Kasie West : review

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Kasie West is one of my auto-buy authors (anything she publishes I want to read with no need to read whatever it's about).
      Though this only applies to her fluffy contemporary reads since I have yet to pick up The Pivot Point duology.

(And in the order in which I have read them, and a list of future books):

          Name:            Publ.:      Stars:

  • On the Fence, (2014)   -   4
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend, (2015)   -   4
  • Distance Between Us, (2013)   -   4
  • P.S. I Like You, (2016)   -   4.5
  • By Your Side, (2017)   -   3

  •     Lucky in Love, (2017)
  •     The Sun, The Moon, and the Truth
  •     Love, Life and the List
  •     Listen to Your Heart

I recently read P.S. I Like You, and having loved that I greedily jumped into By Your Side, which I was sadly disappointed by. The idea and setting seemed perfect, but ultimately was lacking in my opinion.

If you are new to Kasie West I'd say my favourite is P.S. I Like You, but I'd like to suggest you start from the start of her publishing rather than going backwords. 


Overall stars: ✦✦

      Fluffy, Entertaining, likeable Characters, gripping Writing Style,
      but I can't really say that it's the most thought 
      provoking thing - and that is a good thing in certain moods.

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Purging Books

This might seem off the topic of books, but I like knowing what I own and really appreciating everything. The same goes for books.

   I like looking at my shelves and knowing that I, if not loved, really enjoyed them. So I unhaul some books every once in a while. (latest link)
Also it's awesome way to get rid of some TBR stress!


I have trouble deciding if I can part with a book - so here are some of those reasons & reasons you should get rid of it:
-Fear of being left out for not having a hyped book
   Not everyone will like a certain book, so if the fame is the only thing that drew you to it and you still haven't read it, will you ever? The hype will die down so what's your reason then?

-Certain infatuation with the books as a pleasure bringing object filling a shelf

   - not as pleasure filling your mind with a great story

-Even if you've read it, what if I need it? Review, picture, as a proud result of reading all the books one your shelves?
   I understand the feeling, but do I want a physical reference to a book I wouldn't recommend? And every time you saw it you'd think "oh that was so not my cup of tea"

-Classic that everyone just should read in their lives   This I'm struggling with because I want to widen what I read and I feel like it's a classic for a important reason and I should educate myself...

-I will actually hold on to books that are being made into movies, because I always want to read it before I see the movie and even if I don't, at times if I've really liked the movie I've gone back to the book to make my decision of getting rid of it
  In the end though if I love the story and want to revisit it I tend to always go towards one format or the other, and so getting rid of the other

Just remember:

×If you worry you'll regret the decision later know you can always repurchase it and love it even more

×Think and realize why you want to keep the book - the story or the physical appearance, the "mustness" gotten from others or the obligation as a book lover?
    ^None of these are wrong but I'd prefer to keep it because I loved the story

×Think about it: wouldn't an optimal shelf be a representation of your pride and joy in particular books - a reflection of you?

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Bookish Scenarios, TAG


1. You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep one from each of these genres - contemporary, fantasy, non-fiction and one other genre of your choosing. What books do you keep?

   >Anna and the French Kiss

   >Harry Potter

   >What If?

   >One of my complete fairytale collection (Andersen, Grimm, or maybe Aesops Fables?)

2. You're at the bookstore and you hear a teenager telling their mom they don't like to read, but their mom insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren't big on reading - what book is it?

     >My automatic reaction is to say Harry Potter, but I know people who are just purely intimidated by the fact that the series has 7 books, but on the other hand the first 3 can be read with endings that wrap things up...

3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a great mood?

     >Goose-Girl, Hyperbole and a Half

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?

[I went for a bit younger for this one]

     >Harry Potter or any Roald Dahl book

5. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day trip and you have 1 hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?

     >Any unread Kasie West book that I've yet to read, currently that'd be P.S I Like You

6. Your house has been robbed! Don't worry - everyone is safe, but your bookshelf has been raided. What's the book you really hope is safe?

     >Pikku-norsutyttö Elli

(A Finnish childrens book that I absolutely loved and cherished as a child)

7. Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven't noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

     >A, if it's still readable I'm probably fine with it - it looks loved and read

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The only ones I haven't read from this list are the Sisters Red series:
>I have a weird relationship with this one, but for the gist of why it's on this list check out TheBookSmugglers review!

1. Uninvited
2. Shiver 1-3
5. Two Lies and a Spy
6. Leaving Poppy
7. Two Princesses of Bamarre
8. The Iron Legends
9. Magic by the Lake
10. The Girl Who Circumanvigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
11. A Curse Dark as Gold
12. Snow in Summer
13. Fire Spell
14. Dangerous
15. Reboot 1-2

17. Geography of You and Me
18. The Cardturner
19. Sisters Red 1-3
22. Nine Lives of Chloe King 1-3
23. Speak
24. Goblin Fruit
25. The Heir

Replaced with new editions:
Wuthering Heights
The Prince and the Pauper
Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn

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Read This Month


1. Literally REVIEW

2. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem, short stories
3.Heartless REVIEW, audiobook

(4. My Lady Jane (started))


Male/Female author:
        66% retelling (50% as short stories)
        816 p
        33% audiobook,
        66% physical books
        66sent to me (for honest reviews)

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