Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #3

BOOKS READ:

  • Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
  • Billionaire Rider (Fortune Riders MC, #1) by Lexy Timms

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
  • Murder On the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

BOOK RECEIVED:

  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Have you ever experienced trying out something out of your comfort zone or trying out something you always thought you disliked? When it comes to reading, there are still a lot of genres I have yet to try. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or if you know me personally, you already know that romance is my favorite genre because I grew up reading Nicholas Sparks and though I also find middle-grade books and books with a mix of YA fantasy + dystopian quite exciting reads because of their otherwise fast-paced plot and storyline, I haven’t read much books out of these genres.

Recently, though, as I’ve mentioned in the first episode of this series, I was convinced by my boyfriend to read Dan Brown and it was one of my most enjoyable reads of 2019. A month ago, I finished reading the first book in the Robert Langdon series, Angels & Demons. I was skeptical at first because I really liked Origin and I didn’t want to destroy my love for it if I ended up not liking the first book in the series. Now, I tend to feel like this quite a lot — like that time when a sequel to one of my favorite local films was produced 10 years after, I didn’t want to watch it because I’ve always thought that the first movie was perfect as is.

So going back to Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons, I didn’t know what to feel; I wanted to read it and don’t at the same time so I tried reading a couple of other books first. I eventually decided to read it and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made — it was really way better than Origin. You see, I never really thought I’d ever be into mystery/thrillers, but I am just so hooked. After two books from this series, my mind is made, I will definitely read the other remaining titles.

Sometime after finishing Angels & Demons, I was lost and didn’t know what to read next. I got a lot on my to-read list but sometimes it’s just so hard to jump right into another book when the last book you’ve read left a mark. So I started browsing through my e-book copies and those free e-books from Google Play Books and stumbled upon this title, Billionaire Rider (Fortine Riders MC, #1) by Lexy Timms. I have never heard of it, but it was just a couple of pages and I needed a light read. If you’re wondering what this book is all about, all I can say is this: Oh, it was a romance book, all right?

Well, I *personally think that though there are so much room for improvements, it’s a start and the characters really have chemistry. I even felt like I can relate to the main character; the way she feels like she’s trapped and always needs to follow what her parents say — aside from her parents being toxic and not being able to explore and experience life to the fullest, it’s also not helping her grow and stand independently. I think these points of view are a little too personal for me, so I’ll leave it there.

Some of the books I plan on reading are Timeline by Michael Crichton and Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory which was recently release on October 1st, so I’m excited to see how it goes. Anyway, how about you? What are the things you’ve done that is out of your comfort zone (bookish or not)? How did it go? Did you end up enjoying it or did your experience just confirmed that you really don’t like it at all? Tell me in the comments, I’d love to read your experiences.

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