Standalone Sundays

standalonesundays

Good Evening Lovelies!! I had quite a busy weekend again which is why I almost forgot to do my Standalone Sundays. Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Disneyland and had a nice buffet dinner and today I had to do all my cleaning and laundry. I haven’t even caught up on any reading, but I now I’m finally almost done with my adulting duties. Just one more load of laundry… so while I wait, let me show you my pick for this week’s Standalone Sundays.

Standalone Sundays is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.

So without further ado, today’s Standalone Sundays is … Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.


 

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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Reader September 1st 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★

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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I absolutely adore this beautiful story with all my heart! I devoured this in less than 10 hours and loved every moment. I was sooo into it that I literally could not stop reading. Oh and the cuteness level — completely amazing. Olly and Maddie are so adorable together and I totally shipped them! If you haven’t read this book, pick it up now! It’s sweet, swoony, and heartwarming! I laughed, I cried, and fell in love. Definitely recommend this book (and the movie too — it was actually pretty cute and enjoyable)!!!

I also met Nicole Yoon twice and she’s just an absolute sweetheart!!!

(Warning: It was brought to my attention that this book and movie has offended/hurt many disabled people.)

Have you read this book or watched the movie adaptation? Comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday night!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

 

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Standalone Sundays

standalonesundays

Good Evening loves!!! I’m a bit late posting my first ever Standalone Sundays, but better late than never. I had quite a busy day running errands and cooking this Filipino dish for the first time.  My boyfriend requested it, so of course I had to try and make it for him. I must have been cooking for hours, but the end result was great! He loved it and wants me to make it again soon.

Standalone Sundays is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.

So without further ado, my first pick for Standalone Sundays is … UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover.


 

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Published by Atria Books August 5, 2014

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis 

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

 

I read Ugly Love in 24 hours and absolutely loved it. This book made my heart ache so much, but also made me fall in love with love. I remember not being able to stop and just rereading my favorite parts over and over again when I had finished. It’s beautifully written, engaging, and incredibly romantic. Definitely had me swooning and if you haven’t read any of CoHo’s books, you’re certainly missing out.


Well that’s my first Standalone Sunday pick. Have you read this book? Comment below and let me know what you think.

sincerelykarenjo2