Collaboreads: The Boyfriend App

Hello readers.  I know I have been a little MIA lately and I apologize but of course I am back for Collaboreads: The Boyfriend App is the book I chose this month.

This months theme was : School

Now, I had several books in my closet that I have read relating to school , however, I wanted to read something new.  What I love about this link up is that I get to explore new books and sometimes books I would have never even given the time of day.

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The Boyfriend App

STARS:

4 stars

 

RIVETING: This book was another good read.  I couldn’t really put it down.  The plot was so entertaining.  I would think I knew what was going to happen and then something would throw my theory out the door.  I love books like that.

ELEMENTS: Every single person with a smart phone can relate to this book.  The book is about developing an app to win a contest.  The app is tested and tried and there are all different types.  I mean who wouldn’t want to develop a popular app to make you on top of the world??

What app would you develop?

ASSOCIATE: I have not read a book like this one before.  You could technically classify this in the “school” section.  The book takes place in high school but I think it can relate to many other books that talk about high school and getting stabbed in the back, betrayal, bratty girls, etc.  You remember high school right?

DESIGN: The book doesn’t really have any unique design except you see lots of email citation and text conversations that go on.  It is set with normal numbered chapters like any other book.

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OTHER BOOKS I READ THIS MONTH:

  • The Rosie Project & Effect – Loved both of these books.  I feel like the Effect was a little drawn out but then once you got to the ending and saw everything unfold it was perfect.  I really enjoyed these books.
  • Treasure Island – so Barnes and Nobles has the classic books for super cheap and about 6 months ago Matt and I picked out 2 of them.  He chose The Jungle Book and I chose Treasure Island.  I have never read either of them so thought it was time I changed that.  I loved the book, it totally captured my attention.  I didn’t think with the writing language I would be able to enjoy this read but I certainly did.
  • Slow to Judge – Another great book.  A full review can be found here.
  • Grey – I read 50 shades of Grey and decided I needed to read the Grey version.  I actually really liked it.  I was afraid that I wouldn’t like it having already read 50 shades, however, it was neat to get the opposite perspective.
  • Fulfilled – I won this book in a giveaway and it was probably my favorite book that I read this month.  It had so much insight and encouraging words in it.  I love the way Danise’s words filled the page.

What did you read this month?

Mel

 

 

Collaboreads: Barefoot

Hello and welcome back to Collaboreads for the month of August.  For this month I chose Barefoot

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I chose the book Barefoot and would give it …..

5 stars

RIVETING: This book took and held my attention throughout the whole thing.   I wasn’t quite sure what to expect while reading it.  I had to google summertime books because I didn’t know of any and chose this one.  I am so glad that I did choose this one because it had a true powerful meaning behind it.  It is for those who fight for their live, the things they believe in, and never giving up.

 

ELEMENTS: This book is definitely one that everyone in this world can relate to.  One of the characters is suffering from cancer which I believe we can all relate to in one way or another.  Another character made a bad decision and is living through her consequences … again everyone can relate to. The third character is fighting through a messy marriage and possible divorce.  The fourth character is kind of at a loss for what to do with his life and is trying to enjoy the summer and figure out his next move.

I feel like everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in this book. At some point in time in your life you will go through many different things which at some point you will lose your cool and be a little confused on what you should do next with your life.

ASSOCIATE: I have never read a book that was broken up into summer chapters, however, I feel like the book could relate to many different books.  It would relate to any books about summer (which I have never read and had to google to find one for this month).  It can also relate to anyone suffering from cancer or just an overwhelming life.

DESIGN: The design of the book was different from any other I have read.  The book takes place over the summer so it was separated by months.  Since it was wrote like this the chapters were rather long, however, you didn’t feel like you were reading forever and ever.  It was well written so it was an easy read.

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OTHER BOOKS I READ THIS MONTH:

  • Along for the Ride – When I googled books about summer this came up with Barefoot as well so I read them both.  I also liked this book.  This book was about a girl in high school who was a little lost.  She thought she knew exactly what she wanted in life and then moved to her dads for the summer.  During the summer she learns a lot about her self and things she thought were not “her.”  Along the way she realizes that life changes and things can change as well.
  • Very Good Lives – I have been wanting to read this book since it came out.  They had it at the library so I grabbed it right up.  This book was not what I was expecting ….. short and sweet but still with a power packed message.
  • Still Alive – Ummmmm I would highly recommend this book to anyone.  This was on someone’s Collaboreads list from last month and after her review, I added it to my list.  I was definitely not disappointed with this one. I myself, have not had any first hand experience with Alzheimer’s, however, I commend anyone who has or goes through similar situations.  We all struggle with different things in life, however, I can’t imagine now being able to remember my husband or kids or family and vice versa.

What did you read this month? any I should put on my read list?

Mel