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What I read October 2015


So I’m done with my Christmas shopping and I got everything I wanted from the Christmas makeup collections. Now I’m totally broke and I have a lot of beauty posts to write before Christmas. My “What I read this month” post for October is late as always, but I’ve read only one book in November so far anyway. So here are the books I read in October:

1. On Dublin Street by Samantha Youngtwo stars

Page number: 368

Publication date: October 2012

Translated in Bulgarian: yes

On Dublin Street is a quite popular and loved book so I had very high hopes. Sadly I was disappointed. I didn’t like almost anything except the fact that the story takes place in Scotland. On Dublin Street is just a love story and it does not impress with an original storyline or characters. The main character Jocelyn has lost her parents and has been through a lot of hardships. She moves to an apartment on Dublin Street which is owned by Braden. He is the other main character. By the end I expected some secret from Jocelyn’s past to reveal itself, but this did not happen. I think that the story is supposed to be about the main character’s struggle with PTSD, but the idea that you can meet someone and his love can heal your traumas is kind of ridiculous and even harmful. The book is well written and it’s easy to read, that’s why I gave it two stars. I personally didn’t like it at all. There are a few more books in the series, but I don’t plan on reading them.

2. Fall with me by J. Lynnthree stars

Page number: 384

Publication date: March 2015

Translated in Bulgarian: no, but the previous books in the series are translated

Fall with me is one of the books in the Wait for you series by J. Lynn, the stories in them are intertwined, but you don’t need to read them in order. J. Lynn is a pseudonym used by one of my favourite authors Jennifer L. Armentrout.  This is her romantic series, but usually when I am not sure what to read I just pick one of her books. Fall with me is a love story, there are some crimes happening too. You realize who is the guilty one almost immediately, don’t expect any mystery. Fall with me is a romance it works if you want just something light to read. I gave it three stars just because of the author.

3. Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzelithree stars

Page number: 464

Publication date: March 2015

Translated in Bulgarian: no

I found out about this book from the tech blogs. It’s supposed to present Steve Jobs in a more realistic light than the biography written by Walter Isaacson. I was intrigued and I read it. Becoming Steve Jobs indeed describes Steve Jobs differently, but the facts are the same and I found it a little bit boring at times. The Isaacson’s book is written more like a novel and it’s easier to read while this one was more like a documentary. 

4. Killing Sarai (In the company of killers) by J.A. Redmerskifour stars

Page number: 326

Publication date: June 2013

Translated in Bulgarian: no

I read a lot of positive reviews of this new adult series which is about hired killers. I get why it’s so liked. There was a lot of action in this book and it was quite differant from the other books in this genre which are mainly love stories. I wasn’t blown away by Killing Sarai, but it impressed me enough to continue with the series. Besides I heard that the first one is the weakest.

Killing Sarai is about a girl named Sarai who is kept captive by a Mexican drug lord. Victor is a hired killer, who visits the mantion where Sarai is kept. She hides in his car and asks him to help her cross the border. The storyline is a great adventure and it’s really dynamic.