Books I meant to write reviews on but didn’t in the end (2017 edition)

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Hey y’all!

The actual plan was to post a Top Ten Tuesday blog post, but I’m not passionate about this week’s topic and basically wanted to skip it all-together. I came up with this post right on spot here as #imawesome. (just kidding) (not really)

 

I’ve been blogging for well over a year now and it has very much affected my reading habits. I want to talk about almost every book I read now. But I don’t. I’m sure you’re wondering now that if I wanted to, why the heck don’t I talk about/review all the books??

My humble (and very valid) excuses

  • I’m lazy, okay? I AM A VERY LAZY PERSON.
  • I’m also tired a lot. I wake up at 6am, get ready in a rush, go to college, get back home 10 hours later, do assignments and college work. Oh and get some blogging and reading done in those few minutes I get throughout the day between tasks. This does NOT help my hobbies and extras in life. I barely manage to write up as many posts as I am right now.
  • The above mentioned schedule strains my laziness. I simply crash and lie on the bed as often as I can.
  • Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll actually fall asleep early every night because night time is energy time! (Really, body and eyes, why is it that always one of you isn’t tired enough to let me sleep. I’m exhausted.*)
  • Did I mention I’m lazy?
  • You know, sometimes I wish I had someone to write blog posts for me. Then I remember I’m broke and can’t hire anyone. And if I did, I wouldn’t let them do anything because I need to do everything myself so it’s exactly as I want it to be? (I’m only a teeny bit perfectionist. Veeeery lil.)
  • I like sleep. Hence why I spend an hour or so trying to sleep every night by not doing anything else but listen to slow music. #struggles.

*honestly, though. Is it just me who faces this every single night or does it happen to you as well? REASSURE ME THAT I HAVEN’T BEEN CURSED.

So basically today I’m here to give y’all very short reviews on the books I had planned on reviewing this year, but didn’t actually end up reviewing.

[1] We Were Liars by E. Lockehart

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So technically, according to Goodreads, I HAVE reviewed it. I had written a few sentences on there immediately after reading it in my emotional state. I had planned on writing a proper detailed review, you know? But I simply could NOT put all my feelings and thoughts into words. In fact, I was about to rant all about my dilemma with this book in this post but left it out as I had, sort of, reviewed it.

We Were Liars BROKE me. By the end I had a snotty nose, red eyes, only replying to my best friend’s Snapchat then because I was too caught up with the book and was then Snapchatting me ugly crying because OMG THIS BOOK. It has been so long since a book has made me cry so much (last one was Speak) and obviously this had to be rated 5 stars. THIS is why I give so less books five stars—because I want to set apart books like THIS which make me feel so very much that it’s on a totally different level.

^my “review” on Goodreads.

[2] The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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I ADORED Han’s To all the boys I’ve loved before. I wanted to try this really popular and hyped book trilogy of hers, and did it as part of the Beat the Backlist Challenge (which kind of fell to the wayside, to be honest). Guess what? I HATED IT.

Okay, maybe hate (in capitals) is too strong, but I heavily disliked it. I was so irritated by the MC and the boys and the love triangle… argh. Honestly, I don’t know why I read till the end. I wanted to write a rant review but didn’t because I simply wanted to forget I read the book. If I read an MC like Belly again when I’m 70 years old, it’ll be too soon.

[3] The Hundred-Year Old Man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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I saw this book in a second hand bookstore and was very intrigued by the title. It took a while for me to complete the book, because there were a lot of lulls and boring parts till halfway through. But I absolutely ADORED all the characters and how Allan Karlsson kept evading death, and yet managed to meet the most popular people in history without making much of a deal out of it. He simply took it all in stride. The book was one really cool adventure, and it was really humourous.

I didn’t think I would read it again, though, so I sold it back in exchange for another book. (Oh and while doing that, I left my favourite bookmark in it and now it’s gone to someone else *sob*)

[4] Whisper to me by Nick Lake

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I first read about this book on paperfury and I was very intrigued. A while later I got my hands on it and I was wary of the plot for a lot in the beginning, because I wasn’t really sure what was going on. Only later I caught up, but I didn’t drown in feels as I expected I would. It lost me here and there a few times, but overall it’s quite a good story. Its also written really well.

[5] Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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This sequel to Passenger was everything I expected. It explained so much, brought in new twists and also went a little more in-depth into Etta’s mother, which I liked. The writing didn’t draw me in and hold me (same as Passenger), but if you can sit through lots of details, it’s a good read.

[6] Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J. D. Hollyfield

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I actually really liked this book. I’m not sure why I didn’t write the review..? I guess I procrastinated so much that I forgot details and just gave up.

It’s about a text sent to the wrong person in drunken stupor and a relationship forming through texts*. I adored reading this book and I loved the main character’s spunk and personality. The book is also New Adult so there are quite some steamy scenes.

*If this happened to me in real life, I would probably change my number and hide forever. I would have also got creeped out by the messages. I don’t trust easily. But it’s nice to read about different way things can go.

[7] Losing It trilogy by Cora Carmack

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I was planning to write one post reviewing all the three books… but yet again, I procrastinated and gave up later. That’s the thing with romances for me. I have to either review them really soon, or I never do.

I didn’t like the first and third books very much, but the second was quite entertaining! Mostly, I liked the pairing of the second and how they fit despite being so very opposite. And the way they met and got to know each other was really nice!

[8] Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

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The only reason I wanted to write a review on this was because I wanted to rant about it. I even had a draft post on it but gave up later because I kept getting annoyed just thinking about the book and wanted to change moods fast.

I didn’t get any feels. I wasn’t impressed by the storyline. I didn’t like the characters. And most of all? I felt no chemistry between the couple! It was very weird. I did not like the book at all and I don’t recommend it.


I hope these very short reviews help, because I really wanted to give my feedback on these books to y’all. I actually have more books to talk about but I gotta run and do college work now. (why do I always have a ton of work left to do)

Which books have you read this year that you planned to review but didn’t, in the end? What are your excuses? Or do you actually review everything like a boss and excel in all points of life? Have you read any of the books I mentioned, or are they on your TBR? What do you think of them? LET ME KNOW ALL.

13 thoughts on “Books I meant to write reviews on but didn’t in the end (2017 edition)”

  1. I do review everything I read.😂 Because I do it to remember them or else — ppftt I’ll forget EVERYTHING I EVER READ 2 DAYS LATER. I’m hopeless.😂 However I have read We Were Liars and Whisper To Me and I sooo loved them both. ❤ And I tried to read The 100 Year Old Man but kind of wandered away mid-reading? I can't even remember why. I need to get back to it!! I love the title!

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    1. Apparently it’s also a movie? Legit did not know that until I wrote this post and googled the cover image. When I typed the title, movie came up! Was so surprised. It must be really interesting.

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  2. ooh I loved We Were Liars! I read it a few years ago and now I want to re-read it because I’m remembering how much I liked it 😊
    I really enjoyed Whisper To Me as well. Great post 🙂
    xx
    Em

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  3. I’m totally with you on this! I love reading the books, it’s writing the reviews that’s the bane of my existence, especially if I didn’t love the book. We Were Liars is totally going on my TBR! Such a cool idea for photos too!

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  4. hi I just wanted to say love these post and your reasons are so similar to mine that its scary. though am currently not working laziness is a strong reason why I haven’t blogged in months. lol

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      1. 😂😂 I just rate on Goodreads immediately. If I write book reviews, I write on the blog as well otherwise not at all. Laziness smh.

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