Books I’ve Recently Read

It’s summer which means I want to spend time outside in the sun or hanging out with friends. But summer also means free time for writing and blogging. So I decided to take a more relaxed approach to my next few blog posts. Enter, Recently Read Books.

Let’s just jump into this bookish void shall we?

Swipe by Evan Angler

If you haven’t read any books from the Swipe series, you’re missing out. Seriously, go beg your mom to drive you to the store if you can’t drive, search the store for any copy, buy the copy, and then read it from front to back without stopping.

Swipe is a book that holds so many memories for me. It was one of the first dystopian/ post-end-of-time books I read and I instantly fell in love with. But sadly the only copies from the library were gone and I was left without any way to re-read it. Until I found Swipe at the best second hand bookstore and took it before anyone else could.

The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher

I found TUBCFUG at the library. I picked it up off the shelf, gave it a once over, and then plopped it in my bag without much thought.

At home I took a seat on my bed, opened it and dived into the world. The narrator had a great voice and I liked the word choice. But it just seemed like another book and there wasn’t anything extraordinary about it.

Survive by Alex Morel

Another cliche survival story with an immense amount of language. I don’t have anything else to stay about this book.

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan is an author that seems very unknown and under the radar. He writes the bests thrillers.

But if you want a clean book with non-stop action and gives you goosebumps, read Crazy Dangerous. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and kinda gave me the creeps for a day or two.

If We Survive by Andrew Klavan

Again, another awesome book from Andrew Klavan that isn’t a boring survival story. In fact, instead of trying to be rescued by people, they’re running away from people. And while there is some killing, Will feels very guilty about it. In other books they shot someone and then move on in their life.

And it has Palmer Dunn. Enough said about that man.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

There is a lot of beef over this book. Some people will sell their left kidney and 3 toes for the next book if you could only get it on the black market. Other people wish this book is banned so the only way to buy it is to sell your liver and toes. I am the latter of the two.

Honestly, I thought this book might be promising. I was wrong! It was really bad.

First off, the characters kinda sucked except for Mulch. He’s some elf dude that eats dirt for a living. Secondly, hardly any of the book was about Artemis Fowl- who was supposed to be the main character. There was more scenes with his butler then there was with the main character.

Thirdly, the plot sucked. It was bouncing around everywhere and I was getting lost. We would be following this guy and then bam! there was some sort of rule about time warping or something. I didn’t get.

The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan (Audiobook)

I don’t listen to a bunch of audiobooks because I can’t do any writing or reading while listening to them. So when else would I listen to one? Answer: my new job and its lack of conversation. At my work it’s crazy loud so you have to wear ear plugs unless you want to try and cheat deafness.

But if you work in shipping then you can listen to music at full volume. Seriously, if I listened to music at the volume I do at work at home with headphones, my parents would yell at me from across the house telling me to turn it down. So this new job opportunity is the perfect place to indulge in bookish wonders.

The Demigod Files were pretty good. I like short stories and it was the perfect length. I finished the book in one day and thoroughly enjoyed it. But I did like the collection of short stories with Percy, Annabeth, Carter, and Sadie better.


I actually had a lot of fun writing this blog post, so expect more posts with the same style. Have a great day everyone and comment down below the last book you read.

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