Read with Tracie Marie Please Vol. 8

Yay for summer reading! Now today’s list is full of some not-so great books and some other great books, I would hate to only share the books that I liked because I need to give my honest reviews. I may read a ton, but that doesn’t mean that I always read books that I LOVE, and if you’re taking the time to spend hours and hours on a book, shouldn’t you at least enjoy reading it? Let’s check out what I’ve been reading lately…

“I wonder if this is what other people seem to have that I do not—this courage to fall because they have the memory of standing.”

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

4 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Yes! I listened to this audiobook and I became obsessed with Cassie’s story and horrible mother. I definitely didn’t see some of the plot twists coming, and some of it was just heartbreaking.

“Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don’t really matter because they only exist inside you.”

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

4 out of 5 stars

Recommend? If you just graduated college like me, you need this book. Trust me. It’s seriously helpful.

“For some people a thing may be right, and for others it may be wrong. There is no greater truth to morality -it is merely an opinion.”

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

2 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Nope, the premise of a teenage female serial killer is super interesting, but this book just fell flat for me. It was boring and predictable.

“I think it’s fair to say that my relationship with Lucy Keating has been complicated. I resented her deeply for butting into my world, but I also didn’t hate her guts.”

Literally by Lucy Keating

4 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Yes! This is a very interesting idea for a book, where the main character realizes her life is being written by an author and the author herself is in the book.

“I mean only to say this: that sometimes, through good luck or bad, through curses or fate, the world cracks itself open, and afterward nothing will ever be the same.”

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Recommend? This story was about a twist of fate when a very unlucky girl buys a lottery ticket for her also unlucky best friend – and he wins! Good summer read.

“Those who know what it’s like in the dark will do anything to stay in the light.”

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

4 out of 5 stars

Recommend? I liked this book, because the shifting between different characters’ points of view kept it interesting – but I still found this book to be a little slow at times. Probably because of all those times Mare was imprisoned.

“For you, I wish for second chances”

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

5 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Yes! This book was a wonderful summer read, but there were a couple curveballs in there that I didn’t really agree with it. Loved it, but definitely not one of Dessen’s best works.

That Night by Chevy Stevens

5 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Yes! This book was a mystery that actually surprised me at the end – I didn’t see it coming! Definitely a great summer suspense novel.

“The memory of how he felt when he cared about her was going to be the most painful thing after he began to hate her.”

Ruined by Amy Tintera

4 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Maybe, I was really craving a kings and queens kind of story, and this didn’t disappoint. The romance aspect of it was sweet, and the whole magic vs. normal people plot was interesting. I’m not too sure if I’ll continue this series or not – but we’ll see!

“If all we are is what people think we are, then we’re all screwed.”

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

2 out of 5 stars

Recommend? Okay so I didn’t finish this book, I got halfway through and quit. It was just way too complicated with the two main characters points of view and the characters weren’t that likeable either. Do not recommend!

What are you currently reading? And don’t forget to follow me on Goodreads!

Xx Tracie

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  • Reply
    July 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I lovelovelove this post.
    Before my blogging hiatus, I used to do similar posts and this just made me realize how much I miss those (and reading in general) definitely making it a point to read more!
    If you had to recommend absolutely ONE book and only one book (of all the books you read) what would it be?


    • Reply
      July 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Hi Darrian!

      Omg that is so hard…I would have to say The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen!

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