2022 ONTD Reading Challenge discussion

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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
A thread where you can let us know how your reading went this month, if you had trouble completing this month's task, if you enjoyed the book you read and whether you'd recommend it.


message 2: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I listened to the audiobook of The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher which was really a sad book and a bit all over the place, I enjoyed some parts and wasn't sure what to think of others, rated it 3 stars. I definitely do recommend listening to the audiobook if you do read it tho, Carrie has such a lively voice.


message 3: by Eve (last edited Aug 31, 2018 02:28PM) (new)

Eve (eveofrevolution) | 123 comments I read I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain this month! I really enjoyed it, but I do wish I'd rewatched Ben's season of the Bachelor before reading it because I didn't remember anyone from his season besides Courtney herself. I think I will rewatch it and then reread at some point!

I'm also planning to start The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo tonight, and hopefully I can finish it before the end of the month.

Edit: I finished Evelyn Hugo and LOOOOOOVED it!!


message 4: by Sasha (new)

Sasha | 104 comments This month, I read Hollywood Babylon. I posted about it in a couple of posts and roundups, but my copy had pages torn out and words scratched out, which created quite a bit of drama and heightened sense of "ooooo, this is scandalous."

I enjoyed it. It's a big book of gossip, but I didn't appreciate some of the pics, which definitely included what looked like death pics.

Still, I had to have Chrome open so I google some of the stars names, because I had no idea who they were, and lends to a more fiction feeling when it comes to the book.


message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan | 53 comments I read Experimental Film by Gemma Files, a horror mystery about a film critic/lecturer discovering the lost films made my the first female Canadian filmmaker. I adored the writing, and the film aspect was interesting - about more indie, experimental filmmaking and the study and history of film rather than Hollywood, with bits of folklore mixed in - really different, creative, really enjoyed it!!


message 6: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I read Experimental Film by Gemma Files, a horror mystery about a film critic/lecturer discovering the lost films made my the first female Canadian filmmaker. I adored the writing, ..."

i've been wanting to read that! I'm so glad you liked it. I should just buy it for Kindle because my library doesn't have it :(


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Tejal (ohsodebonair) | 78 comments I read Hollywood Daze and I can't decide if I liked it or not. It jumped around in places and I found myself having to reread parts to understand what was going on, but it was compelling enough to keep reading so... it was fine?


message 8: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Zaccaria | 105 comments I read Beautiful Ruins. I liked the main concept but felt the plot was too convoluted with other concepts/themes/ideas. I wish the story was more about the main "couple" and that story-line more developed. This was fun but ultimately, felt like something big was missing.


message 9: by Lea (last edited Nov 22, 2018 08:51AM) (new)

Lea | 327 comments Mod
I finally read a book for this month! Honestly this was probably the most difficult to find a title that appealed to me because I ended up DNFing my original pick, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I just found the writing style really grating, it reminded me of fanfiction.

I ended up picking up Lucy Parker's latest romance, Making Up, part of her London Celebrities series. It was pretty mediocre to be honest.


message 10: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 327 comments Mod
I forgot to update the thread, but recently I finished a horror novel called THE BLACK ALBUM: A Hollywood Horror Story and it was just alright.


message 11: by lanie (new)

lanie | 12 comments After waiting for my library hold forever, I finally got and finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I loved it. It's not a book I would have picked up normally, but it ended up being one of the few books I five-starred all year.


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