Book Reviews

Recent Reads

I’ve been trying to get back into reading and limit my mindless activity (social media scrolling, bad reality TV) at night. Even if it’s just 10 minutes at night, I try to read something, I’ve also gotten back into the habit of always having a book with me at all time (whether in my purse or on my phone – I’m usually reading two books at a time). My thoughts on some I’ve recently read:





  1. CAN I SAY by Travis Barker. Read all but 20 pages ?in one night – finished it up the next day. It was worth the loss of sleep. Travis has always been my favorite member of Blink-182. I loved him and Shana on Meet The Barkers and pretty much everything else he’s done. He gave the good, bad, and ugly. It also helped fill some holes (for me): his journey, ?why he always seemed a bit standoffish from the rest of the band members, why they broke-up, side projects, relationships, the crash, etc. He also has one hell of a work ethic. If you are a fan of Travis, you will be a fan of this book.
  2. LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll. For a while, any book with the word “girl” in it seemed to be golden. Finally read this one and was left feeling…I’m not sure. I had a hard time relating with the main character.I finished the book asking myself, “What does she want?”
  3. FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Griffin.? I had a sour taste in my mouth after her last book.?This one changed it. I really enjoyed it and I think I like Giffin’s format of telling from two sides instead of one.
  4. Today Will Be Different by Maria Simple. It pains me to say this but, I wasn’t a fan. I was so excited when I saw Maria had another book coming out. I really enjoy her writing style – it’s a bit ADD – like me. But this book was a struggle for me to get through. I hope I’ll enjoy her next one. When I find an author I like, I stay loyal to them (see:Emily Giffin). And while I am usually not a fan of “Books to Movies”, I think this one would actually make a good movie.

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