Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So, I started reading... The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The genius over at Bloody Book-a-holic that is Taschima Cullen, created a meme/post called, So I started reading... Which announces exactly what I am reading, even if I don't post a review of it later. Plus, it gives others an idea of when I'm actually getting around to the book they've requested/ recommended to me. Okay, here we go!


 “It was a summer I would never, ever forget. It was the summer everything began. It was the summer I turned pretty. Because for the first time, I felt it. Pretty, I mean. Every summer up to this one, I believed it’d be different. Life would be different. And that summer, it finally was.”

Conrad or Jeremiah... Conrad or Jeremiah, which one should I pick!? (If you give me spoilers for this series, I swear I will hunt your down and eat you with ketchup.) I'm already conflicted on which boy is going to steal my heart. Jeremiah sounds like my perfect guy, which means of course that something horrible must be wrong with him, like some deep dark secret. Conrad, I'm not really sure how to feel. Belly is totally in love, so, by the laws of the universe, I must fall for him at some point.

For now it's the perfect summer book! Mentions of a boardwalk, car travel, pools, beaches, a beach house. As a girl who lives in Florida, the summer is not complete with at least one long car trip or a pilgrimage to the beach. (Even if, like me, you're a bit of a hermit.) So, hearing about all these things, it's almost like I'm back on the beach with a book in my hand, the sun on my skin and water crashing nearby. Seriously, you can practically smell the sunscreen wafting off the pages. It makes me long to have a beach house I could go to every summer with friends and family. It would be so much fun! Alas, I'll just have to live with this book until then!

Okay, I can't help it, I'm going to have to point this out. But... the titles? Really? I can live with The Summer I Turned Pretty. That, at least, sounds like a "coming of age" novel. It's Not Summer Without You has me a little worried, since separation worries me in relationships, at least book ones. We'll Always Have Summer = total warning bells for the main relationship at that point. The main... issue I have is well... "Some summers are just destined to be pretty." See, now that takes a bit of an innocent phrase and somehow turns it snobbish. That may just be me, but oh well. Can't wait to see where this book series takes me, especially since so many people love it!

Happy Reading,

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