to everyone! Despite its faults, I think this story deserves to be read at least once. It is dark, gritty and terrible, but in a good way. We all need to read stories like this. We just do.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

The first thing that hits you when you start reading this book is the writing style. The writing flows very well but it also stops you from speed-reading this book. You need to take your time while reading it and as you get towards the middle of the book, it becomes harder to read. Not because it’s boring, but because the situation is too important for you to just skim through it. You need to pay attention and you need to take each and every word in. This story was incredibly hard for me to read. And I must admit that I broke down crying at least twice while reading this. The sheer humiliation and pain of the protagonist is enough to leave you gasping for air.

I don’t really know how to describe my feelings after reading this story. The protagonist is obviously very brave. But the society that she lived in terrified me. It terrified me how it is just a contemporary and so many girls around the world face this each and every day. I would have much preferred it to be a fantasy so that I didn’t have to think about it so much. It is hard to believe that the story the book tells us could easily have been true. It’s hard to deal with that knowledge. This story makes you think a lot. The biggest thing that I took away from it is not Remy’s story but how long we still have to go to achieve equality. Not just of gender, but of race, of sexuality and of many other things. I may not remember this story at all after a few years, but I will remember the way it made me feel.

Anyway, if I had to talk about things strictly based on the book, I would say that it is beautiful. The characters probably won’t stick with me but the story remains relevant for the way it made me think. A lot of the times I was incredibly frustrated and I hated every bad character in this book with passion. It may not be the best book about the subject it focuses on, but it initiates a lot of deep feelings within the reader. Because the story is not that memorable, I couldn’t give it 5 stars.

That’s all I have to say about this book. Have you read it yet? If not, I would encourage you to read it. And if you have, please tell me what it made you feel in the comments. Again, thank you so much for reading this! Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 3.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.

How many contemporary books can be read by one person before it becomes too many contemporaries? Well, I guess it’s 4 for me. Yes, I’ve read 4 similar contemporaries. And now, it all looks the same to me. It’s time to move over to another genre. But first, let’s talk about this book!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

Because I’ve read all these stories back-to-back, I found a lot of similarities between this book and This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. And it is very apparent. Both the books have a headstrong and intelligent girl who is not in a particularly good financial condition and a handsome, rich boy. But no, I am being extremely redundant about this. There is more to the story than just this. But while this book took a lighter approach to the situation, Jennifer E. Smith’s book took much darker turns. And generally I like darker stories, which may explain why I gave this book a lower rating. Don’t think that I didn’t like this book! I really did. But because I have seen another similar story that have been executed a little bit better, this book didn’t shine much in comparison. Now that I have go that out of the way, let’s see what I did like about this book.

I liked how sarcastic and witty Caymen was. Her constant banter with Xander was really entertaining. Okay, just for the record, I like Alex so much more than Xander. I mean, Xander? Really? Anyway, I found the chemistry between the two characters to be very believable and sweet. And I must admit that I found Xander to be extremely swoon-worthy many times. I really liked how their relationship progressed and I was able to take the Rapunzel-esque ending (Spoilers?). So basically, the book did provide me a sweet romance and I knew what I was signing up for when I started reading it. I just hope that I had read it a few months before or after this moment. But I did finish the book in a day. That speaks a lot for Kasie West’s addictive writing. Her books are great for getting out of reading slumps.

So, that’s all I have to say about The Distance Between Us. I recommend it to get out of reading slumps but I DON’T recommend anyone reading this after This Is What Happy Looks Like. Anyway, have you read this book? Did you like it or did you feel like I did? Please tell me in the comments. Thank you so much for reading this! Until next time then.

Fin!

My Rating- 3.25/5.

My Goodreads rating- 3/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith.

This contemporary was supposed to be cutesy and funny. Like the last one. I didn’t really know what I was signing up for when I started reading this book. But I got more than I bargained for. This is not a generic contemporary. This book is special and beautiful. It is deep and it made me ask a lot of questions. And best of all, it made me think about something other than the Shadowhunter world. I think I am ready to read other kinds of books now without comparing them to any of Cassandra Clare’s book. And that, for me, is a great achievement.

Goodreads Synopsis:

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

Throughout this book, there is a tone of sadness and secrecy and it weighed over me. Despite taking place over the summer, it is not a summery romance. It is darker than that. If I had to compare, I would compare this with Where She Went by Gayle Forman. The oppression of the situation is very apparent here. No one is at fault and yet everyone suffers for the situation that have raised and that other people created. Ellie and Graham are the characters that may have been done before in contemporaries but their little nuances throughout the book make them different. This book makes you feel for each and every character and I felt for it. I laughed and cried with them. And it is rare for a contemporary romance to make me cry.

The thing that sets it apart from all other books is that it doesn’t follow the patters that we expect it to follow. The romance is not the same. The family interactions are not the same. Neither are the friendships, even though friendship is a small part of the story. Even the ending is different. I didn’t feel extremely happy when I finished the book, but I did feel satisfied. It felt realistic. And the emotions that went through the characters felt realistic. And that’s what make this story unique and beautiful.

All there is left to say now is that don’t go in expecting a light, summery romance. It is so much more that that. It is dark. And it is going to make you feel. It is similar and yet different from other books of the same genre. And I would recommend it to everyone. I won’t say that this is the best book out there, but it deserves a read from you. Have you read this book? What did you feel about it? Please tell me in the comments! Thank you so much for reading! Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 4.25/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.

After experiencing the high drama of Shadowhunter chronicles, I needed some sweet and cutesy contemporary so that I can prevent myself from going into a reading slump. After trying to read at least 3 books, I found this one and it was perfect for my mood. I won’t say that this book was amazing or that you need to read this, but if you want to read a sweet contemporary with mild friendship drama, this is the perfect book for you. The book is very light and it will make your heart happy. I would also recommend this book for getting out of a reading slump because this is written in a very easy language and flows well. So, no one should have trouble reading this.

Goodreads Synopsis:

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

Right at the beginning of the story, I disliked Gia. I thought that I will just read the story for the good entertainment that it is and move on. But then, the story started being really good. I then found that Gia does have some redeeming qualities other than being shallow and self-centered. But what I really liked about this story are the characters of Bec, Hayden and their mother. All of their characters were created really well even if they were not unique. This story is similar to a lot of other contemporaries out there and I don’t think it is unique in any way. But this one here just has a charm that makes you keep reading and wanting to reach the end. I read this at one sitting and that proves how addictive the book is.

What more can I say about this book? It’s a decent story. The characters are decent. The friendship drama is entertaining. The romance is cute and sweet albeit frustrating. One thing I really liked about this book is that the ending is not rosy. There are some elements that need to be sorted out even after the book ends. So, it’s not completely a fairy-tale.

That’s all I have to say. Overall, its a decent book and you can give it a try if you want to read a light-hearted book. Have you read the book? Did you enjoy it? Please comment! Thank you so much for reading this! Until next time then.

Fin!

My rating- 3.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Sophie Kinsella book. The last one I read was Finding Audrey and I found it okay. I’ve been craving her writing for a while. If you are not familiar with the author, she literally writes romcoms. So, it’s generally very light and cutesy and fun to read. Her writing makes my heart happy. Recently, there’s an International Book Fair going on in my city. And when I saw Sophie Kinsella books there for very cheap in the used book stalls, I bought two of them. The other one that I bought was Twenties Girl. I think I am going to read it and then write about it soon. This post is not going to be very long so let’s start!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life.But, to her disbelief, she learns it’s actually 2007 – she’s twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she’s the boss of her department – and she’s married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??!

She can’t believe her luck – especially when she sees her stunning new home. She’s sure she’ll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He’s drawn up a ‘manual of our marriage’, which should help.

But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up… and lands a new bombshell.

What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

As I said, Sophie Kinsella’s books are a lot of fun to read. And this one was no exception. There were so many moments where I literally laughed for like five minutes. The main character, Lexi, is such a fun narrator. She is so naive and awkward that it is fun to look inside her mind. When she first wakes up and learns that it is 2007, there are so many thoughts that she had which are completely hilarious! Thoughts like “Brad and Jennifer broke up! The world is a different place!” or “I have stopped eating chocolate! 2007 is really different!”. And I am just sitting here thinking how weird her priorities are and how amazing that is for me! 😀

Lexi’s husband is another person who cracked me up. For those of you who have already read the book, what did you think about the “Mont Blanc” incident? I found it so gross and hilarious at the same time that I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair. His “marriage manual” with it’s sections of food and foreplay is totally another matter. I really liked all the characters. They were hilarious and lovable. Even Loser Dave, which is really a person’s name in this book. Her mom got on my nerves though. She may be the only character in this book that I didn’t like.

The only complaint that I may have about this book is that we do not get to see more of Jon. I think I would have liked to get to know him some more. He just came and went for brief periods and as a result, I found the ending to be a little bit abrupt. But that’s okay. I liked Jon as a whole and it didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book.

So, that’s all I have to say about this book. I would recommend this to everyone who loves romcoms or chick lit for that matter. If you want to read a lighthearted, enjoyable romance, then read any of Sophie Kinsella’s book because she is awesome. Her books are bound to make you feel happy. Have you read this book? Please comment if you liked it. Thank you so much for reading this. Until next time then!

Fin!

My rating- 3.75/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #14: Choose a book that you’re going to re-read in 2016.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

This week’s theme is to choose a book that I want to re-read in 2016. Now, I tried to be original about my choice, trust me. But eventually, I couldn’t. I am obviously going to re-read Harry Potter because I want to re-read it each and every year. And also because I recently ordered Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition (YAY!) and I am going to read it as soon as I have it in my hands. But the one I chose is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I obviously love this book. And even though I read it last year, I have to read it again this year! I have already forgotten so many parts of the book that its insane! So, I choose this book! Lets see the covers!

Original Cover:

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This one is really cute and sweet and relates to the story. I really like it!

Cover from my country(India):

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Like the previous one, this one is also really cool. And simple. And pretty. That’s all.

Favourite Cover:

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There is something about this font that I really love in this Dutch cover. Like all the other ones, this one is also really simple. But, I found it beautiful! It looks really attractive.

Least Favourite Covers:

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This is the Serbian cover and it really irks me. It sort of feels stereotypical and weird to me. It does not relate to the story in any way. I don’t like it.

So, that’s all for this post. Please tell me what you think of the covers and my choices! What’s your favourite one? Thank you so much for reading this post. Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #13:Choose a book that is going to be adapted into a movie in 2016.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

So, this week’s theme is to choose a book that will be adapted into a movie this year. There are a lot of books that are being adapted this year, so it was really hard to choose one. Ultimately, I chose Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I don’t even remember when I read this book, but I loved it with all my heart. I laughed and mostly cried with this books. It was overwhelming and I loved it to bits. So, I am highly, highly anticipating the movie of this one. Other honourable mentions are The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Inferno by Dan Brown. Let’s see the covers now!

Original Cover:

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There is nothing to be said about this cover. The font is pretty cute and that’s all. It is actually pretty generic.

Cover from my country(India):

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This cover is really, really pretty. And though it does not really relate to the book (which NONE of the covers do), I like it! And yes it looks like a chick-lit and yes I’m okay with that.

Favourite Covers:

These covers are adorable aren’t they? I found them beautiful and couldn’t decide which one I liked more. The left one is French and the right one is German.

Least Favourite Covers:

Okay, what the hell. Why? Just, why? I don’t get it. Why?

So, that’s all for this week! Have you read this book? Please tell me in the comments. Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you liked it! Until next time then!

Fin!

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson.

If you think that I read too much contemporary, you might be right. I have to accept it now. I do read too much contemporary. And then I talk about it here. And then I force more and more people to read then. And NO! They are not all the same! Okay, I’m done. Let’s talk about the book now. Because I’m (literally) dying to!

Goodreads Synopsis-

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

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First of all, you did it again Morgan Matson! You did it! I loved Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and I love this one. Time to move on to Second Chance Summer. This book started out as a normal contemporary. There was an awesome best friend. And then there was the friend left behind. There was a boy, some unlikely friendships and a few heartbreaks. There are all these tropes in the book but using only these to describe it would be redundant. It is so much more than that! The story is written in such a way that it feels so new and original!

The characters in this book are distinct. But I would not say that I liked all of them. Am I the only one who didn’t like Sloane? Please comment if you agree with me. I think that Sloane was irresponsible. She is an escapist who just loves to have an obliging sidekick to be by her and do her bids. I know I am being a bit harsh but I just didn’t like that girl! I didn’t like her anywhere. I didn’t like the concept of the lists, I didn’t like the flashbacks and I didn’t like her at the end. I know that because of that list we got Frank. And that’s the only reason I tolerated her, barely. I liked Collins a lot, though. I liked the little talks that he and Emily had. And his OTT jokes. Dawn was okay too.

And then there was Frank.

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He took a little getting used to. But once Emily started talking with him and opening up to him, it was just so amazing! But he was not the perfect person that Emily described him to be. I thought that he was very flawed and very imperfectly perfect. Can we just take some time to appreciate the scene in the rain guys? Can we? Because I think that scene is so overused and yet it never gets old.

Also, we should be talking about the list. I loved that the list pushed Emily to experience more. The character development that Emily went through is just beautiful! And the things that she proceeded to do because of the list is unimaginable. I mean, if you see how Emily acted with Frank at the Orchard and then when the story progressed, how she starts interacting with so many more people, it’s amazing. And she finally confronts her whats-his-name ex! But the best thing about it is that it didn’t feel rushed.

I don’t have much to say about this book except that it was refreshing and I really liked it. I would recommend it if you like contemporary. This just left me with so much happiness in my heart and I hope, when you read it, you feel it too!

9733765.gifAll in all, it was a really great book despite it’s flaws. But I don’t want to state the flaws and critically examine this book. I think it would lessen my enjoyment of it. Right now, let me bask in the happy glow the story has left me in. Thank you so much for reading this! I hope you liked it! Please comment about the book and we can start a discussion there. Until next time then!

Fin!

My rating- 3.75/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/10.

-Sanchita.

Book Discussion: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

This is the second book I’ve read this year, and I must say, it’s going pretty well. This one was so adorable and it filled me with so much happiness. Oh I have to mention something to you guys. I am participating in the Around the World in 52 Books challenge. This is basically a challenge where you have to read one book each week based on the themes they provide. For example, for the first week, the theme was to read a book that you wanted to read in 2015, but didn’t. This is the basic rule. But there are lots of other details that are in the Goodreads group. I will link the group here. I am not going to post much on the group, because I’m lazy. But I am going to try to do the challenge, ‘try’ being the keyword. And when I read a book for this challenge, I’ll try to review it immediately. This is my goal. I hope that it works out well. Fingers crossed! And for the theme of the first week, I chose this book. It has been sitting on my shelf since last year and I was finally able to pick it up. Let’s see how I felt about it!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

This book started off okay. I was interested but not too interested. I was enjoying myself but it wasn’t all that special. Even at the start, I looked forward to the emails that Simon and Blue exchanged. But it was compelling. Every time I put it down, I immediately wanted to pick it back up.

The characters were really interesting but they weren’t always likable. I guess that’s okay, but I wanted some characters to be better in a way, if that makes sense. For example- I liked Leah and I could see her point of view most of the time, but I also found her annoying sometimes. I also had mixed feelings about Martin . Simon made his mind about Martin but I didn’t. In some ways, I really hated what he did. But I could also understand his actions. Abby was okay most of the time. But I guess I wanted a bit more well-rounded characters. I wanted them to stand out of the crowd and be a bit more unique in a way. Am I the only one who feels this way? I don’t know! Please comment if you feel the same way.

The other thing that I wasn’t very pleased about was the writing style. Sure, it was easy to read and flowed well. But it wasn’t all that special. I liked the story she wanted to tell, believe me, I did ! But the writing style put me off a little. I know that I am definitely the only one who thinks this way but I’m sorry! I just do!

Now that I have got all that out of the way, lets talk about Blue and the cutest romance. All the emails were just so sweet and cute and you probably already know that but its sweet and cute! I am just ranting here but I got my fangirl mode on and its hard to shut up. I definitely did not guess Blue to turn out to be the guy he did! But after it was revealed who Blue was, the book got even better. About halfway through the book, I was sold. But when Blue turned up and it somehow worked out, they were just adorable! I was smiling the whole way and I felt so happy! The book just made me so happy and is basically the reason why I gave it the rating I did. With all the criticisms you must have thought that I didn’t like the book, but I did! I liked the book A LOT!

So, that’s all for today! I obviously recommend this book if the premise sounded interesting to you. A lot of people just loved this book and raved about it and you should read this book if you love sweet contemporaries like I do. Please comment below about what you think of this book and how you felt while reading this book. It’s okay if you disagree with me on everything, I just want to know your opinions. Thank you for reading this. Until next time then!

Fin!

My rating- 3.75/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.

-Sanchita.

Book Travelling Thursday #11: Choose a book that makes you feel warm and cozy.

It’s time for Book Traveling Thursdays! This meme is created by the wonderful bloggers from Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much. If you want to participate in this meme, you just have to go to the Goodreads group where the weekly themes will be announced at the beginning of each month. I will link the group here. After that, you have to just select a book according to the theme and explain why you chose this book in a blog post. In that post, you also have to choose different covers of the book you select. To be more specific, you have to post the original cover, the covers from you country, your favourite cover, and lastly, your least favourite cover. So, here goes!

So because yesterday was Cuddle-Up day, for this week I have to choose a book that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. And immediately after I saw this theme, my mind went to contemporary. And within seconds I knew the book. For this week, I choose the book Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. If you have read the book, you know what I am talking about. It’s a romance, in the city of love, with a handsome French guy in a French boarding school. Sounds good? Oh wait, I forgot, it’s also the most adorable contemporary ever with diversity in the main cast of characters. Interested yet? I hope so! If you haven’t read the book yet, just go read the book and you’ll understand the hype surrounding it. Come on, now! Let’s see all the beautiful and not-so-beautiful covers!

Original Cover:

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Raise your hand if you like this cover. Anyone? That’s right! No one is going to raise their hand because this cover is not beautiful. Actually, it’s the total opposite of beautiful. Can we just all agree that this is a really ugly and lame cover? Can we? ( I’m really sorry if you like this cover. I mean no harm 😦 ).

Cover from my country(India):

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This is also the cover which is currently available everywhere. But in my country, the book was released late and directly in this cover, as far as I know. I may be wrong though. But isn’t it pretty? This is so much better that the original one! It’s so, so pretty! The little heart and the background picture of Paris just makes it that much prettier. I wanted to pick this for my favourite cover too, but I forced myself to pick another one. And the one I picked is, drum-rolls please!

Favourite Cover:

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