I posted this on Facebook late last night and already have a ton of awesome book suggestions that have some of us too antsy to jump in, and yet those of us that HAVE read ‘em are here to help! LOL!
I’ll start! Mine would be “Tampa” (it sounds too crazy and taboo and disturbing and so many er… “loved’ it, or enjoyed being psyched-out by it, but I’m scared). Also “The Empty Jar” ’cause I hear it’s ugly-crying from start to finish. My poor heart.
Jacqueline: Me Before You: A Novel, I just don’t think my heart can take the sadness. It stares at me from my kindle home screen, lol!
Also, I was scared to start Mud Vein but I recently finished it. That was lovely, and terrible, and moving
Niki: You MUST read Me Before You! I held off on it for awhile because I don’t do sad books or sad movies, but this one is totally, totally, undeniably worth the ugly-crying!!!
Lauren: I agree, I’m afraid to read Me Before You even though it’s been on my TBR list for a while…
Jill: It was worth evry single tear
Suanne: Me Before You. It’s so hyped up right now, I’ll hold off. I’m always a decade behind the times anyway. I didn’t read Harry Potter until this year and I just started Game of Thrones.
Tracey: After You: A Novel the sequel to Me before You I haven’t the guts to read it …I’d like to but nope my finger hovers over the purchase button but the pure terrified chicken in me hauls back the finger …maybe on next week /year
Kelley: It is good! Don’t be scared. All the characters end up getting nice closure.
Kim: LOL!!! I’m only 30% in The Empty Jar and I’ve been crying since the get go
Jo: The empty jar- 12% and gut wrenching already. But I shall be brave
Maryse’s Book Blog: EXACTLY!!!! But I hear it is SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!
Kim: It really is beautiful!!
Lauren: It got a 4.69 on Goodreads. I’ve just purchased it and added it to my TBR list! This is why I love Maryse’s Book Blog – I learn about great books that I would never have known about.
Krystal: I’m soo worried ! Lol but excited. I know I have prepare my self !!
Meagan: Forbidden! I’ve owned it awhile now, but haven’t read it yet! I don’t even know why, possibly cause I know it will break my heart
Maryse’s Book Blog: I also loved this one but, I too, was scared to read it. (my review)
Lauren: Forbidden was one of those books that I couldn’t put down, it wrapped you up, chewed you up and spit you out. It’s worth the read but I hated the ending. Don’t be afraid of it because it’s a taboo subject because it really is beautiful and readers always root for love to win.
Kat: Arsen. A broken love story & The Ground Rules reading about cheating twist all my vital organs. And so many books that are ‘hyped’ up and loved loved. Like Making Faces I desperately want to read it but am worried I’ll be disappointed. Like Me Before You, yes it was enjoyable, no I didn’t cry, but I knew where is was going from the first chapter. To me it just wasn’t as amazing as everyone is saying.
Lauren: Arsen was amazing, absolutely you should read it. Ground rules was good, not great and ends kind of with a cliff hanger but it didn’t make me want to read the second book right away. Still sitting in my TBR list. I’ll get around to it. But definitely read Arsen. You won’t regret it.
Kat: Thanks Lauren! When I get to it I’ll let you know what I think. I’m even taking a screen shot so I don’t forget
Tanya: You have to read Making Faces! Beautiful story! 5 star read for me. Loved it!!
Rebecca: I don’t remember the name but it is a new one you posted this week and said you wouldn’t be able to read it. So, when I read the synopsis my heart cracked and I got choked up and thought ummmmm NOPE! That sounds like my worst nightmare! (Husband dies and then dog does too- NO. THANK. YOU) I would have to be medicated to read it.
Maryse: Ahhhhh yes that was Odin’s Swan Song by Jaime Loughran. GAH!! No i won’t be able to. I just can’t.
Angie: Yours Always by Rhonda R. Dennis. I just know this book is going to break my heart!
Cassie: Tampa was very out of my comfort zone, but it’s good.
Shantell: Which author?
Cassie: Alissa Nutting. The book cover was super graphic, they had to make it all black.
Lauren: I read Tampa and it was terrible. The taboo part of the story wasn’t what made it bad it was the writing and the protagonist is annoying. The best thing about the book is the cover art – well played. But I say don’t waste your time.
Sadie: So many of these books listed are favorites of mine – me before you, fault in our stars, forbidden, mud vein, how to kill a rock star, bronze horseman… Not sure what that says about me. I also liked Tampa!
Maryse: LOL Sadie!! I was just thinking, I have a review for almost all of these and I LOVED them all. You ‘n me… birds of a feather. ‘Cept I’m a-scared of Tampa!
Sharon: Waiting for Wyatt because I’m worried the animal abuse will get too graphic.
Lisa: I think you would be ok. If memory serves, no actual abuse was talked about in detail. It was more the aftermath…like what the dogs have become after trauma. Like one dog hides in the back of his kennel. It’s been awhile but I don’t remember anything graphic that upset me.
Sharon: Thank you.
Katarzyna: The Life of Anna series by Marissa Honeycutt! This is what I’m curious about but definitely too scared to read. I found out about that series on your blog( of course!), I’ve got it on my Kindle but still, I’m too afraid to go there…
Maryse: OMG YES!!!! That one is on my scaredy-cat list, too. The reviews seem amazing, but the things I’ve been hearing, and the shocking scenes, and some of my fellow reader’s reactions… well. All of it. I don’t think I can.
Stacy: A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole! I am too afraid to read it!!!
Joanne: Read it!!! So amazing.
Laura: So so so good!
Jan: Me too I’m not 100 percent sure what it’s about and everyone is saying its a tear jerker so I’m scared someone is going to die, and I can’t read them!!!
Stacy: I know, I can’t do sad endings, they stay with me too long!!!
Lynn: The Fault in Our Stars
Jennifer: Same here…
Lisa: The Bronze Horseman. I know it will be epic and powerful but I hesitate for some reason. I bought it on sale and it’s been sitting on my Kindle waiting.
Amber: I wish I had never read Unseen Messages. I wish someone had warned me. I was depressed for days I’ve never seen the movie titanic-I know how it ends
Barbara: I finished reading the The Black Lotus Series I don’t think I can read more of this subject, and some point it was too graphic, too much I had to Take some breaks the whole series is !!!! The writing Was good !!!
Carina: Unlit Star Trust me. Cried for days after. Such a beautiful book.
MY REVIEWS of some of these!
- Book Review – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Book Review – Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
- Book Review – Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
- Book Review – Carnage by Lesley Jones
- Book Review – Arsen by Mia Asher
- Book Review – The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen
- Book Review – Making Faces by Amy Harmon
- Book Review – The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
- Book Review – Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
- Book Review How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo
- Book Review – Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
- Book Review – Bang by E.K. Blair