Hey, guys! So if you may have noticed I haven’t been sharing my reading plans the past few months. Don’t worry, I’m not in a reading slump. I’ve been reading for some special posts I have planned, so keep your eyes open for those.
This month my secret TBR was reading the three lowest-rated books on my Goodreads TBR. I’ve been trying to narrow down the number of books on my TBR because it’s been getting overwhelming for me. I had hoped that these books wouldn’t be a flop, so continue reading if you wanna see how everything turned out.
Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton
Emma is hitchhiking to the Badlands to escape her past. After getting into a fight with a driver she hooked up with, she finds herself in this abandoned ghost town. All she has are a van with no gas, a gun, and an impending snowstorm. Upon exploring the town, Emma meets a little boy named Earl. He wears a tinfoil mask and begs Emma to help him.
I DNFed this book at page 93. I gave it 1/5 stars because I read to about the halfway point. This book was too fast paced for me and I was extremely confused as to what was going on.
I will say, if you like unreliable narrators then you would enjoy this book. Even though I didn’t finish the book, I got the feeling that Emma and everyone she encountered were unreliable.
The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace
Madelyn Hawkins met Bennet Cartwright, her biology professor, on her first day of community college. He immediately caught her eye because he’s funny and interested in her. The thing is, Bennet doesn’t know that Madelyn’s only sixteen. When she’s with Bennet, Madelyn feels grown up, which is why she keeps her real age a secret.
This book was not for me. For clarification, this book was not bad, but it was not good either. It was just ok so I gave it 2.5/5 stars. First, Madelyn developed this unhealthy obsession with Bennet before anything even happened. Then, she put up this whole mentality of “I’m not like other girls,” a trope I normally don’t mind, but I hated how it was portrayed here.
The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes by Tess Uriza Holthe
This book is a collection of short stories set in France. The five-forty-five to Cannes, France is the connection between all of these stories, like a thread going through a needle. The lives of these people become an open book, making a memorable experience for readers.
However, I DNFed this after the first story, so no rating. Sorry! It was really difficult to connect with the characters and the writing style. In the first story, we are introduced to Chazz who is separated from his wife. It was really hard to connect with his character because he was just so unlikable.
I chose this book because my friend recommended it to me. I was talking with her about how I was having such a difficult time connecting with the writing and characters. She told me that it was completely understandable because it’s the type of book that you take your time with so it may take awhile to get through. She really liked how all of the stories were connected when she read it.
Overall, I’m glad I either read or attempted to read these books. If you want me to do more secret TBRs let me know in the comments below!