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message 1: by Zuky (last edited Jun 16, 2018 04:34AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Hello everyone! I hope you're all excited to start your MOVIE NIGHT books for June!

This is a thread for you all to link to your reviews. Here we can keep up with each other and see how we felt about our books for the month!

At the end of the month I will be linking back to everyone's reviews on a big master post on my blog so don't forget to link it here, otherwise I won't be able to find it! I'll be posting the June review post mid-July (at some point, not sure yet! I go on holiday for the first 2 weeks of July)

If you talk about the club anywhere online where hashtags are used, please use the hashtag #BookBumClub so I can see it! I follow the hashtag on Instagram, and regularly check it on Twitter!

Happy reading everyone x

~

16/06/2018

I've reviewed The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin - a big fat 5 stars!!!

You can read my review...

On my blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/06/15/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 2: by Khurram (new)

Khurram (theirongeek) | 1 comments Star Wars Most Wanted
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 3: by Luke (new)


Magical_Bookworm | 26 comments I read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I absolutely loved and it is a new favorite. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I ended up enjoying this book much more than I thought I would. I heard that this book and series weren't as good as her other and more recent books. I absolutely loved this and it is now one of my favorites. It is definitely a rereadable book for me. The pacing was pretty great for me. I love how action packed it was and all of the twists and turns. I fell in love with all of the characters. while this book does have some clichés and tropes that may bother some people they didn't bother me. This is a fantastic start to a wonderful fantasy world. I can't wait to see what happens next in this universe. I do plan on reading in publication order. I can't believe it took me this long to start this series. But I'm so glad that I'm now a part of this fandom and world. "All the stories are true."



View all my reviews


message 6: by Alex (new)

Alex Here's my review for Devil's Knot which was a very engaging read: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 7: by Tara (new)

Tara Million I finished The Jane Austen Book Club and thought it was a fun, enjoyable read. It was definitely what I was in the mood for right now and I gave it 4 stars!


message 8: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
I've reviewed The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin - a big fat 5 stars!!!

You can read my review...

On my blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/06/15/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 9: by Jan01 (last edited Jun 18, 2018 05:33AM) (new)

Jan01 | 2 comments The 5th wave
[This is the review I wrote a couple of days ago on the book
link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...]

As many others like me will probably expect from this series when they start reading is that the alien invasion scenario is too complicated for most writers to grasp. This makes these kinds of books seem cheesy very easily. But in this series (the 1st book at least) that's not the case. As you progress through the later stages of the book you will witness some very interesting plot changes, and what maybe seemed like a superficial plot turns out to have various levels of complexity to it that kept me entertained until the end of the book.

I think the diversity in characters and also the great character design is where this book gets a lot of its strength from. The characters at first seem quite simple, but as the story progresses, the characters psyche seems to become very realistic and entertaining. Even little Sammy has quite a strong and interesting character once you get to know him, and he's only 5 years old.
All the characters seem to be written by different people. I don't mean this in a bad way, their just so well made and diverse that it's hard to believe that just one author wrote all of these characters.

Even the female characters seem to think, talk and act just as complex as most of their real-life counterparts do behave.
For some people, this may be appealing but to me it just was annoying sometimes.
Not annoying enough to throw me off, but still... pretty annoying.

Overall I think that the book has some very decent world building as well as an entertaining plot with a couple of very interesting characters.
Deffenetly worth a read.


message 10: by Jan01 (new)

Jan01 | 2 comments Magical_Bookworm wrote: "I read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I absolutely loved and it is a new favorite.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I ended up enjoying this book much more than I tho..."


Don't you think that the book started out a bit slow? I couldn't get myself through it because of the (in my opinion) slow pacing.


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments I read the Jungle book by R. Kipling- my review follows, I gave it a 4 stars https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7...

I also read the Princess Bride, The review follows
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

And I read As You Wish by Cary Elwes- the review follows
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 12: by Janel (new)

Janel (keeperofpages) | 4 comments For this months theme, I read Girl, Interrupted

My review: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen


message 13: by Luke (new)

Luke (wyrdherts) | 5 comments Janel wrote: "For this months theme, I read Girl, Interrupted

My review: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen"


Fantastic book - I loved reading this one.


message 14: by Megan (new)

Megan I read Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone. I have never read the series, despite loving the movies and being a firm believer of books are always better than the movies! I felt a deeper connection with the characters in the book rather than in the movie. And I'm glad we done this challenge to push me to read it. Now I need to complete the series!


message 15: by Tara (new)

Tara Million Megan wrote: "I read Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone. I have never read the series, despite loving the movies and being a firm believer of books are always better than the movies! I felt a deeper connec..."

I've also been thinking I should get around to reading Harry Potter! I enjoyed the movies and heard alot about the books from others but have never actually read them myself. Good to know that you found the characters more engaging in the book version.


message 16: by The Captain (new)

The Captain Ahoy there! Me read was the Passage by Justin Cronin. It was just an okay read for me but I can see why it has a broad appeal and was a bestseller.
x The Captain

https://thecaptainsquartersblog.wordp...


message 17: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (goodreadscomwhatcathyreadnext) | 40 comments I read Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten which was recently made into a film starring Gary Oldman (terrific, by the way).

Here's my review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

And on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.c...


message 18: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Thank you to everyone who has joined in so far! I just wanted to let you all know that I am on holiday from Saturday to the 16th so I won't be posting the review blog post until after I get back! I would post it now but I want to make sure everyone has had the chance to send over their links.

I'm also announcing the July theme today! So look out for a message from me :-)


Misty's Book Space (mistysbookspace) I read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and I m glad that I finally did because I enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to.

https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com...

This review contains spoilers so if you haven't read it yet and you plan to then you might not want to read my review.


message 20: by Vikki (new)

Vikki P (meandmymundanelife) | 8 comments For this month, I reviewed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and did a Movie vs. Book Review! Here's my review - https://meandmymundanelife.wordpress....


message 21: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments I loved the Color Purple- 5*s- by Alice Walker. My review follows-
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Alex (ReadingBetweenTheNotes) (readingbetweenthenotes) | 8 comments I reread Stardust and did a slightly different kind of post!
https://thepaperbackpiano.wordpress.c...


(Mellifluous Grant) (raeallic) | 18 comments I actually finished Girl Interrupted this month, after discussing with my book club last night, here is my review :)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

(I also watched the movie, and was just as disappointed in it as I was in the book...)


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