📚Books I loved and will always re-read📚

Hi friends, I wanted to do something a bit different today and discuss some of my favourite books that are my go to re-reads!

I am the worst for re-reading books sometimes, especially when I have ARCs or new releases that I want to read… I recently re-read the Percy Jackson series even though at that point I had 100+ books on my TBR. In my defence, I am very much a mood reader and none of my books were taking my fancy.

1 – The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, I would re-read this series straight after I’d just read it if I could, I love these books so much they have a special place in my heart.

2 – The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. Much like PJO these books have a special place in my heart and I will never tire of reading these (or watching the films, they’re a guilty pleasure of mine).

3 – The End of Mr Y by Scarlet Thomas. I am OBSESSED with this book, let me tell you. I find something new to love about it every time I re-read it (also hit me up if you’ve read it, I would love to discuss it with you!)

4 – The Shining by Stephen King. I mean of course this one was going to make my list, I’m pretty sure I read this at least once a year. It usually features around Halloween time and then I thoroughly scare myself by going and watching the film.

5 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I am also obsessed with this book, it’s the first Dan Brown book I ever read and it really ignited my love for his books so I always go back to this one.

6 – Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I may have had a small (large, huge, massive, fucking ginormous) crush on Patch as a teenager, which has definitely not *cough* stuck with me into adulthood, so I used to read this book like every other week.

ALSO, shout out to everyone on booktwt who has made me realise that having a crush on fictional characters is totally normal and in fact encouraged by other readers, you guys are the best <3333333

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There are also some recent reads that I would love to re-read in the future because for various reasons they really stuck with me…

The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack | Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine | Dreaming of Florence by T A Williams | The Scam List by Kurt Dinan

I won’t review these books when I re-read them because there’s no point, I might do a little comparison post to see if my feelings are still the same but otherwise I’ll just enjoy my re-reads in peace.

Be sure to let me know if you have any particular faves that are falling apart because you re-read them so much!

Until next time, Em xxx

NETGALLEY – The Scam List, Kurt Dinan – A Review.

The Scam List by Kurt Dinan. Published 3.8.2020 by BooksGoSocial. Provided by NetGalley.

Synopsis… “Meet the best teen con artist team around. Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom’s money. Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone’s ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents’ business, one con at a time. That is if they don’t kill each other first. Of course, they’re only going to scam people who deserve it.

That’s a promise. Would they lie to you?”

Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars.

My review…

Firstly thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the ARC of this book, I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis and knew that I would be in for a treat reading this.

I’ve never read anything like this book before, it was so different and I think that’s why I loved it so much! From start to finish it was excellent.

We read this book from Boone’s POV, the whole way through. It’s written very cleverly and I felt as though we were looking at the world through Boone’s eyes. The only disappointment with this is that it felt like we missed a couple of things because of how unobservant he is.

The plot itself was brilliant, and the work and writing that went into every chapter and scam was second to none. It was so engaging and would make even a reluctant reader want to keep turning the pages.

Throughout the book I was laughing out loud, it was so cheeky and lighthearted. Which was only enhanced by the interactions between Boone and Darby, I thought they worked perfectly together!

I really enjoyed watching Boone grow the book and his realisations, it added a “grown up” feel to the book, and it helped me really connect with Boone as a person.

The final scam made me SO EXCITED, it had this really excitable feel to it. It was as if the book was buzzing with excitement, I didn’t want the book to end but I wanted to see what happened. I loved how everything seemed to wrap itself up too, and we got answers to everything.

On the whole, I absolutely loved this book. It was so lighthearted, cheeky and funny and I was sorely disappointed when it ended!

Until next time, Em xxx