Tag: Three Bookish Things

This Three Bookish Things tag looks like so much fun and I was so happy to see that I’d been tagged by Siobhan! If you haven’t checked out her blog, go now! What are you waiting for?!

Three Read Once and Loved Authors

  • Alex Evansley
  • Mary H.K. Choi
  • Sally Thorne

Three Titles I’ve Watched But Haven’t Read

I don’t watch a lot of movies and I read a looooooot of books, so this was kind of hard! I had to go way back in my memory to think of three titles!

Three Characters You Love

Three Series Binged

Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  • I didn’t like Six of Crows. Take away my book blogger card now.
  • I think Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series turned into a total mess.
  • One of my least favorite things is when a romance novel ends with a surprise pregnancy.

Three Current Favourite Book Covers

Three Goals for the Year

  • I want to continue to read more books outside of my comfort zone. Some of my favorite books of the year have been from genres I wouldn’t ordinarily pick up.
  • I want to do more unconventional reviews! I have so much fun with them and sometimes they take a little longer, but I think they’re worth it in the end.
  • I want to keep getting to know other bloggers by interacting on WordPress, Goodreads, and Twitter. I think right now I’m pretty good on WordPress, I’m decent on Goodreads, and I’m terrible at Twitter but I’m working on it.

Tag Time!

Jamsu | Lori | Princess of Pages | Bethany | Jackie | Charleigh | Caidyn & Chantel

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you like tags and also if you hate them. Please feel free to steal this tag from me and don’t forget to link back to this post so I get a notification to check out your answers! ❤

Book review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: AmazonTBDGoodreads
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Source: Borrowed

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

One of my goals for this summer was to read more books by Nina LaCour. I really enjoyed You Know Me Well when I read it a couple years ago, but life got in the way and even though at least three of her books have been on my TBR forever, I never got around to actually reading them. I put a library hold on We Are Okay months ago. When the hold finally came in, I promptly forgot that I had the book and realized, as I was packing for my trip to Wisconsin, that the book was going to expire the next day. I read it in the airport and I usually love books that I read in airports, but this one was only… okay.

I think the biggest problem I had was that the book is just super character-driven, to the point that not a lot actually happens. And I get it, I really do. The whole point of the book is that Marin’s grandfather has just died and she’s trying to deal with her grief and all the changes in her life and she’s trying to figure out what everything means for her. I get it. But I wanted something more to happen. Something to keep me interested. Something other than just beautiful writing.

The book was just so sad and I didn’t see much of a point to it other than that. Three stars for the writing alone, but if I’m being honest, I’m pretty disappointed.

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Have you read We Are Okay? Have you read any of Nina LaCour’s other books?
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