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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10 thoughts on “#UltimateReadingChallenge ~ Quarterly Update?”
I read The Matchmaker’s Playbook and really enjoyed it. I thought it was a lot of fun and actually had me laughing out loud. I was excited for the movie adaptation, but I made it 30 minutes into and had to turn it off. I thought it was super cringe worthy and awkward. I’m going to try to watch it again, but I don’t know. Something about it made me roll my eyes.
So we’re the opposite on that one! You know, it could have been my mood, and I know the Kindle in Motion made me crazy. Did you do that edition or regular? I haven’t watched but 2 on Passionflix, and they do have a touch of ‘Hallmark Channel’ to them – lol! 🤣
Regular I guess! I’ve never heard of the Kindle in Motion.
Haha that’s true!! I’ll keep that in mind when I rewatch it.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts if you rewatch it. It just seemed so much better to me than the book- I would say I would re-read the regular book just to see…but I think I have to move on. Perhaps I try out another one of hers!
I’ll be sure to let you know!
I’ve been meaning to try out another one of her books. They have pretty good ratings on Goodreads, so I guess it’s only a matter of time before I cave.
I’ve never heard of Kindle in Motion but not I want to check it out. Also really enjoyed The Accidentals and I do love that cover as well! Good luck with the rest of the year 🙂
I love unique covers! The ones with the abs get a little overdone – lol! Thank you! 💕
I’m going to get a subscription for Passionflix in October. I need to see all those books turned into movies.
So what’s for September?
I’m going with m/m! I started Him (as you suggested!), but I still have to finish. I got swamped in ARC/work land, but I’m enjoying it tho!
OMG – so excited for you! 😍 Can’t wait for your review!