Show Us your Books! February '15

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's time for the Linkup! 




So I confess (even though it isn't Wednesday) that I didn't get a whole lot of reading done the past month. I'm not sure why really other than being busy and slightly distracted. However last night I downloaded a book and I finished it! To be fair it wasn't a long book but that didn't mean it wasn't a really amazing read! 

The book was: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

 

Now I kind of avoided this book for a bit because it was so popular...and I was burned pretty bad by Gone Girl (again apologies if you loved it) but after seeing a trailer for the movie I decided it looked like something I would enjoy. 

I am so glad that I decided that. 

I downloaded it from my library and started reading. I have to say that I loved each and every one of the characters. They were all so well written and beautifully described...it didn't matter that the book was short....it was full of life. 

Basically to give you an overview without spoilers- Mia is in a coma...and yet she is there watching everything going on around her...and it is up to her if she wants to stay....or go. 

I laughed and I cried great big tears over this book. It left me thinking about it long after I had finished it and that to me is the mark of a great one. I've already put my name on the waiting list for the next book in the series! 

So that's what I've read...and now I have three more books on the nightstand that are ready and waiting for me! However I can't wait to see what you all read to get more ideas! 

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by! 

14 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this! If you read my link-up, you'll find that I am with the masses and LOVED Gone Girl!

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  2. Intriguing. And I love the title. It's lyrical to me!

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  3. my friend was telling me about this one last night, I'll definitely have to check it out. :) Thanks!!

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  4. I read it! I thought it was pretty good, and I cried the big tears when I heard about her little brother!

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  5. I saw the previews for that movie as well and was tempted to read the book. Now I know I want to add it to my reading list with your review!!

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  6. I still havent read this and I really should!

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  7. I tend to avoid popular books, too (although I did love Gone Girl) and I haven't read If I Stay yet, but I think I'm going to, especially since it's not that long.

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  8. I need to read this. I'll add it to my list.

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  9. I read this a few months ago and while I didn't hate the book, the ending (or lack thereof) made me so angry and confused. I borrowed the follow up book from my sister so I hope it helps make me less angry about it.

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  10. I read the follow-up too; Where She Went. It was an interesting twist to the story to pick up years later from Adam's perspective. I didn't *love* them, but I liked them well enough to be glad I read them.

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  11. I loved that book so much! The movie was pretty good too.

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  12. I saw trailers for the movie, so I have to read the book before I can watch it. Glad it was a good one.

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  13. I liked that one, and loved the second book even more. I finally got around to watching it and thought they did the book justice.

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  14. After struggling through some of the drama of this book, I enjoyed the 2nd book (Where She Went) better when they characters seemed to have grown up some. Forman's other series, Just One Day/Just One Year is totally worth a read if you enjoyed If I Stay.

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