4-star Books

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

My rating: 4 / 5 stars  | Goodreads rating: 3.83 / 5 stars

Things I Should Have Known was a thoroughly enjoyable read. It was unpredictable in the most laid-back of ways, and very heartwarming. I loved the narrator, Chloe, because she was written in a way that sounded very natural and realistic, and also because she was amusing and easy to follow without being just another fluffy, easy read. I picked up this book as a result of watching JesseTheReader videos on YouTube. A few of his suggestions have been disappointments to me, but we had a hit with Things I Should Have Known. (Sidenote: If you have any suggestions for other BookTubers I should follow, I’d be happy to hear about them in the comment section below!) Let’s delve into a quick synopsis. Continue reading “Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik”

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5-star Books

Paper Towns by John Green

My rating: 5 / 5 stars | Goodreads rating: 3.87 / 5 stars

Hello, friends! Nothing follows a review about a John Green book quite like a review of another John Green book. Let’s get started!

Paper Towns is my favorite John Green book to date. (Granted, I haven’t read Turtles All the Way Down yet, but to be honest, the title isn’t inspiring a lot of confidence.) I think I enjoy Paper Towns so much because it deals with questions I spend a lot of my own time pondering: Who am I? Who are all these other people? Is it possible to ever truly understand someone else? Continue reading “Paper Towns by John Green”