Mini Book Reviews #4

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Hey guys!

Hope you’re all enjoying the sunny weather this weekend! As I have quite a few posts planned for the next few weeks, I thought I’d do mini reviews of the last few books I’ve read in one post, otherwise it’ll be a while until I next do a book review. Two are Young Adult Fiction, and one is an Autobiography.

 

An Abundance of Katherines

Even before I started reading An Abundance of Katherines, I knew it wouldn’t be as good as John Green’s other books. For starters, the whole premise is ridiculous – a guy who has dated 19 girls called Katherine, really? However, I persevered with An Abundance of Katherines since it was quite intriguing and there were a few moments that made me laugh. Nevertheless, I did get quite fed up with all the formula and footnotes on every page – I didn’t want to have to keep looking at the bottom of the page all the time so I just skimmed over most of the footnotes. I also thought that none of the main characters were particularly likeable, especially Colin, who was too obsessed with formulae and very whiny.

 

The World According to Bob

As I absolutely adore cats, it’s no surprise that I enjoyed The World According to Bob. For those of you who aren’t aware, The World According to Bob is the sequel to the bestselling novel A Street Cat Named Bob, which was adapted into a film at the end of last year. it follows a recovering drug addict called James Bowen who goes on adventures around London with his new best friend, Bob the Cat. The World According to Bob is a little bit more explicit than A Street Cat Named Bob, and some of the subplots are similar, but it is still a heartwarming read. You don’t really need to be familiar with A Street Cat Named Bob to understand what’s going on in the book. I’d recommend The World According to Bob to anyone who enjoyed Marley and Me and loves cats (or animals in general) as much as I do!

 

Rules of Attraction

I went into Rules of Attraction not expecting much, since I tend to enjoy first books more than their sequels. However, Rules of Attraction was a pleasant surprise, and I almost enjoyed it as much as Perfect Chemistry. Rules of Attraction focuses on Alex’s younger brother Carlos, who is a bit of a rebel and isn’t too keen on living in the US, away from his family in Mexico. However, after meeting a girl called Kiara, Carlos reveals his softer side and realises that maybe sometimes it is good to obey the rules.

Unsurprisingly, Rules of Attraction is cheesy and predictable, just like Perfect Chemistry. However, it’s also quite emotional. I loved the romance between Carlos and Kiara, and I’m so glad that Alex and Brittany made an appearance. I can’t wait to read Chain Reaction, which centres on Luis, the youngest Fuentes brother!

 

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them?

 

Serena

22 Comment

  1. My mum has a streetcar named bob, so i might have to steal it for a bit and then get the sequel, I’m a cat lady too haha!

  2. Katie says: Reply

    I haven’t read any of these but I’ll be adding them to my TBR pile!

  3. I have not but I totally want to read the first two books now! The first one seems really interesting! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

  4. Sophia says: Reply

    The world according to bob sounds great as I’m an all round animal lover. Also had to mention your blog name, I’m soon to be another uni graduate too argh!

    Sophia xx | http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

  5. Ellie says: Reply

    I need to get back into reading more once I’ve finished uni for the summer! I’ll be adding a few of these to my reading list so thanks for sharing :).

    Ellie Xx | http://www.make-it-up.co.uk

  6. Kirsty says: Reply

    Ah I used to love Rules of Attraction, might need to re-read that series! I am always looking for more books to read so I’m definitely going to look at the others on this list!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

  7. abbeylouisarose says: Reply

    I really really want to read The World According to Bob, it sounds like such a good one! I must admit that I’ve never feel fully enamoured with John Green so I think I’ll give his book a miss!

    Abbey 🌹 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  8. B says: Reply

    Oh my sister is reading A streetcat named Bob right now, will be sure to tell her about this next one! I like the idea of shorter reviews too!

  9. Katie says: Reply

    The World According to Bob is one of my favourite books ever. I love it so much, and I cried because I am a crazy cat lady and cats have that effect on me

  10. Chloe says: Reply

    I’ve read an Abundance Of Katherine’s too and while I enjoyed it, it definitely isn’t as good as John Green’s other books. Definitely going to have a look at the other two books though! X

  11. Charlene McElhinney says: Reply

    A street cat named Bob was great so I’ll definitely need to check out the sequel. Excellent post, hunni. I love to see what books people are reading & loving!

    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1

  12. I’ve never read any of these before but I’m always on the look out for more. I’m currently reading ‘secrets of the Tudor court’

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

  13. I’m not a John Green at all but the other books really intriguing.
    xx

  14. I’m loving the mini book reviews! Just enough information to inform me and make me interested! Love this, never stop doing this 🙂

  15. Aqy says: Reply

    I’ve never read any of these books but i do want to read the bob sequel!

    Skinnydecxflatte.blogspot.com xo

  16. Kayleigh Zara says: Reply

    The rules of attraction sounds like a book that I would absolutely love! Thanks for sharing these x

  17. All of these sound great 🙂

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

  18. All of these sound great 🙂 Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

  19. Tasmin says: Reply

    Ah this is a great post series! I like a few of Jon Green’s books so it’s a shame this one didn’t live up to the expectations of some of his others! I haven’t read any books in sooo long. I really need to make more time for it 🙂
    xx
    Tasmin | http://www.grandiosedays.com

  20. tarnya says: Reply

    I so desperately need to get back into reading, I used my bus travel time to and from work to read everyday and now i’m driving to my new job i don’t get much time and this makes me really sad!
    :((

  21. I never read any of them but they sound amazing! Thank you for the post 🙂

    Sophia x
    http://www.sophianeve.com

  22. Hollie says: Reply

    I absolutely loved an Abundance of Katherine’s when I read it – it’s a shame you didn’t get on with it!

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