I love good smut. This was like decent smut. I’ve read better but still decent smut.
Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
Author of the All the Stars and Teeth series, Adalyn Grace has been on my TBR for a very long time now. Belladonna’s synopsis had me rapt with attention towards the shopping cart on my Amazon. And yet, I ended up reading it as an e-book. PLOT The story is about a girl Signa Farrow,…
Little Eyes by Samantha Schweblin
Some characters were immersive while some straight up boring. I skimmed through a lot of parts. However, the character did show nuance with human behaviour in focus.
From Below by Darcy Coates
I was immediately intrigued with the synopsis of this book. It’s about a group of dives exploring a sunken ship deep in the ocean in a space where there’s no movement of water, therefore no oxygen and therefore no flora and fauna. Just an abandoned ship underwater that sank mysteriously about a 100 years ago….
The Fine Print by Lauren Asher
This is an easy one. Bubbly but heartbroken Zahra meets ruthless but depressed Rowan. They meet in their office of Dreamland theme park where she’s an employee and he’s her boss. There’s primal attraction between the two leading to a kiss not too long into the book. Rowan ends up texting Zahra as Scott –…
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
It’s a creepy book, that makes you question – why would someone want to read a diary only meant to be cursed and written about some really bad, demonic things that still lurk within the woods? Well. That’s the mystery of it all.
The Order Of The Pure Moon Reflected In Water by Zen Cho
The first time I heard about this book, was in several book vlogs on YouTube. The cover was phenomenal and the premise seemed promising. I knew this was a novella before I downloaded it on my kindle. And that’s the thing – you always expect novellas to pack a punch as they have to make…
Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Series #1) By Laura Thalassa
So many elements here are fascinating – myths and folklores taken from world over, dissolved into the story with ease. These are what makes the reading experience a lot more fun!
The Bookshop On The Corner by Jenny Colgan
I’m so glad I read this, albeit an ebook version. I wish I did end up getting a paperback of this. It’s a book I will re-read and cherish for life, and recommend to anyone looking for a pick-me-up and know-yourself-better read.
What is it about smut that draws all of us back again, and again?
Being readers, the outside-in view of us is quite skewed. People think we’re intellectuals (often also straight-up called ‘boring’) who don’t really understand socializing. I can speak for myself here, for sure. People are weird, considering them thinking I only read some out-of-the-world books with philosophical and some scholarly discussions that I may be having…