Reading truly is a funny thing. One minute I’m so into it, then the next I’m just tired of it all even though I’ve loved reading since elementary (I remember going through my cousin’s Nancy Drew books collection).
Or maybe reading isn’t the funny one and it’s actually me, the person whose attention span is similar to that of a toddler. And true to a kid’s nature, I easily change my mind about certain things. Today I like this and I can probably do it for hours and hours then tomorrow, I just don’t want to anymore.
This is also why for the second half of 2018, up until the entire year of 2019, I never read a single book.
Now I’m back into it again and I’m happy and excited. Just thinking about the books that I have on my to-read shelf is making me all giddy inside.
So last Sunday, I decided to finally pick up a book again (or my phone because I’ve preferred ebooks over the “real thing” for the past 4 years). And I’m happy to announce that I managed to finish 5 books in just a span of a week+ (thanks to the boredom and the loads of extra time brought about by this quarantine).
#1 First & Then by Emma Mills
I’m gonna be honest and say that this book confused me until the very end. I didn’t know what it was about exactly and it just felt like tons of issues/topics were being thrown into this one book and it just didn’t make sense at all.
But that is until I read another book by this author…
#2 Finding Perfect by Colleen Hoover
But before reading another Emma Mills book, I read one by Colleen Hoover first.
This book is a short story (I think it’s about 100+ pages long) sequel to the story of Daniel and Six on Finding Cinderella. The ending of Finding Cinderella was a bit of a cliff hanger (not so much that there’s really a need for this book, but you know…) so it’s nice that we have this pretty great closure to that story.
#3 This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Then we have the second book of Emma Mills that I read last week. The book that made me understand how this author writes.
After having read this, I feel quite guilty and frankly, a little bit stupid, that I didn’t understand First & Then in the first place. But you know, best we can do is move forward.
Emma Mills is now a favorite. And by favorite, I mean I will make it a point to read every single work that this author has released and will release in the future.
#4 Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Well, no surprise here. Another Emma Mills book and by far, my favorite.
Everything about this from the cover to the characters to the story to the character developments were just all nothing short of perfection.
I just love this one so fucking much, I wanna fucking marry it.
#5 One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
And after all the Emma Mills fun, I decided to take a pause and dive into the sequel of One of Us is Lying—a book that I actually loved a lot so when I found out that there was a sequel, I just knew that I had to get onto it ASAP.
So I finished it. And, well, it was a little disappointing.
I don’t know but it didn’t give me that same push that the first book did. Plus, the ending was a little too “that’s it????” for me. I somehow feel that it was meant to be like that to open doors for a third book installment but it was still… ugh. Just a major sigh moment.
I’m so glad that I managed to squeeze in 5 books this last week and a half of March. I can’t wait to read more of Emma Mills and I just really can’t wait to read more, honestly.
Do you have any mystery/suspense-thriller book suggestions, though? Preferably young adult ones just because.