Review Shots: It is all about family and friendships

Oct 29, 201828 comments

It has been a while since I posted these review shots but here I am. I will be posting these mini reviews on the first Monday of every month, as per my old schedule. And I have a huge review backlog so I will utilizing this chance perfectly. 

This week I have three books that everyone, well almost everyone, I know has read already and everything that is to be said about them has been said. So I am gonna make them short and quick, a.k.a bite sized mine reviews. 


Book Name: Simon and the homo sapiens agenda

Series: Creekwood #1

Author:  Becky Albertalli

Genre: Fiction – Romance, LGBTQAYoung Adult

Characters: Simon Spier, Martin Addison, Abby Suso, Nick Eisner, Leah Burke

Setting: Shady Creek, Georgia, The USA

This book put a smile on my face. I started to read the book just before I watched the movie, as per my usual rule. And I didn’t want to end at all.

Every character was freaking adorable and well adorable. It is a simple boy meets boy story with a hint of mystery angle in it. The writing was so perfect that I read another one of the author’s books. Everyone should read this one. 

I loved that the book asked the correct questions about LGBTQA, without being too preachy about it. It also spoke about friendship and family support.


Book Name: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Genre: Fiction – Romance, Young Adult

Characters: Lara Jean, Peter Kavinsky, Kitty, Margot, Josh

Setting: Charlottesville, Virginia, The USA

I will be reviewing the whole series than each book, as I read them in one shot without stopping between them. I usually don’t love book series but this one bowled me over.

The story revolves around Lara Jean, an introvert who writes letters to her crushes to get it out of her system. Unexpectedly those get delivered to all those boys and hilarity ensues. The leads are so relatable and again family relationships and friendships form a big role in the series. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a a cute story that was converted to a Netflix film just a while ago due to the hype it created. And I assure you the film does not disappoint as well.


Book Name: Nordic King

Author: Karina Halle

Genre: Fiction – Romance, Contemporary

Characters: Aurora, King Askel, Clara and Freja

Setting: Copenhagen, Denmark

Aurora is selected to be the new nanny for the Nordic royal family. She is from the Australian outbacks and is no way considered fit to be teaching the royal princess or to be the King’s new girl friend – or is she? 

Even though the plot is kinda predictable I enjoyed reading this one. I liked the family dynamics and the friendship between the kids and their nanny. Perfect for a cold afternoon read with cup of coffee. 

So how did you like these books? Do you do mini reviews on your blog? Do you like reading them? Let us talk about it.

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28 Comments

  1. Catfairy Books

    Simon and TATBILB is LIFE! Those books are my fave books and Lara Jean is my spirit animal!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I relate to her so much as well.

      Reply
  2. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great reviews, I am really glad you are fully enjoying both of these books so far in. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay, glad you liked it.

      Reply
  3. VIDYA TIRU

    need to read all of these.. to all the boys is one on my list for a while now

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Let me know how you feel about it after you read it.

      Reply
  4. Whispering Stories

    Great choices of books. I’ve only read one of them.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Try the other ones as well.

      Reply
  5. Lashaan Balasingam

    I’ve heard great things about Simon and the homo sapiens agenda! I’m glad to see you enjoyed it. 😀

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I watched and loved the movie as well.

      Reply
  6. heidi

    Enjoyed the mini reviews. 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad you liked it.

      Reply
  7. Eline

    A Nordic King is on my TBR already. I read one book from Karina Halle before, Smut!
    I like these short reviews a lot, great post and great books 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am planning to do more of mini reviews then.

      Reply
  8. Amanda McGill

    Love mini reviews! I really enjoyed To All the Boys and the whole series!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad we have similar tastes in books.

      Reply
  9. Christina

    I’ve not read any of these lol! But To All The Boys has been on my TBR for a while!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      You have to read it!

      Reply
  10. Mandi Schneck

    I’ve never heard of A Nordic King, but the other two I’ve read and adore so much!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Nordic king was good as well.

      Reply
  11. DJ Sakata

    Well done – I like this idea

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad you approve.

      Reply
  12. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    Simon Vs. is one of my all-time favorites! You can’t help but falling in love with the characters! I’m hoping to get back to reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before soon. Great reviews, Gayathri! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      To all the boys i’ve loved before is also a good read. Get to it!

      Reply
  13. Julianna Aislynn d'Merricksson

    Lovely reviews. I really wanna read Simon. It’s on my TBR mountain. Just haven’t gotten to it yet. :/

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I took a really long time to get to it as well. But it was worth it.

      Reply
  14. jennifer gaarder

    Very nice selection. I will tell my daughter to read ToAll Thr Boys I Loved Before

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It is just not a YA book. I have seen lots of adults liking it too.

      Reply

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