Friday, March 31, 2017

50/50 Friday (26): Best/Worst Book Read In March


50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc).  Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!

Today's Topic: Best/Worst Read In March


Best:
This month wasn't the best month for me but I do have two books that tied for the top spot!  They both were 4 stars in my book (no new 5 star reads this month).


London Lovers series

Goodreads Blurb:
"Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves."


This was a really solid NA romance.  The character interactions were all hilarious and the plot was so great.  There are also dual POV's which really enhances the romance!  I gave this book 4 stars.  Read my review HERE.






Goodreads Blurb:
"Two athletes from different planets are on the verge of greatness. Johnny’s a carefree Canadian making his mark in the NHL. Jamaal’s set to follow LeBron and Kyrie out of the ghetto. When their worlds collide, the catastrophic clash ignites racial conflict not seen since Ferguson. The incident tests the fledgling love of Johnny’s best friend Lucas and his African-American girlfriend Chantal, and sets them on a quest for truth and justice in the perverse racial landscape of 2016.

As chaos escalates across American cities, an MLK-like voice rises from the ashes. Wilbur Rufus Holmes may be salvation for Luke and Chantal, but can he stop society’s relentless descent into racial discord?

Johnny and Jamaal is awash with sports, violence and political taboo, as America’s seething dysfunction is laid bare."


This book tackles race relations which is a pretty hefty topic (at least in the US).  I thought the author handled the topic rather well, all things considered.  I did think that it was a bit removed so I didn't feel as connected to the characters so I gave it 4 stars.  Read my review HERE.



Worst:


Goodreads Blurb:
"“April 12, 2003. “Beep. Beep. We interrupt your radio station to bring you this important message. The counties of… no. The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and southern portions of Iowa and Nebraska are in a Flood Warning.””

This was no typical flood warning. With eleven states expecting three to ten inches of rain for an unprecedented number of days, the United States was in a frenzy. Families were evacuating their hometowns in hopes of locating refuge on dry land, but Hannah Davis’ family thought that they could out wait the storm. When their panicked Grandmother reaches out to them, requesting help, they find themselves fighting the weather and time to rescue her. As if that wasn’t enough, shortly after joining forces with two of Hannah’s classmates, Adrian and Ophelia, they come face to face with a gang that wants Adrian dead. As the days go by the family grows increasingly wary whether or not they will reach their Grandmother in time. Will the Davis’ be able to come together to outwit the storm and its surrounding catastrophes? Or will Hannah’s affection for Adrian put her family in more danger than it is worth?"


Unfortunately, I didn't really like this book as much as I thought I would.  It sounds great, but it just needed more fleshing out and description.  I rated this 2 stars.  Read my review HERE.



What did you read in March?  Have you read any of these books?



Next Week's Topic: Best/Worst Conclusion to a Series

8 comments:

  1. Looks like some sport themes did well for you this month.

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    1. Haha I actually didn't notice but I suppose so!

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  2. I'm so glad you got the chance to try Johnny and Jamaal - it was excellent.

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  3. I have not read any of these books. I need to change that.

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    1. I can't say I'm really surprised since they're all R&R books which are generally less known. They both were really good though!

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