Genre: Coming of age
Date started: October 16, 2019
How did I choose this book: The summary of the book intrigued me
I couldn‘t finish it. It was the kinda real writing that made tough reading. Pass.
I finally finished this audiobook today. I really hoped this would be a great read. But oh. my. god Arthur is soooo annoying. He‘s melodramatic, immature, self-centered, and whiny. There were so many “problems” in their relationship that weren‘t actually problems at all. I get that YA novels can be immature, but this was a little too petty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I'm bailing. There's nothing wrong with the writing, in fact I've loved other books written by these two, but this isn't doing it for me. YA is really hit or miss for me and I'm encountering more misses the older I get. 🤷♀️ #itsnotyouitsme #probably
"I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. [...] I just think you're meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path." ~ Arthur ?
I am so glad I finally picked this one up last month! The last third fell a bit flat for me, but overall I really enjoyed this book. I love the writing and the characters, and the story is so adorable! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#pridemonthreads #whatifitsus #beckyalbertalli #adamsilvera
Ok, it's time for a confession... Like Ben, I have never listened to Hamilton. 🙈 I know, shame on me.
Reading this book really makes me want to, though! Arthur's enthusiasm and Ben's reaction finally convinced me that I've been missing out. 😁
#WhatIfItsUs #BeckyAlbertalli #AdamSilvera #currentlyreading #readwithpride #pridemonthreads #yareads #Hamilton
The vertigo has been bad this week so it‘s been audiobooks and meditation for me. Definitely making sure I‘m taking care of me. Sherlock has been taking care of me, too. 🐶 I‘m currently listening to the tagged book and I‘m enjoying it. #BFC
THIS WAS AN A AMAZING BOOK! It really pushed past all the stereo typical views on gay people, as a bisexual myself, I was so satisfied with this book. It‘s definitely a fluffy sappy book so if you don‘t like that then don‘t read it. It‘s very slow in the beginning but it gets faster as you read more!
#pop19: Book with a question in the title
This ended up being a so-so, leaning toward pick. Lots of funny, quirky lines from Arthur. Ben's character left a lot to be desired, I thought. Kind of a weird chemistry between these two and the whole Jessie/Ethan thing wasn't really necessary.
Being single AF of course I had to build a book boyfriend .... and being me of course I wouldn‘t be his type. I do believe we would have a fantastic friendship though.
So much this! One of my biggest pet peeves. People always call me Sam without asking. My name is SAMANTHA! I love when people actually ask me what I prefer.
My carpets need to cleaned, sink is full of dishes, kids have no ckean clothes, celing fans should be dusted...but the sun is out and I have a new book
Arthur and Ben meet at the post office. Then they lose each other. Then they find each other. And maybe it was meant to be.
I truly wanted to like this book. Sadly, the “search” part of the story felt unnecessary, and the romance itself was WAY too awkward and complicated. I could not root for the characters, because I did not feel they should be together. The friendships are much more satisfying and might make the book worth reading.
Such a cute story. SO FLIPPIN ADORABLE.
I‘ve been off YA for a long time because a lot of it feels juvenile and meaningless but the relationships and flawed yet real characters in this definitely mark it as something not only unique, but something worth reading.
The conflicts in this are so important and I do think the ending was a fitting one. Perhaps an unconventional happy ending in the realm of romantic YA, but certainly still a happy one.
QUIZ: Build your perfect book boyfriend and we'll reveal who they are! 💕
Who'd you get as your book boyfriend?
This book is on my TBR, might have to move it up!
“But maybe this isn‘t how life works. Maybe it‘s all about people coming into your life for a little while and you take what they give you and use it on your next friendship or relationship. And if you‘re lucky, maybe some people pop back in after you thought they were gone for good.”
It‘s funny the #NashvilleLitsyMeetUp was today because this is the bag I‘ve been carrying around. Repping the Nashville Public Library here in CT. I miss that city! ❤️🌃
I‘m supposed to go home and finish schoolwork, but what are birthdays for if not blowing off work to read fun things?
For the first time in too many weeks, I actually have enough time and nerves to read an actual book. I‘ve brought lots of books with me, and I‘m ten books behind my goodreads challenge, so wish me luck! I‘ve started with this one because it‘s been on my shelf for ages and it is easy to read. So far I like it more than Leah, which was tbh dreadful.
#ya #reading #cover #whatifitsus #beckyalbertalli #adamsilvera
Sweet story about coming of age in New York, and making good (or better) choices about partnering up and communicating with friends. Will put some spoilers in the comments. 3.5-4 stars. Not really a pick but definitely not a so-so. We need better hand gestures for Litsy! Also, we (in the world, not just Litsy) need more queer rep YA and New Adult stories. A *LOT* more. 🏳️🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💞
I wanted to love this book, but it got bogged down with pop culture references, particularly Harry Potter (which I don't mind, but a little goes a long way) and references to the Universe. In the end, I found myself not rooting for or caring about either character. I love these authors' individual work, but this collaboration just didn't work for me.