What I Read This Week: November 15, 2020
Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Contemporary romance[block rendering halted]
Book three in The Bromance Book Club Series. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope and this novel delivers everything I love about it! It’s a sweet, swoony story with a nice dose of heavy family issues. Alexis and Noah are best friends, though both feels more for the other and both are too afraid to admit it. When the tension finally gives, you might think it’s their happy ending, but it’s just the beginning of their journey to get there. The relationships in this series are realistic and the humor is sharp. I recommend this one for readers of romance, and while it could stand alone, you really should experience the series in order.
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
Memoir/Audiobook[block rendering halted]
I listened to this audio book, while referring to my physical copy for the notes and photos. Neither format would do it justice alone. This isn’t a straight forward memoir, but a collection of thoughts, quotes, and antecdotes from McConaughey’s life. What I appreciate most is how he tells stories from his life without focus on his films or stardom. Overall it’s a positive, inspiring read. I highly recommend it for his fans and readers of memoir and personal essays.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Young adult/Fantasy[block rendering halted]
This one was highly recommended by people I trust but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It’s interesting and I flew through it because I wanted to know what happened. This author is incredibly skilled at world building, her descriptions are vivid. So while the setting felt unique, the storyline felt overdone (It has a strong Twilight vibe, which I didn’t care for.) Overall it’s an entertaining fantasy read with romance elements. I’m going to try the next in the series because I’ve heard it’s better than this one, and I’m curious about how the characters’ stories progress. I recommend this for readers of fantasy (It’s labeled as YA though it gets pretty “adult” in some parts.)