Three Times Three // Book Reviews

I seriously can’t believe it’s October. I only read one book last month and I’m horribly behind on my book reviews. Since I don’t have much to wrap up, I’m doing something different. I’m recapping the last three books I’ve read with three-sentence reviews, hence the title of this post.

Book Review: The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

I got into a bit of a slump halfway through reading this, so take my rating with a grain of salt. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more if I’d read it at a different time. It took me almost a week to read this and I had long breaks in between sessions, which lowered my enjoyment of this book. The Other Americans isn’t a happy story, so that didn’t help either. My review will be more of a mishmash of thoughts, since I’m not quite sure how I feel about this book. 

Book Review: Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

If you like fantasy blended with historical fiction, you need to check this book out. Queen of the Conquered is what I wanted The Night Circus to be. There was even more in store with this book than I was anticipating from the blurb. It involves a high-stakes competition for the throne of Hans Lollik and at the backdrop is a slave rebellion. This book had some flaws, but at the same time it blew my mind, and I am very excited to read the sequel. That says a lot considering that I don't usually care too much for fantasy. I was drawn to this book by the cover and the title, and it did not disappoint.

Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Have you ever been excited to read a book for a long time, but when you finally get it, you're not? I found The Giver of Stars in January when I was looking for a book that takes place outside. This was probably one of my most anticipated reads because I've heard so much about Jojo Moyes. But when I got it, I was like, a book set in Depression Era America that takes place in Kentucky, why did I pick this? Most likely because it's about friendship, adventure, and romance, but I was skeptical about whether I would end up enjoying it. Luckily, I did!

Book Review: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Based off the blurb, I expected this to be a four or five-star read. A coming of age story that’s not about a high-schooler and involves time travel and romance, what’s not to like? Well, I’m bummed to say that I didn’t enjoy this at all. I feel like this is the kind of book that you love or hate; I can't say I hated this, but it wasn't for me.

Book Review: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Catherine House isn’t the type of book I normally read, but I had to choose a dark academia book for the Popsugar reading challenge. It has mixed reviews but I thought the blurb was intriguing, so I decided to give it a go. This book is interesting but odd, and I’m not sure what to… Continue reading Book Review: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Book Review: People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

I've been waiting to read People We Meet On Vacation for months and I'm happy to say that it didn't disappoint! It focuses on two characters, Alex and Poppy, who are complete opposites, but against all odds, become best friends in college. Adorable is the best word I can think of to describe this book. Now, let's get into the review.

Book Review: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List is without a doubt my new favourite thriller. It's about a destination wedding that ends in a murder and let me tell you, I did NOT see the ending coming. You probably guessed it, but I'll be breaking down the characters, plot and writing for this review because every element of this book was perfect to me.