Looks like I’m doing a quarterly update for my #UltimateReadingChallenge. I promise I’ve read the books on time, and hopefully the lovely ladies at Reading Frenzy Book Blog and Collectors of Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends will forgive me for my late update. There was just one month that really got me and provided quite a challenge!
~ MAY ~
The theme for May’s Ultimate Reading Challenge was a book ‘Set in a place you’d like to visit.’ The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay took me away to the Italian Riviera by means of a super yacht! Louise Bay’s descriptive writing and her settings were incredible and really pulled me into the story and took me away!
~ JUNE ~
The theme for June’s Ultimate Reading Challenge was a ‘Book to Movie Adaptation’, and this is the one that got me! I didn’t want to read a sad book, and many of the books that were made into movies are that. So, I got stuck on what to read. I finally decided to go with The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken. She’s a new author to me, and I know that many people love both her writing and this story, so I was really looking forward to reading it.
The problem? I read the Kindle in Motion version on Amazon since it’s part of my Kindle Unlimited package. I thought it was a rather clever idea, because who doesn’t like pictures in their books? Believe it or not, I didn’t enjoy the experience at all. It totally took away from the story, and how do I put this? It really ‘cheesed’ it up.
Now, the movie adaptation on Passionflix? This made story even better, and Nick Bateman and Caitlin Carver had a great performance! It was fun and flirty, but there was more passion to it that made it seem a more solid romance.
Usually it’s the movie that doesn’t do the book justice, and this was the opposite for me. Maybe I just started on the wrong foot with the Kindle in Motion edition, and I would have enjoyed it more if I had simply read a regular edition of the book instead.
~ JULY ~
The theme for July’s Ultimate Reading Challenge was ‘A book with a Cover You Love’. I actually read two books in the month of July with beautiful and unique covers that I loved. The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen and Someone Else’s Ocean by Kate Stewart were both simply gorgeous!
~ AUGUST ~
The theme for August’s Ultimate Reading Challenge was a book ‘On Your TBR for a Long Time.’ Villain (Hero, 1.5) has been on my TBR for what seems like forever! Not only have I enjoyed every book I’ve read by Samantha Young, but I absolutely loved Hero and quickly snagged this up when it first came out. Unfortunately, I just got around to reading this novella, but this romance was the perfect combination of suspenseful and sweet!
What’s next in store for the #UltimateReadingChallenge???
September’s theme is a ‘Genre That Will Take You Out of Your Comfort Zone’. I know exactly what I will read for this one!
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