It’s time to try to get back to my *normal* content!
These last two weeks have felt like an eternity, but things are starting to look up.
Blogtober is definitely not going to be happening, but I will try to get back to unboxings, reviews, tbrs, readathon wrap-ups, discussion posts, and of course weekly memes. I try to keep my blog and BookTube content separate, but I think there may be *some* more overlap just so both have interesting content.
But, I’m rambling now, let’s get into the post.
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 414 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was From Twinkle, With Love.
Title: From Twinkle, With Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 22, 2018
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 3.5-4/5
Sooooo, contemporary books and I have an interesting relationship.
I’ve discovered that not only am I incredibly picky about contemporary books but what makes a contemporary good is completely arbitrary. Two books can have a similar concept, with similar characters, and a similar plot, but I may hate one and love the other.
Because of that, I think that I may like this, but not love it. So I’m predicting a 3ish star rating.
Oh and I don’t hate love triangles as much as other readers though, but, you better be good and not stupid, because I do hate stupid.
Have you read From Twinkle, With Love?
What did you think?
Let me know below!