Honestly, I think reading books like "Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating" is why I will be single forever – I will always compare guys to book guys. I mean, Josh Im was essentially my dream guy, and I absolutely adore a friends-to-lovers story! Plus, I now totally want to be Hazel's best friend. Side note: I'm now craving Budae Jjigae – anybody up for a midnight visit to K-Town? Anyway, if you can't tell from my rambling, I absolutely loved this book. It's such a cute rom-com story, and I finished it in about two hours. Maybe less. And I'm already ready to reread it.
I love beach reads. I know they're normally called chick lit or women's books, but I call them beach reads – mainly because I saw the phrase somewhere on Goodreads and I liked it, but also because I totally wish I was reading these books on a beach. So after finishing an amazing but heavy book like "The Hate U Give," I decided to finish "The Hating Game," a beach read that had been on my TBR list for a while (and that I was simultaneously reading anyway). I thought it was so freaking cute – even if I was crying my eyes out whilst reading most of it.
WOW. Literally, that was my first thought when I finished reading "The Hate U Give." Just WOW. This book had been on my TBR list since it came out last year, but I hadn't gotten a chance to read it. To be honest, I almost forgot about it until I saw the movie trailer at the theater – so I bought the ebook the minute I got home. This book was SO good and SO powerful and just SO emotional – I almost ugly cried three times in public reading it. And I wasn't ashamed to do it either.
Trying out this WWW Wednesday thing – so I guess this is WWW Wednesday 01. (Maybe it'll help keep me on track with my reading goals!)
Tom Hanks – actor, screenwriter, director, America's dad (and/or sweetheart), and author. Wait, author? Did anybody else know that Tom Hanks published a book of short stories? I didn't – so when I came upon a copy at my local library, I immediately picked it up. Honestly, I didn't even read the blurb or realize that it was a collection of short stories – I just wanted to read something that Tom Hanks wrote, but I'm glad I grabbed the book and read it. The collection of stories is rather cute and nostalgic, and a relatively quick read. Plus, the book goes well with a fireplace, a warm pot of tea, and a fleece blanket – the perfect ingredients for a cozy day.