Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Fiction
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you…”

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- reading other people’s e-mail. When he applied to be “internet security officer,” he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth’s and Jennifer’s messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can’t help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

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Book Review: Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Hello friends! I have had Better Than Before sitting on my shelf for over a year and I haven’t been able to bring myself to pick it back up. I thought it would be interesting to learn about habits, but I am unfortunately in a point in my life where habits are just what they are, and reading a book about it won’t do much good.

I highly recommend this book to those who genuinely want to learn more about what guides their life. Gretchen Rubin is one of my Linkedin influencers and she’s so insightful. I wish I was in to it more, for self help reasons.

Hopefully I’ll pick it up again someday. Until then, unfortunately I have to mark it as DNF.

Onto the next read.

This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Title: Under Rose Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis: At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.

But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.

Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?

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Top Ten Books of 2016

Happy end of 2016!!

I know that this year has been hard, but I for one don’t think it’s been all bad. I met my love, started grad school, and read so many great books.

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So I think it’s time I jumped on the 2016 booklist bandwagon. Here are my top ten reads of 2016:

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The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

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True Stories:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

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Loved the Author:

Forever, Interrupted and One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Lyrically Written:

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed New Year!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: One True Loves
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis: In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

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