What I’m Reading | Shutter Island

Shutter Island
I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“Waking after all was an almost natural state. You surfaced without a history, then spent the blinks and yawns reassembling your past, shuffling the shards into chronological order before fortifying yourself for the present.”

– Shutter Island

What I’m Reading | The Girl on the Train

w544850I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts. Who was it said following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all.”

– The Girl on the Train

What I’m Reading | The Silence of the Lambs

I’ve decided instead of full book reviews, to just post a snippet of the book I’m reading, something that stood out to me.

“We rarely get to prepare ourselves in meadows or graveled walks; we do it on short notice in places without windows, hospital corridors, rooms like this lounge with its cracked plastic sofa and Cinzano ashtrays, where the café curtains cover blank concrete. In rooms like this with so little time, we prepare our gestures, get them by heart so we can do them when we’re frightened in the face of Doom.”

– The Silence of the Lambs

What I’m Reading | Me Before You

me before youI’ve been reading a lot lately, last year I hit my goal of 40 books in a year! This year I’m aiming for 50. That’s a ton of books to review, so instead I’ve decided to simply post a quote that stood out to me from each book. My first book completion of 2015 was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Amazing. Think The Fault in our Stars for adults. Almost.

“All I can say is that you make me…you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.” –Me Before You

xo. Brie

Book Review: The Maze Runner Trilogy

maze runnerAnother trilogy done and done! My goal this year is to read 50 books. With a wedding and cross country move coming up, we’ll see how that goes..but that’s the goal!

I just finished the Maze Runner series, which for those of you who don’t know, the Maze Runner movie will be coming out sometime this year. Which left me a little like this.
Yeah. So without further ado:

Maze Runner: I felt this was the best of all the books – typical trilogy style, it’s tough to top #1. My favorite part of the book was discovering things along with the characters. Basically, there’s a bunch of boys in this Glade, with high walls and monsters outside. Oh, and their memories have been wiped, so they don’t know why they’re there, or how to escape. Enter Thomas, our hero, who seems to have some forgotten connection to the maze creators. The book moves fast and you get caught up in the character development quickly. Before you know it, you’re downloading the next one on amazon. Which brings us to;

The Scorch Trials: Not gonna lie, this one was a bit slow at times for me. The boys are out of the Glade, yet find themselves in another trial – this time in a desert wasteland. Some good plot twists happen at times, some deep betrayal and all. But overall this one seemed to just set up the final book.

The Death Cure: This on picked up again for sure. With characters understanding more and more, some even getting their full memories back, the remaining gladers must find a way to stop WICKED (read the book, you’ll get it) once and for all. But it turns darker than they could have thought, and there are some great and tragic surprises along the way.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this series. The characters are well developed, showing both their strengths and weaknesses at times, which makes them more relatable.

That’s all for now!

xo. Brie